Ora Lee Peters

Published 2:49 pm Thursday, July 6, 2017

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” — Psalms 23


Ora Lee “Duke” Peters was born Dec. 15, 1924, to the late Jessie and Julia Platter Peters in Angie. Duke was a resident of Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa for the last six years.

Ora Lee “Duke” departed this life on July 2, 2017, at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa.

She united with Ford’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved her membership to Greenville Baptist Church in Hammond, under the leadership of the Rev. Nolan Clayton in 1980.

She was affectionately known as Ms. Duke and had a reputation of being loving, kind, and generous to everyone.

She maintained good health until the age of 87, when her health began to decline. Sister Peters enjoyed fishing and cooking biscuits for her nieces and friends.

Sister Peters did not have a daughter, but enjoyed claiming many as her “daughter.”

She leaves to cherish her memories to one sister, Jessie Mae Magee of Angie; one brother, Marshall (Zella) Peters of Moss Point, Miss.; a special niece, Willene Griffin of Baton Rouge; a special nephew, L.V. Peters of Angie; a special god-child, Joy “Poot” Beal-Mason of Hammond; three god-grandchildren, Damonte, D’Shanti and Malayah; one daughter-in-law, Asaline Nelson of Bogalusa; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by one son, Jobie Nelson; seven brothers, A.B. Galloway, James Ray, Ozell, Willester, Roscoe, Ira and Walter Peters; and two sisters, Alice Peters and Kathleen Mingo.

The funeral services will be held at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa on Saturday, July 8, with visiting from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Ford’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Sandy Hook, Miss. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Charles Magee.