Etta Jeannine “Jean” Peek, born June 22nd 1931, passed away Thursday August 15 at the age of 82. She was a loving wife and mother. Ms. Jean stood firmly as family patriarch providing loving direction and insight to children, grandchildren and friends. Never in doubt and with a mind as sharp as a tack; Ms. Jean welcomed a feisty debate on any topic. All of us will miss her wit and never ending insights.
Ms. Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Jesse “Frank” Peek. Jean and Frank met while working in the Piggly Wiggly store in Tuscaloosa in a post war romance. After marriage moved to California and where they lead a wonderful life until retiring in Alabama in 1979.
Survivors include, son Jeffery Peek, daughter, Hollie Francis-Porter, daughter-in-law Patty Cooper, brother Jack Horne(Juanita), sister Helen Lustig(Bill) grandchildren, Desiree Peek, Mathew Peek, Brandon Peek, Hollie Peek Hudson, Trent Peek and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son David Allen Peek, father Marion Horne, mother Callie Bennett Horne and one brother Sonny Horne.
Come join us to celebrate Ms. Jean’s life, it will be honored at Perry Funeral Home, 1611 East Bypass Highway, Centre, AL on Monday August 19th with viewing from 11:00am to 12:30 followed by 1pm graveside service at Memory Garden Cemetery, 1125 Piedmont Highway, Centre, AL. The family extends special thanks to New Beacon Hospice and Pastor Billy York.
Perry Funeral Home directing.