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Peggy Joyce Mills Overbey

Brentwood, Tennessee

February 7, 1937 - May 24, 2024

Peggy Joyce Mills Overbey Obituary

Peggy Overbey joyfully joined her savior, Jesus Christ, in eternity on May 24, 2024 after a long and full life on earth. 


Peggy was born on February 7, 1937 in Greenville, North Carolina to Toley Floyd Mills and Myrtle Ruth Tripp Mills (both deceased). Along with her sister, Jean Riggs and her brother Rudy Mills (deceased), she lived her young life on a farm which shaped her love of hard work. She became a Christian early in her life. Her nickname in school was “Trouble.”


Peggy graduated high school early and attended the Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College) in Nashville, Tennessee. A couple years later she married her high school boyfriend, Jack Paramore (Sterl Dixon Paramore, Sr.) (deceased), and they entered a life of ministry. Together they had three children, Sterl Dixon Paramore, Jr. (Debi), Hannah Ruth Paramore Breen (Bill), and Miriam Jo Paramore. For years she was a housewife. She sewed all of her daughter’s clothes, was active in the grade school PTA and taught her children Bible verses using Flannelgraph (words in pictures) pinned to a bulletin board in the den of their house on Central Avenue in Nashville.


Peggy was also active in the Free Will Baptist denomination, authoring articles for their publications and teaching Sunday School classes at church.


As life went on, her marriage to Jack ended and a new chapter began. She married Robert Kenneth Overbey, Sr. (deceased) and moved to Brentwood, Tennessee and became step-mother to Bob’s sons, Ken and Greg Overbey. There she became influential at Brentwood Baptist and in the broader Christian community around Brentwood. Peggy filled many responsibilities and held many leadership roles in the church. She was a teacher, an author, a leader in women’s ministry, team leader for Women of Hope, chairwoman of the Benevolence Team, and one of the founders of Graceworks, now a large and well-respected non-profit in Williamson County.


Peggy was a Master Gardener, with the certificate to prove it. She did magical things in the yard of every home she owned and even in the common area of her last condo, much to the chagrin of the homeowner’s association.


Peggy had many longtime friends who gardened together, played Scrabble and traveled together to the Florida Panhandle. These same friends helped her transition as her health necessitated a move to a senior living facility.


One of the joys of Peggy’s life was her grandchildren; Jason Aderholt, Marie Aderholt Dryden, Brian Paramore, Brandon Paramore, Josh Wyrick, Sam Wyrick, Trey Overbey, Jacqueline Rene Overbey and Gregory Mason Overbey. She made clothes for them with appliques of superheros, kept them when they were sick and their parents had to work and dressed them up as Mary and Joseph and the rest of the gang for a live nativity at Christmas. Peggy had always been a worker but she became playful with her grandchildren, taking them to Center Hill Lake for long weekends where they would fish, tube, swim, pick blackberries and ride four-wheelers. She sent them Grannygrams and took them for milkshakes. She loved them as they grew and supported them as they went out into the world.


When the first great grandchildren came along she was able to help babysit and became even more playful with them spending long hours at McDonalds sipping a large Diet Coke while they played at the inside PlayPlace. Peggy’s family legacy is large. She is leaving behind 11 great grandchildren; Vera Jae Aderholt, Ronin Arturo Dryden, Jason Bruce Aderholt, Jr., Reid Harris Aderholt, Nora Elizabeth Aderholt, Ella Fair Aderholt, Evelinn Paramore, Jackson Paramore, Ezekiel Paramore and Emelinn Paramore.


Above all else, Peggy longed to be with Jesus. We are grateful for the witness at the end of her life that proved to us that God is true to his word. Even on the worst days, she would still remind us that This is the day the Lord has made, We will rejoice and be glad in it. 


And it’s not an option. 


Praise God! He never left her.


Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28 in the Atrium of Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood. A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 pm in Baskin Chapel. Burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park will be at 2:00 pm.


In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to GraceWorks Ministries at https://www.graceworkstn.org/.


To leave a condolence, or share a memory of Peggy, please visit the Tribute Wall.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Peggy Joyce Mills Overbey hosted by Austin Funeral and Cremation Services.

Peggy Overbey joyfully joined her savior, Jesus Christ, in eternity on May 24, 2024 after a long and full life on earth. 


Peggy was born on February 7, 1937 in Greenville, North Carolina to Toley Floyd Mills and Myrtle Ruth Tripp Mills (both deceased). Along with her sister, Jean Riggs and her brother Rudy Mills (deceased), she lived her young life on a farm which shaped her love of hard work. She became a Christian early in her life. Her nickname in school was “Trouble.”


Peggy graduated high school early and attended the Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College) in Nashville, Tennessee. A couple years later she married her high school boyfriend, Jack Paramore (Sterl Dixon Paramore, Sr.) (deceased), and they entered a life of ministry. Together they had three children, Sterl Dixon Paramore, Jr. (Debi), Hannah Ruth Paramore Breen (Bill), and Miriam Jo Paramore. For years she was a housewife. She sewed all of her daughter’s clothes, was active in the grade school PTA and taught her children Bible verses using Flannelgraph (words in pictures) pinned to a bulletin board in the den of their house on Central Avenue in Nashville.


Peggy was also active in the Free Will Baptist denomination, authoring articles for their publications and teaching Sunday School classes at church.


As life went on, her marriage to Jack ended and a new chapter began. She married Robert Kenneth Overbey, Sr. (deceased) and moved to Brentwood, Tennessee and became step-mother to Bob’s sons, Ken and Greg Overbey. There she became influential at Brentwood Baptist and in the broader Christian community around Brentwood. Peggy filled many responsibilities and held many leadership roles in the church. She was a teacher, an author, a leader in women’s ministry, team leader for Women of Hope, chairwoman of the Benevolence Team, and one of the founders of Graceworks, now a large and well-respected non-profit in Williamson County.


Peggy was a Master Gardener, with the certificate to prove it. She did magical things in the yard of every home she owned and even in the common area of her last condo, much to the chagrin of the homeowner’s association.


Peggy had many longtime friends who gardened together, played Scrabble and traveled together to the Florida Panhandle. These same friends helped her transition as her health necessitated a move to a senior living facility.


One of the joys of Peggy’s life was her grandchildren; Jason Aderholt, Marie Aderholt Dryden, Brian Paramore, Brandon Paramore, Josh Wyrick, Sam Wyrick, Trey Overbey, Jacqueline Rene Overbey and Gregory Mason Overbey. She made clothes for them with appliques of superheros, kept them when they were sick and their parents had to work and dressed them up as Mary and Joseph and the rest of the gang for a live nativity at Christmas. Peggy had always been a worker but she became playful with her grandchildren, taking them to Center Hill Lake for long weekends where they would fish, tube, swim, pick blackberries and ride four-wheelers. She sent them Grannygrams and took them for milkshakes. She loved them as they grew and supported them as they went out into the world.


When the first great grandchildren came along she was able to help babysit and became even more playful with them spending long hours at McDonalds sipping a large Diet Coke while they played at the inside PlayPlace. Peggy’s family legacy is large. She is leaving behind 11 great grandchildren; Vera Jae Aderholt, Ronin Arturo Dryden, Jason Bruce Aderholt, Jr., Reid Harris Aderholt, Nora Elizabeth Aderholt, Ella Fair Aderholt, Evelinn Paramore, Jackson Paramore, Ezekiel Paramore and Emelinn Paramore.


Above all else, Peggy longed to be with Jesus. We are grateful for the witness at the end of her life that proved to us that God is true to his word. Even on the worst days, she would still remind us that This is the day the Lord has made, We will rejoice and be glad in it. 


And it’s not an option. 


Praise God! He never left her.


Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28 in the Atrium of Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood. A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00 pm in Baskin Chapel. Burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park will be at 2:00 pm.


In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to GraceWorks Ministries at https://www.graceworkstn.org/.


To leave a condolence, or share a memory of Peggy, please visit the Tribute Wall.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Peggy Joyce Mills Overbey hosted by Austin Funeral and Cremation Services.

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