Peggy Sue Barton Casamento died peacefully at her home on February 11, 2022, surrounded by her three daughters. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1301 Oliver Road, Monroe, Louisiana with Pastor Paul McComack officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Peggy was born on October 28, 1939, in Gilbert, Louisiana to the late Elmer and Castella Barton. She moved to Monroe and married the love of her life, VJ, where they raised their family and started a successful business.
Peggy faithfully served her church, Trinity Lutheran, for over 60 years. In addition to her involvement with Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and was active in the Ladies Bible Study. Peggy also enjoyed serving the community by volunteering at Food Bank of NELA and Desiard Street Ministries.
Peggy was gentle in spirit and loving to everyone she encountered. She was a force when it came to loving her husband and her family. Nothing brought her greater joy than to be surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her Nonnie. She knew that her family was a beautiful gift and she truly cherished them every single day.
Peggy was also a force in her fight with cancer. She believed God kept her alive through those battles so she could continue to take care of her beloved VJ. During her battle with cancer, she never lost her soft glow and tenderness for which she was so well known.
If we reveal our true selves in times of trouble, Peggy used those times to reveal her strong faith in the Lord and his faithful promises. She was brave, loving, and joyful throughout her battle and enjoyed being part of Northeast LA Cancer Prayer and Support Group, sending encouragement to others facing similar struggles.
Peggy was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, VJ; brothers, Lynn Barton and Joe Barton; sister, Carmen Stamper; brothers-in-law, Stephen Casamento, Gene Conaway, and Delton Smith; sister-in-law, Betty Barton; niece, Terry Meyer; and nephew, Randy Barton.
She is survived by her beloved daughters, Connie Moore (Clay), Sandy Sartor (Will), Wendy Alexander; eight grandchildren, Ainsley Moore Wiggins (Jordan), Morgan Sartor Ginn (Tyler), Ben Sartor, Vincent Moore (Noelle), Brent Charles Alexander (Katie), Jack Alexander, Trey Sartor, Samuel Alexander; and five great grandchildren, Graham, Griffin, and Blair Wiggins, George and Sartor Ginn. Also surviving Peggy are her brother, Billy Barton (Cindy), and her sister, Joyce Smith; brother-in-law, Tommy Casamento (Jeanne); sisters-in-law, Athie Bohnet (Richie), Laura Casamento, and Judy Conaway; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Peggy, side by side with VJ, built a family firmly rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ. They lived out their faith daily and were Godly examples – leaving a legacy that will continue for generations.
Peggy Sue, as she was affectionately called by VJ, ran her race with all her heart. She gave all of herself to the people she loved. We rejoice that she is finally resting in the arms of her Savior.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.
Serving as pallbearers are Peggy’s grandsons.
Our family wishes to thank all of our many family members, friends, and our Church families for all of your prayers and support. We also wish to thank Dr. Coy Gammage, members of Oncology Associates of Monroe, and Peggy’s healthcare providers at M.D. Anderson in Houston. A special thanks to those caring individuals with Elara Caring Hospice who brought comfort and peace to Peggy and us in a difficult time.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church of Monroe at 1301 Oliver Road, or online at tlcinmonroe.org; or to the charity of your choice.