Peggy Stewart Geraci

December 15, 1926 - March 8, 2023

Peggy Regina was born in Beaumont, Texas, on December 15, 1926, to Forrest and Levi Stewart. She shared her life with siblings James (Mack), Margaret Ann, Forrest E. (Eddie) and Anthony (Tony) Stewart.  Peggy was a devoted sister and loved all family traditions and recollections.  Peggy passed away peacefully at her home at age 96 on March 8, 2023.

Peggy worked at Mobil Oil during her early years. On August 6, 1955, Peggy joined in marriage with Steve Geraci and through that union grew a family of four sons. Son, Stephen and wife, Brenda, reside in Houston, Texas; Daniel and wife, Edie, of Nederland, Texas; and sons, Gary Geraci and Jerome Geraci of Beaumont, Texas.

As a hardworking mother and spouse, Peggy toiled in the very large garden that she and Pawpaw grew. Her focus though remained on the upbringing of her sons, and she devoted her love and care to them. Most of all, she loved family gatherings and meals shared at her home. Peggy also enjoyed being a member of the St Pius X Ladies Bereavement Committee.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve Geraci; grandson, Michael Geraci (Jerome’s son); her brother, Eddie Stewart; and sister, Margaret Ann.

Surviving family additionally includes Susie Geraci; grandchildren, Stacey Breezeel (husband Justin), James Geraci (wife Taylor), Stephen, Aaron, and Miranda Geraci, all of Houston; great-grandchildren are Emery Breezeel, and Mila and Luca Geraci.

The family wishes to recognize and thank Peggy’s loving caregivers Susan, Diann, Audrey, Shelby, Cassandra and Ruth.

A gathering of Mrs. Geraci’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2023, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

In recognition of Peggy Geraci, any contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • March 12, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • March 12, 2023
  • 5:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
  • 6825, Gladys Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • March 13, 2023
  • 11:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (20)

    Betty tascione says:

    So Sorry Jerome , my condolences to your family

    Tony Stewart says:

    What a Way to Go
    The matriarch of our family at age 96, sister Peggy, passed on Wednesday, March 8. She died in her sleep, in her own bed at home with family present who told her they love her, held her hand, prayed, and read scripture.

    My walking group guys – The Wheezers – regularly comment that this is the way to go… in your sleep.

    Peggy mothered me b/c, at age 16, she assumed some mom duties for me. Imagine a 16 y/o girl in high school, telling her friends that her 43 y/o mom was pregnant with a baby on the way! Embarrassing. Instead of dating, attending proms, she was rinsing diapers and minding little brother along with my other sister. My mom was already overwhelmed with my 4 older sisters and brothers.

    She worked in the accounting department of Magnolia Petroleum’s Beaumont refinery. Magnolia Petroleum later became Mobil Oil then Exxon Mobil as we know it today. She commuted by the Beaumont City Bus Lines, boarding on Magnolia Ave then on to the Buford Street area (I think) toward the refinery’s employee entrance. My father worked in Magnolia’s blending and packaging plant at that time too.

    Peggy always made certain that I had enough spending money to buy a little Christmas present for our mom! I remember one year salivating over a Schaeffer ink pen, chrome cap with a green body. What did I receive for Christmas from Peggy?? Yep, the green Schaeffer pen! I was cool.

    A particularly fond memory is Peggy tousling son Andy’s hair at family get togethers in her home, always saying warmly and fondly “who is that!”

    She and husband Steve Geraci raised 4 outstanding young men all of whom I feel close to. All bring good things to the table! I salute Stephen, Danny, Gary and Jerome and thank them for the caring, loving support they’ve given their parents and to our family at large.

    Peggy has been a constant in my life, a loyal supporter and caring, loving older sister. I’m grateful for her in so many ways.

    Rest in peace, Peggy. Your life was a well-lived, long one and we thank you for sharing so much of your life with us, especially me.

    I love you.
    God is good.
    Tony, Myra, Holly and Andy

    Wilhelmina Roberts Brown says:

    My prayers are with the Geraci family. MKHS C/O 82

    Suzanne & Larry Lamb (Bodin) says:

    We are so for your loss. I have many fond memories of Peggy & Steve and Aunt Levi & Uncle Forrest with family gatherings in Beaumont. I know my mother and father (George & Barbara Bodin) enjoyed the friendship as well as being cousins through the years.
    We keep you all in our prayers and may peace be with Peggy.

    Much love,
    Suzanne (Bodin)& Larry Lamb

    Melanie Rivers I says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Geracis passing. We became friends long years ago as they were faithful attendees to fitness class. I have thought of them many times over the years, always warmly. Please accept my condolences and wishes for comfort for you at this difficult time.

    Jennifer Peacock says:

    She will be rembered GOD BLESS

    Pierce Harrington says:

    While the loss of a loved one is always painful, what a wonderful blessing to have your Mom for so many years. Lititia and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Christopher Bodin says:

    Prayers for the Repose of Peggy’s soul and Peace of our Lord to her family.

    Remembering fondly the family times we shared in days past.

    Jeanie Elliott says:

    So very sorry. My thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

    Bob & Janet Bodin says:

    Blessings to All the Family.

    I have so many memories of Peggy & Steve,
    and Uncle Forest & Aunt Levi.
    George & Barbara Bodin loved your Family and
    enjoyed many adventures together.

    Praying for Rest and Peace for your Mom.

    With our Love and Prayers,
    Bob & Janet

    Diane+Cannon says:

    Wonderful cousin! We use to say we were two of a kind!

    Sheila Darby says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.
    From Sheila and Ronnie Darby

    Rickey and Tina Denton says:

    Gary, we are so very sorry for your loss of your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Oscar Davis says:

    I worked with Steve.

    Eileen Frank says:

    So sorry I am so far away. I always loved our phone visits. She was a special lady. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kimberly Tinkle says:

    Gary, So sorry to hear about your mother , will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bill & Jackie Holton says:

    What a blessing to have enjoyed the love of your mom for so many years! She’ll be missed, but oh the memories she left for you to cherish.
    Our love, Bill & Jackie Holton

    Karen Peecher Tolley says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Charlotte Zoch says:

    Such a sweet lady. Always smiling and so easy going, calm and soft spoken. She lived a good long life dedicated to her family. I know she will be missed by all of you.

    Betty Nicholas says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of my cousin Peggy. She was a sweet person and loving mother to her sons.
    Will keep her in my prayers.

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