Obituary of Peggy Kinney
Margaret Mary “Peggy” (Mullikin) Kinney, 64, wife of Edwin “Eddie” Jerry Kinney, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Peggy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her six kids and twelve grandchildren were her life’s work and her greatest source of pride. She poured herself into the lives of her family members and generously shared her energy and vitality with many who knew and loved her. Peggy’s positivity, relentless spirit, and sense of humor were defining characteristics that will be greatly missed. Her children and grandchildren will never forget the way that she celebrated their birthdays and other special events. It brought her so much joy to plan a party and lavish her loved ones with gifts, treats, and unique experiences. She had a way of making people feel special. She made Christmas a particularly magical time for her family, with many beautiful decorations and a spectacular 15-foot-tall tree to enjoy throughout the season. Nothing delighted her more than giving gifts and bringing excitement to children on Christmas morning. Peggy was also a beloved sister who cherished her siblings and their families. She enjoyed sharing stories of her childhood, spending time with extended family, and being involved in their lives as much as she could. Competitive running was also an important part of Peggy’s life for many years. Peggy won first place in numerous races in South Carolina and the Southeast. She also competed in the New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, and Marine Corps Marathon. For Peggy, running was a hobby as well as an outlet for her energy, determination, and drive. Her impressive achievements in running ended in 2000, when she began suffering from a genetic heart disease. She lived with this condition for many years and endured many ups and downs. Despite her declining health, Peggy was determined to live a full life and share her gifts with others. She received a heart transplant at MUSC in early March of 2022. Throughout her life she provided an example of Christ-like love for her family. She had a deep trust in the promises of Jesus Christ, and her family takes solace in the fact that she was secure in her saving faith, even in the face of many great challenges. She was the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Mary Thomas Stowe Mullikin. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Cortney Kinney Seeby (Chris) of Lexington, William Charles Kinney (Caroline) of Columbia, Edwin Thompson Kinney (Ashley) of Columbia, Mary Kinney McMillan (Hugh) of Sumter, Anna Crew Kinney Psomas (John) of Columbia, and Samuel Lucas Kinney of the United States Air Force Academy. She is survived by her grandchildren Elizabeth Franklin Seeby, Curtis Braxton Seeby, Lillian Crew Seeby, William Charles Kinney, Jr., John Watson Kinney, Isaac Henry Kinney, Paula Margaret Kinney, Elizabeth Ruth Kinney, James Marvin McMillan, Nellie Rose Psomas, Charlotte Marigold Psomas, and Thomas Knox McGarry-Kinney. She is survived by her siblings Charles Alfred Mullikin (Susan) of Camden, Thomas Stowe Mullikin (Virginia Ann) of Camden, Mary Patricia Mullikin Weinert (Robert) of Camden, and Elizabeth Mullikin Pickett (Mark) of Atlanta. Also, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. The Kinney family would like to thank the Medical Staff at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for the compassionate care they provided to Peggy and her family members. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 226 W. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150 with the Rev. Joseph James and Rev. Paula Stover officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Private burial will be held at Sumter Cemetery. A donation to Donate Life SC is requested in lieu of flowers. Also, we would encourage anyone who is not an organ donor to please register to become one. https://www.donatelifesc.org/registration/begin-registration/ Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.