Patricia Mae Peacock, 81, of Stuttgart passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.
Pat was a lifelong resident of Stuttgart and was considered the town’s official ambassador. She was an iconic figure of the Delta and played a sincere, natural role model to so many generations. She was a 1956 graduate of Stuttgart High School and attended Arkansas State Teacher’s College (UCA).
Pat was the first Queen Mallard and held many duck-calling titles including Junior Worlds, Women’s State, World’s Champion and Champion of Champions. She was a true outdoor sportswoman that advocated for so many organizations. She was inducted into the Game and Fish Commissions National Outdoor Hall of Fame as well as Conservationist of the Year for Arkansas. She was an influential woman on Game and Fish Board and Foundation.
Melody Stackhouse, the daughter of Pat, expressed the family has received an overflow of love from the community.
“We can only begin to express the overwhelming outpour of love for our family not only recently but a lifetime for mom, Pippy, Patricia, Pat Peacock,” said Melody. “The memories, your words, food, memorials, flowers, calls, texts, and Facebook responses have been over the top.”
Pat owned and ran the iconic Majestic Dress Shop for 43 years and put her whole life into helping women become better individuals. After closing the store, she became the Director of the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie. Pat was a very talented pianist sharing her enchanted sound at special occasions, church and civic events and also playing for home-based sing-a-longs. An avid antique collector and eye for the unique, she organized and conducted estate sales along with decorating many homes and events.
Pat’s greatest talent was insight, coupled with the impossible, which lent her life so many great challenges and honors. She was an inspiration to women everywhere.
Among her other honors or accomplishments were: a member of First United Methodist Church serving in almost every capacity including music director, organist, children’s choirs, the formation of the bell choir, Joy Singers and Board.
She served on Stuttgart City Council, Quorum Court, Justice of Peace for Arkansas County, Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce duck-calling committees, board president and others, Stuttgart Industrial Development Corporation, Grand Prairie War Memorial Association, National Federal Independent Businesses, SRMC board, 1981 Small Businesswoman of the year for State of Arkansas, Stuttgart Citizen of the Year and Arkansas Volunteer of the year. She was also active with her Class of 56.
Pat appeared in numerous magazines and was featured on television and radio shows around the nation representing duck calling, conservation and Stuttgart.
“Mom believed in people by encouragement and helping them to feel special and giving them self worth,” said Melody. “She succeeded many a time through duck calling, by inviting the world to Stuttgart and supporting its people and her business ethics by shopping local, eating local and building each other up.”
Melody adds the church and community go hand in hand in many situations to take care of one another and to reach God’s people.
“We are so thankful to live in Stuttgart and will continue mom’s legacy-Be kind to one another and make a difference,” said Melody. “Be passionate and believe in what you do and who you are.”
The Pat Peacock family expresses their sincere gratitude for everything they have done and the continued love and support they have received.
“Thank you Stuttgart for showing us what mom has meant to you,” said Melody. “Now it’s our job to go into God’s world and make a difference.”