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James “J.P.” Peters

“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 for ever. Amen” (Psalms 23).

After battling a long illness, God plucked a flower from the garden of life, James Earl Peters “J.P.” on March 8, 2021.

James was born on Jan. 23, 1958, to the late Alton and Rhoda Mae Peters.

James was a beloved person who always had a smile on his face.

He is survived by his son, Darrick May Sr. of Bogalusa; one brother, Ollie Peters of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Darrick May II and Kaliyah May; three nieces, Twanda Lucas, Larena Burns and Myra Peters; a special aunt, Canzata Macon of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Peters; mother, Rhoda Mae Peters; two sisters, Brenda Newsome and Karla Peters; and two brothers, Keith Peters and Alton Peters.

“To everything there is a season every purpose under the heaven a time be born and a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which was planted” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).