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June 30, 1948 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Peggy Tate was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1948. She
was one of ten children born to the late WC and Louise Craig.
Peggy graduated from Westinghouse High School in 1966. She
received her degree in nursing from St. Francis Nursing School. She
worked in several hospitals as a registered nurse in Pittsburgh
including West Penn, Presbyterian and Magee Women’s Hospital.
While at Magee Hospital she was the operating room nurse during the
birth of her niece, Jeanna. It was a blessed time for all. She retired
from United Healthcare in 2014.
Peggy met and married the love of her life of more than 47 years,
George Tate and to this union one son, Michael Tate was born and
later the two adopted their son, Jermaine Beard. She loved and
adored her family and they were the air she breathed.
Peggy was baptized at an early age at St. James Baptist Church and
remained a devoted member throughout the years serving in many
capacities such as the choir, trustee, Missionary Society and First Lady.
She also provided her expertise in many areas in the church such as
breast cancer awareness, an exercise program and an annual street fair
in which she and the congregation collected food, clothing, shoes and
bookbags to distribute to members of the community free of cost.
Peggy made every member of St. James feel special by giving them a
gift for their birthday and every holiday she satisfied her sweet tooth
along with everyone in the congregation with a bag of candy.
Peggy was an amazing and an absolutely beautiful person. She always
greeted people with a smile and remained active despite her challenges.
She served in many leadership positions (which raised breast cancer
awareness), the Silver Cord Association and African American
Women’s Speaker Bureau.
Peggy departed this life on February 1, 2024, and was escorted to the
heavenly by God’s Angels.
Peggy leaves to mourn, her husband Pastor George Tate; two sons,
Michael and Jermaine (Sharee) Beard; three granddaughters, Leah
Tate, Dashane and Daijah Beard; two sisters, Mourden Baldwin and
Virginia Craig; three brothers, Jerry (Karen), Richard and Spencer
Craig (Kim deceased) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and