Margaret Herold Blitch “Peg”, passed away on February 2, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Peg was born July 28, 1934 in Passaic, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Francis Hyacinth Herold and Marian Alda Burrows.
Besides her parents, Peg was predeceased by her son Greer Blitch; her brothers Francis “Frank” Herold and Harry Burrows.
She is survived by her husband, Brooks E. Blitch III; son, Brooks E. Blitch IV, Angela Blitch, grandsons Devon and Ridge Brady; son, Brett H Blitch and wife Gail, all of Homerville, GA; daughter in law, Misty Blitch of Enid, Oklahoma. Granddaughter, Paxton Blitch Douglas and husband, Lee; grandson, Chase Blitch, all of Homerville, GA, Sisters, Alda Herold of Reston, VA and Ann Russell and husband, Bill of New Castle, DE, Clinch county and everyone in it along with many other special family members and friends.
Peg Blitch served her community and state as a true public servant, even when she was not in office. Peg was judge of the Clinch County Probate Court from 1976 to 1980. In 1991 she served one term in the Georgia House of Representatives. In 1992 she began her work in the Senate, where she served for 12 years. She worked closely with Valdosta State University, critically aiding in its growth. Recognizing that teachers were underpaid, she and her fellow legislators successfully obtained significant pay raises for educators. She then served one term as Mayor of Homerville in 2010. Peg served in all
three branches of government.
Her greatest legacy is that of love, generosity, and friendship. She made everyone around her feel special! In her free time she enjoyed traveling, sun bathing, and reading before bed. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she never missed an episode of Jeopardy. She enjoyed eating quail dinners at Jimbo’s and grilled shrimp at Hoagies. She kept a stash of candy with her at all times, that’s why she was always so sweet. She extended unconditional love to all who knew her and will be remembered best as a wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
A private family service was held, Friday, Feb. 5, 2012.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 2263 Pineview Dr., Valdosta, GA 31602.
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Roundtree Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.