Sherman Peters

Published 12:57 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018

“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, and I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that also love his appearing” (II Timothy 4:6-8).

Sherman Peters was the eighth of 11 children born to the late Loran and Nazel Peters. Born Jan. 10, 1927, he was a resident of Angie. He attended Jones Creek Elementary School and Wesley Ray High School.

At the age of 17, Brother Peters enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During his tour of duty, Steward’s Mate First Class Sherman Peters received the American Area and the Victory World War II medals. These medals are intended to recognize those military members who had performed military service in the American Theater. He was discharged honorably for his gallant service to the U.S. Navy on Nov. 4, 1947.

He was united in holy matrimony on Nov. 29, 1947, to his childhood sweetheart, Ora Mae Burrell Peters. To this union, seven children were born. One son, Gerald Glenn Peters, and one granddaughter, Onieka Jones, preceded him in death. They lived a world-wind romance for 70 years.

Brother Peters accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church, where the Rev. S.C. Reed was the pastor. He and his wife moved to New Orleans in 1948, and soon after joined the Beulah Land Baptist Church in New Orleans, where the Rev. David O. Spears was the pastor. He and his wife work tirelessly in God’s Ministry.

Brother Peters was an Ordained Deacon, he taught Sunday school and served as a trustee. He was also over the Junior Choir.

After Hurricane Katrina, their oldest daughter moved Brother and Sister Peters to Slidell, where they have made Great Northshore Full Gospel Baptist Church their home. The three have served faithfully under the leadership of Bishop Robert J. Taylor, and Senior Pastor and First Lady, Elder Nawal C. Taylor. Brother and Sister Peters served as the Father and Mother of Greater Northshore FGBC and Charnelle currently serves as a deacon.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 63343 Pearson Road in Angie. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Robinson Cemetery.