“Peggy” Anna Marceline Barber Cammisa, age 100, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023, while residing at Frank Wells Nursing Home, Macclenny, FL. She was the last surviving child of John and Cora Lee Barber of Moultrie, GA, and the last born of their twelve children.
Funeral Services will be held in both Macclenny and Moultrie where she will be buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in the Barber family plot. The service in Macclenny will be at the First Methodist Church Friday morning, January 13 with Pastor Bryan Simpson officiating. Family visitation is from 9:30 to 10, followed by visitation for friends from 10 to 11. The funeral will be at 11 am.
Services in Moultrie will be held on Saturday, January 14 in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert McCoy officiating. Visitation will be from 2pm to 3pm, with the service following at 3. Internment at Pleasant Grove follows with Dr. McCoy presiding.
Peggy was born in Moultrie on July 2, 1922,and celebrated her 100th birthday this summer at First Methodist Church of Macclenny with 80 friends and family in attendance.
Her life was a series of highs and lows, as her mother died the day before her fifth birthday. Her father tried to keep the family intact through difficult times, especially the depression. He finally divided the youngest children, sending them to older siblings who were already establishing their own homes. Peggy was sent to Tallahassee, FL, to be raised by her oldest sister.
She met her husband-to-be, Army Staff Sergeant Ray Cammisa, at a USO gathering in Tallahassee, where both shot pool, a sport they continued to enjoy for many years. They were married in March 1944. After the war they made their home in Jacksonville.
Her husband died in 1990 and Peggy eventually returned to Tallahassee, where one of her sisters was still living. Peggy moved to Baker County from Tallahassee in 2006 when she purchased a home in Copper Creek. Upon her move she became a member of the Methodist Church and was a faithful attendee of the Council on Aging. In 2015 she sold her home and moved in with her daughter Patricia Weeks and her husband, George, who live in Glen St. Mary. In 2020 she became a resident of Wells Nursing Home.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Weeks (George) of Glen St. Mary and Pamela Sinclaire of Orlando. Grandchildren include Alicia (Phil) Schell, Chris Weeks, Victoria Weeks, all of Jacksonville; Erin (Dylan) Harris, University Place, WA; and Claire (Edwin) Howe, Orlando. Great grandchildren are Anacapri Schell, Anna Belle Schell, Willa Harris, Liam Harris, Primrose Howe, and Georgia Howe. She was the matriarch of an extended family of more than 200.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Community Hospice and First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 904-259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
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