Cover photo for PEGGY LYVETTE CAMPER's Obituary
1961 PEGGY 2023


August 5, 1961 — December 13, 2023

Peggy Lyvette Camper, affectionately known as "China Doll," passed away on December 13, 2023, in Desoto, Texas. She was born on August 5, 1961, in Natchez Mississippi to her loving parents, Dorothy Mae Marsaw Camper and Louis Thomas Camper. Peggy's legacy as a remarkable woman will forever be cherished by her family and friends.

Peggy had a strong work ethic and dedicated much of her life to the banking industry. She contributed her skills and talents to both Bank of America and Chase Bank, leaving a lasting impact on the organizations she served. Throughout her career, Peggy displayed professionalism and integrity, earning the respect and admiration of her colleagues.

While Peggy excelled in her profession, she also made time for the important things in life – creating beautiful memories with her loved ones. Her son Kevin fondly remembers the first time Peggy took him and his brother to the beach; it was a transformative experience that sparked his lifelong love for the shore. Additionally, when Peggy's granddaughter uttered her first words – "pepper please" – it brought immense joy to everyone around her.

Sister Vanessa holds tender recollections of their childhood together. She remembers Peggy combing her hair before school each day with unwavering care and support. Vanessa also played a crucial role in assisting Peggy during her recovery following surgery, exemplifying the strength of their sisterly bond.

Peggy's educational journey included graduating from Skyline High School in 1979 and obtaining a certification for medical assisting from Everest College. However, Peggy was not limited to one area of expertise; she possessed an array of talents that showcased her creativity and resourcefulness. She was a self-taught seamstress who could turn fabric into works of art. Peggy had an eye for fashion design and could effortlessly create stunning garments. Her baking skills were unrivaled – she took immense pride in designing and crafting beautiful cakes. Peggy's culinary artistry extended to the kitchen, where she delighted her loved ones with her delectable dishes. She truly was a chef in every sense of the word.

Peggy's boundless energy and determination were evident in every aspect of her life. Her creativity knew no bounds, and she effortlessly excelled at various crafts. She had an innate ability to think outside the box and tackle any challenge that came her way. Peggy's expertise seemed limitless – whether it was event planning, hairstyling, or any other endeavor she pursued, she worked at her own pace while leaving a lasting impression on those around her.

Among Peggy's proudest accomplishments were raising her two sons, Kevin and Kody. Their well-being and happiness meant the world to her. Welcoming Tyreonna into the family as a daughter-in-law brought immense joy to Peggy's heart. Her four grandchildren – Ty'Kevia, Ber'Nae, Khianna, and Khameron – were a source of immeasurable love and pride for Peggy.

In addition to her immediate family, Peggy leaves behind cherished memories with her father Louis Thomas Camper and siblings: Celeste Denise Bonner (Tim P Bonner Jr.), Louis T. Camper Jr. (Debra), Velada Camper, Charles Anthony Camper (Sharetta), Marcus Lamonte Camper (Kayla), Cecil Donnell Camper (Jacqueline), Vanessa Lynette Camper (Leon), Cedric Kennard Camper (Cynthia). Angela Denise Camper, sister-in-law to Peggy, was also an important part of Peggy's life.

Peggy will be remembered for her lovable nature, sweetness that touched all who knew her, and her melodious voice that resonated like a songbird. Her multi-faceted talents shone brightly as she adeptly mastered various crafts. Whether it was sewing, hairstyling, or cooking, Peggy's expertise seemed to have no boundaries.

Peggy Camper was a caregiver and caretaker of the highest caliber. Her compassion knew no limits as she selflessly cared for her mother and father throughout their lives, providing comfort and support during their times of need.

As we mourn the loss of Peggy Lyvette Camper, let us also celebrate the incredible life she led. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known her. We are grateful for the love, joy, and inspiration she brought into our lives. May her soul find eternal peace.

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Friday, December 22, 2023

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