Jeffa Peters

Published 3:11 pm Friday, October 20, 2017

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:6-7).

The Lord saw that you were growing weary and tired. So the Death Angel silently came to give you rest. Sister Jeffa Dee “Dump” Peters was born April 21, 1929, to the late Green and Martha Brown. On Oct. 19, 2017, sister Jeffa gave up her earthly home for her heavenly mansion at the age of 88, at her home.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Brown; father, Green Brown; sister, Betsy Mae Brown; her husband, Alex Peters; daughter, Julie Ann Peters Harron; five sons, Kelly Peters, Elmer Tuggle Jr., Alex Ray Peters, James Brown and Ronald Peters.

She leaves to cherish her memory: four sons, Donell (Sabrina) Peters of Angie, Burnell Peters of Bogalusa, Johnny (Sherry) Mikell of Columbia, Miss., and Rev. Charles Magee of Baton Rouge; five daughters, Mary Dee Anderson of Fayetteville, N.C., Alice Faye (Willie) Alexander of Angie, Demetric Warren, Penny Sue (Earl) Jackson and Flora Jean (Thomas) Ezell, all of Columbia; a special daughter, Latta Herrin of Sandy Hook, Miss.; a best friend, Zadie Mae Spikes of Angie; 34 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Jessie Mae Magee of Angie; brother-in-law, Marshall (Zella) Peters of Moss Point, Miss.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at noon at Ford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, with the Rev. Archie McGowan, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in the Ford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at