Peggy Marie Slocum

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Peggy Marie Slocum, 76, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Peggy was born and raised in a loving family in Flomaton, Alabama where she graduated High School in 1966. She went on to attend college at Auburn University where she met her future husband Norman Slocum. After marriage she traveled for over 27 years as an Air Force wife, living in 3 countries, vacationing in 20 countries, and visiting over 40 states. She always made a house feel like a home for her family with her husband throughout his military career. Eventually, Peggy and Norman settled in Schertz, Texas, and finally New Braunfels, Texas. Peggy worked as a Human Resources assistant and was the Matriarch of the Slocum home and family. After a 20-year career in civil service, Peggy retired and enjoyed a good life and quality time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Peggy was all heart and strength and a friend to all. She was a cheerleader for 4 years and was Miss Flomaton in her Junior year of high school. She loved spending time with her mother Ruth who was her best friend. She was an avid reader and loved traveling the world with her husband Norman. Of all the places she visited, Peggy's favorite was enjoying the beach with family and friends. She loved watching the skyline as the pelicans flew by and playing cards with the girls. She was traditional and made every holiday and every meal special. Christmas was a special time of year and Peggy would decorate Christmas trees in each room with different themes of ornaments and cook homemade recipes that filled the house with delicious smells and love. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Henry Judson Strength and Bennie Ruth Green Strength. Her Brother Benny Strength and grandson Judson Slocum. She is survived by her husband Norman, daughters Mystique and husband Jason Haslup, Michelle Slocum, and son Marc and wife Melissa Slocum, 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at First Baptist Church of New Braunfels on February 27th at 10:00 AM visitation, 11:00 AM will be a life tribute service followed by a reception. Burial will be private for immediate family only at Fort Sam Military Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation at

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  1. Q: How did you meet Peggy?

    A: The Strength family were our neighbors in Flomaton. Peggy was my sister Lee’s idol and big sister. She taught Lee to drive and how to dance and cheer. Peggy was always very sweet to me and I loved having a big sister who didn’t pick on me like Lee did! Through the years we stayed in touch and when my nephew Will graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary the family went to Dallas to attend the ceremony. From there we went to San Antonio to see Peggy, Norman, and Miss Ruth. It was an awesome trip. Recently Peggy sent me her lighted figurine of Auburn’s Samford Hall that I will always cherish. Rest in Peace. I love you. War Eagle!

  2. Thanks for your friendship through the years. We will her and her beautiful smile and hugs.God bless all the family.Love Armstrong family

  3. She was my original best friend, the one I told everything to, skipped school to go shopping with, and called whenever I had something to ponder. I don’t know what I did to deserve such a special person in my life. She shaped the person and the mother that I am in so many ways. I love you always and forever.

  4. A favorite memory is sitting on Nana Peggy’s lap and watching TV. She always gave the best hugs and I will miss her.

  5. My mom gave me a love for accessories, something we shared together, picking out an outfit for an occasion and the jewelry to go with it , sitting on her bed while she got ready , trying on her rings and getting in trouble, as a toddler there is a story of me putting her rings in the toilet! But no matter the mischief she had a smile that could launch a thousand ships and my heart knew she loved me no matter what!

  6. 💜Thank you. Ms. Peggy taught me how to make green beans. Who knew a beef bouillon cube could make green beans so yummy. Love to your family and the Colonel. Kelly Byrns Davis

  7. I met Ms. Peggy and her family when I was a senior in high school. Ms. Peggy always made me feel like I was part of her family by welcoming me into her home. Her laugh and smile lit up a room and she gave the best hugs. Sending my love from Panama City Beach, Florida to Colonel Slocum, Michele, Mystique and Marc.

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