In Memoriam: Peggy Harris
Mar 9, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce Peggy Delores Church-Harris, Human Resources Director for BELL Construction, passed away Monday, March 8. The entire BELL family mourns the loss of our dear colleague and friend, and we extend our deepest sympathies to Peggy’s loved ones.
A native of Old Hickory, TN, Peggy started her career with BELL in 2005. She was passionate about BELL’s safety and wellness programs because she genuinely cared about the health and wellbeing of each one of her coworkers. She held the position of HR Manager for several years before becoming the company’s HR/Safety Director. She played an active role in several local industry groups and worked closely with many individuals in the ABC, AGC, NAWIC, SHRM, TRBA, and the TDOT EEO.
Peggy’s legacy will live on at BELL through the safety, wellness, workplace culture, and workforce development initiatives she was integral in launching, and her memory will live in our hearts forever. A woman of faith, Peggy was a member of The River Oaks Community Church in Murfreesboro. We know she is up there watching over each of our BELL Family members and keeping them safe on our job sites. We’re certain she’ll also be at every BELL bowling event knocking down a few extra pins for us.
Peggy was preceded in death by her father, John (Jacky) Church. She is survived by her husband Marc; her five children, Kaleb Denton (Jasmine), Alston Denton (Jennifer), Aaron Denton (Jamie), Emily Harris, and Jake Harris; her seven grandchildren; Brooklyn, Riley, Isham, Sammy, Scarlett, Bailey, Paisley and Max; her mother, Peggy Clariday Church; her sister, Cathy Ray (Danny); and her nephew Josh and niece Rachel.
A memorial gathering will be held for family and friends on Thursday, March 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Murfreesboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peggy’s name to Candle Wishes, Peggy's favorite local organization, which helps give children in need a happy birthday celebration.
Update: The BELL Family, along with Peggy's family, was so honored to have Peggy recognized posthumously with the AGC Middle Tennessee Chapter's Iris Award at their Build TN Awards program in 2021. Click to see our nomination of Peggy for this deserved honor, AGC's video tribute shown at the awards, and the accompanying write up from AGC.