Sarah Leggett Peacock

February 2, 2019

CHARLOTTE - Sarah Leggett Peacock, 66, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend was called home on February 2, 2019. She was an elegant, southern woman with a quick laugh, a great smile and the prettiest blue eyes in the world.  Her passing leaves so many family members, friends and loved ones heartbroken. At the same time, those who knew Sarah are all the better for the generous love she shared with us.

Born and raised on a working farm outside of Washington, NC (Little Washington), Sarah was the youngest of five children of Josephus and Mabry Leggett.  She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in religious studies and moved to Raleigh, NC where she met and married Rob Peacock. In 1983 she and Rob moved to Charlotte and started their family and lives together. Over the next 35 years, their love for one another burned bright like a comet.

Sarah is survived by her husband Rob Peacock and beloved daughters Elizabeth Peacock (Steve) and Annie Peacock of Charlotte, NC. Additionally, she is survived by sisters Camilla (Ed) Davis and Betsy (Chris) Bohannon; brothers Joseph Leggett and John (Susan) Leggett; sisters-in-law Anne (Tom) Warner and Pam (Ralph) Griffin; plus numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends too numerous to count.

In Charlotte her life was centered on her family and on strengthening her community.  She served as PTA President numerous times, Children’s Theatre Encore President and as an active member of St. John’s Baptist Church.  She worked for Faison Associates for over 20 years, but most important to her was raising her two daughters to be strong and compassionate, and keeping her husband in line.  She treasured memories of family trips to Pawley’s Island, SC and UNC basketball championships.

A celebration of her wonderful life will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.  A reception for friends will follow the service in Broach Hall at the church.

Memorials to honor the memory of Sarah can be made to St. John’s Baptist Church Charlotte, NC;  Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, NC; or the Belle Baruch Foundation of Georgetown, SC.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Bill Taylor

    Rob, Camilla, Betsy, John, and Joe, I was deeply distressed to learn of Sarah’s passing. Even though it has been a long time since high school, I still have fond memories from then, particularly since my class just had our 50th reunion. She was a fabulous person, and I know will be sorely missed. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill Taylor

  • Lynn Beckner

    Rob, Elizabeth and Annie I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sarah was a dear sweet person.

    Warmest Regards,

  • Dick Parks

    Rob, I am so sorry to hear of Sarah's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Rachel Sumrell

    I went to high school and college with Sara. She was always such a sweet person. I know you will miss her and please accept my condolences.

  • Coley Hodges

    I am so very sorry to hear about Sarah. I am a classmate of Sarah’s from Washington and we experienced all 12 grades together. I also was lucky enough to have Mabry as an English teacher as a freshman in high school. I always found Sarah to be lovely inside and out. I have lots of nice memories when I think of Sarah and will treasure them. I send sincere condolences to Sarah’s family and lots of love. Coley Hodges

  • Joan E. Squires

    My sincerest and deepest sympathies to Rob, Annie and Elizabeth. I have known Rob and Sarah Peacock for 18 years during their time at South Cove in Pawleys. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have them as my immediate neighbors and I've always enjoyed my time with them when they'd make their getaway to the beach. Sarah would always put a trip to Gregg's for ribs on the schedule!! Sarah was a lovely, sweet and genuine soul. Never anything other than thoughtful and kind to all. Sarah was a lady and her southern accent was as classic as it was comforting. She loved their spot at South Cove. Sitting on her porch reading and looking out over the marsh. I will miss her somethin' awful.
    "Rest in peace, Sarah, and I promise to take really good care of all your Lantana by your porch and I am planting a fresh batch by your bedroom window this spring!"

  • Cathey Winfield

    Rob, my heart goes out to you and your family over the death of your sweet Sarah. Lots of love and hugs to all of you.
    Cathey Winfield

  • Jennifer Frisina

    My deepest sympathies and love are sent in honor and memory of Sarah. I was privileged to have known her and worked with her as a parent, and to have taught music to both of her daughters, Elizabeth and Annie. Sarah was so supportive of our orchestra program and was always willing to help, in any way that she could, with a smile, an encouraging word and a warm heart. It was a true honor to have known and loved this family. When my parents took me to Italy in 2004, the Peacocks gave me a very nice monetary gift, which I decided would go towards the purchase of a special cross to add to my collection of crosses and to commemorate my trip. I found the perfect cross in Florence and have called it my "Peacock Cross" ever since. I have worn it this week in memory of Sarah. May God embrace all of you with His loving grace, comfort and eternal blessings.

  • Jackie Hahn

    I have some really good memories of my conversations with Sarah. I loved her gentle and gracious delivery during crucial conversations. For instance, when my youngest son was 5 or 6 years old, he told a big whopper of a story to her about a fictitious sister. When she spoke to me about it, she said, "I had no idea Owen had a sister." Never once did she indicate that he lied to her. It was presented with humor and love. That was her style and I admired her for it.

    I sure will miss her.

  • Donna Anderson

    It is with a heavy heart that I share my lovely memories of this "Beautiful Lady". One does not need to know Sarah's background in education to know that she was truly a woman of Faith. Sarah lived her life walking in God's beautiful grace. It was my pleasure to work with Sarah and Rob several times, over the past years with their residential moves, and I was privileged to see the family dynamics and genuine love between this special couple. Always smiling, always appreciative, and always wanting the best for her family. My heart goes out to Rob, Elizabeth, Annie, and Sarah's remaining family members. May you all find comfort in your loving memories of your wonderful Sarah.

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