Margaret Gene “Peggy” (Mason) Black

Peggy BlackPeggy left this earth on January 8, 2021, to join our Lord; her parents, Eugene and Dorothy Mason; her brother, Dennis Mason; her husband, Robert Black, and her niece, Amy.  Peggy was born March 15, 1935, in Lansing.  She graduated from Sexton High School and attended Michigan State University.  In 1991, Peggy retired after 28 years as a civilian employee in Lansing Police Department Administration.  After her retirement, she worked as a City Elections Inspector and served as a volunteer in the Family Lounge and Messenger Services at Ingham Regional Medical Hospital.  She also worked part-time for the Michigan Practical Nurses Association for 16 years.  She was a member of Mayflower Congregational Church and a member of the former Vivian Society of the Elks Lodge #196 and Women of the Moose Lodge #116.  Peggy is survived by:  her daughter, Diana Shance; granddaughters, Kaylie and Krista Kingsbury of Destin, FL; her brother’s wife, Vicki; and nephews, Rick (Lori), David, and Douglas.  Due to the current virus situation, no service is planned.  Online condolences may be left for her family at www.EstesLeadley.com.

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Emiline Reifsnyder
January 12, 2021 at 8:16 am

Peggy was a “Cracker-Jack” secretary and very loyal. Her standards were extremely high. I am proud to have known her.

Emiline Reifsnyder (wife of Charles)

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:07 am

Thank you Em. Mom thought the world of you two !

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Brenda Peltier Fernholz
January 13, 2021 at 4:13 pm

I worked with Peggy at LPD. She was a great lady, perfect secretary & just a nice person. I would fill in when she would go on breaks. She will be missed. She was a fine outstanding person.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:08 am

Thank you so much !

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Cassie and Mark Alley
January 13, 2021 at 4:27 pm

So sorry to hear that her soul has walked on. She was such a beautiful, gracious lady both inside and out. God speed her journey to be with the Lord and her loved ones who have walked on before her.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:08 am

Thank you very much !

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Lois Hill
January 13, 2021 at 4:52 pm

I was 21 when I started at LPD, and Peggy took me under her wing. She helped me grow up. When I asked her advice, she was helpful and honest, and I so wish I had listened more often. And boy! how she could make me laugh. Such good memories. I will always be grateful for our friendship. God bless her, and you all, especially her daughter, whom she loved so very much.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:09 am

Thank you very much !

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Helen Perry Buse
January 13, 2021 at 5:25 pm

Peggy was a wonderful person. I had the honor of working with her for many years. She taught me many things that helped me later in my career as an officer. She will be missed.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:09 am

Thank you very much !

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Robbyn Blackman
January 13, 2021 at 8:41 pm

Peggy was my Grandfather’s secretary at the Lansing Police Department. I loved to hide out in the office to laugh with Peggy at the jokes we played on the Chief. I absolutely adored her wild sense of humor, loving kindness along with the kisses and hugs every time I stopped by. She had the rare gift of being a truly delightful person. The memory of her laughter will always be in remembrance of how she indelibly touched my life.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:10 am

Thank you very much. This made me smile.

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Patricia Anderson
January 14, 2021 at 9:36 am

Peggy and I became friends when we both worked in the Hollister Building in the late 50s. We had many, many fun times together over the years. I loved her, her family and her daughter. Her condo in Florida is just across the driveway from ours. I will miss her greatly.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

Thank you Pat. You are a Godsend. Mom loved you so much and i do too!

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Mary Stevens
January 14, 2021 at 12:19 pm

Peggy was truly one of those people who was respected by everyone at LPD. She was a lovely person but she also had a great strength to her. She was always very kind to me and I knew she was the person to go to with questions. She didn’t need to be flashy because she really was the consummate professional but could be an absolute riot. My condolences to all her loved ones.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:12 am

Thank you very much. She was amazing.

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Suzanne Moore
January 14, 2021 at 2:59 pm

I had the pleasure of working with both Peggy and Robert. Peggy took me under her wings and trained me to fill in for her when she retired from LPD. She was incredible. May your cherished memories of this great lady bring you comfort and may knowing that she is in God’s loving embrace give you peace.

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Diana Shance
January 15, 2021 at 8:13 am

Thank you very much !

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Sandra Gleason Ames
January 16, 2021 at 10:37 am

I remember Peggy as a classy lady with a great sense of humor; a consummate professional. I always enjoyed seeing her.

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Meredith Kennedy
January 16, 2021 at 4:35 pm

I always enjoyed our coffee hour chats after church. Peggy had a great sense of humor. She was a class act!

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