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Ruby Peterson

July 19, 1920 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 101)

Obituary

Ruby W. Peterson, (age 101) was born on July 19, 1920 in Archer, FL to the late Reverend Alonzo E. Walton and Frances Welch Walton.

She was united in holy matrimony to Joseph Peterson, Sr. who preceded her in death.  To this union eight children were added.  Her family tree includes 30 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 61 great-great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-great-grandchildren for a total of 165 offspring.

She was a lifelong member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Micanopy, FL, where she served faithfully until her health began to fail.  She served on the Sick & Shut In and Hospitality Committees. She was one of the “Three Golden Girls”.  The other two, Inez Wiley and Mary F. Harris both preceded her in death

On Monday, May 30, 2022 she accepted the Master’s call and entered her eternal rest at Haven Hospice of Gainesville, FL after a brief illness and admission at Shands Teaching Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her eight siblings as well as four of her children; her daughters, Mary Griffin of Jacksonville, FL, Frances Woodard of Raleigh, FL, Sallie M. West of Tampa, FL and her son, Joseph Peterson, Sr of Micanopy, FL.

Her memory will linger on in the hearts of her devoted son and caretaker, Anthony E. Peterson (Gwendolyn) and Alfred J Peterson, Sr (Gladys) both of Micanopy, FL; her daughters, Virginia A. Wiley of Micanopy, FL and Audrey Crawford of Archer, FL.  A special and loving grandson, Marcus Peterson, Sr of Micanopy, FL and a host of other nieces, nephews, grandchildren, cousins and sorrowing friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11:00 AM at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 4303 SW Wacahoota Rd, Micanopy, FL, Pastor Russell L. Sebree is officiating. Interment following at the Wacahoota Community Cemetery.  Public Visitation on Friday, June 3, 2022, 12:00-3:00 PM at Phillip & Sons Visitation Suite. Wake Service on Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PMat Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Micanopy, FL.  Cortege will form at The Peterson Family Residence at 10:15 AM.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 3, 2022

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Visitation Suite
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666

Visitation
Friday
June 3, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
4303 SW Wacahoota Road
Micanopy, FL 32667

Celebration of Life
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
4303 SW Wacahoota Road
Micanopy, FL 32667

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

Wacahoota Community Cemetery
State Road 121
Micanopy, FL 32667

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