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James Peterson

November 19, 1935 May 6, 2018
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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5
Deacon James Peterson of Bainbridge, Georgia was born November 19, 1935 in Eldorado, Georgia to the late Felix and Ruth (Heard) Peterson. At age 86 he transitioned to his eternal home on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Bainbridge Memorial Manor #2.

He attended school in Decatur County and started work at a young age starting with Elberta Crate & Box Company, Bainbridge, Georgia. He was a truck driver, a cook at Rochester University and Howard Johnson’s in Rochester, New York, and retried from The Post-Searchlight of Bainbridge, Georgia serving 31 years.

He was married to Kattie May Peterson and to this union was (4) four sons and (4) four daughters. Later he married Ruby Cockarn Douglas and (4) four children was added to this union.

Deacon Peterson joined First Born Church in Brooklyn, NY at an early age. Later moving his family to Bainbridge Georgia where he moved his membership to First Born Church, later renamed to Morris Temple Community First Born Church. There he served as faithful member, usher, deacon and cook. He served on The Bainbridge District as a District Deacon and District Usher, and Diocese Usher on The Mighty Mid-South Diocese.

To him many talents, he enjoyed cooking and fishing but his number one talent was ushering which was his favorite thing. It was his calling to serve.

Deacon James is preceded in death by his first wife: Missionary Kattie May Peterson; Parents: Felix and Ruth Peterson; Daughter: Lori Peterson; Sisters: Bytha Mae Jones, Lillie Peterson, Sarah Harvey, Rosie Fountain and Brother: Nathan Peterson.

He is survived by his faithful wife: Ruby Douglas Peterson of Bainbridge, GA; Sons: Willie James (Kathryn) Peterson, Michael James Peterson (Cheryl Norton) of Atlanta, GA; Simon (Mary) Peterson of Pennsylvania, PA, Felix Peterson of Maryland, Tommy Douglas, Jr. of Bainbridge, GA and Bernard Douglas of Climax, GA; raised Grandsons: Jason A. Peterson of Maryland and Dominic Douglas of Buffalos, NY; Daughters: Barbara A. Peterson, Wendy Peterson, Doreen Peterson of Atlanta, GA; Sandra (Wilfred) Nichols of Climax, GA; Shirley Douglas of Bainbridge, GA and raised Granddaughter: Jennifer Henderson of Tennessee; Brother: Airfonzie Peterson, Sr. of Bainbridge, GA ; Sister-in-law: Geraldine Peterson of Bainbridge, GA;(27) Grandchildren, (48) great-grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews and cousins, God-grand granddaughters; Faith and Angel Robinson of Cairo, GA; and other sorrowing family and friends.
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3:00 PM 5/11/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/11/2018 7:00:00 PM
Bruton Mortuary

635 Bruton Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Bruton Mortuary
635 Bruton Street Bainbridge 39819 GA
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3:00 PM 5/12/2018 3:00:00 PM
Morris Temple First Born Church

800 Poplar Ave.
Bainbridge, GA 39817

Morris Temple First Born Church
800 Poplar Ave. Bainbridge 39817 GA
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Jonas Lobe Cemetery Final Resting Place

1287 Carter St.
Bainbridge, GA 39819

1287 Carter St. Bainbridge 39819 GA
United States

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