Flossie Peterson, 97, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Four Oaks Health Care Center, Jonesborough.
A native of Mitchell County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Dorothy Peterson. Flossie was of the Brethren Church faith and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother as well as a devoted caregiver to family and friends all of her life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Sid Peterson; brothers, Bert, Billy, Odell and Luther Peterson; and sisters, Glossie Haun and Dollie Peterson.
She leaves behind her children, Phyllis Peterson, Gray, Curley Peterson (& Barbara), Johnson City, Malone Peterson (& Marzella), Unicoi, and Nella Jane Peterson, Johnson City; a brother, Harley Peterson, PA; granddaughters, Theresa Buchanan, Richmond, VA, Sheila Doyle, Simpsonville, SC, and Belinda Miller, Huntersville, NC; grandsons, Jeff Light, Gray, Ricky Peterson, Unicoi, Robbie Peterson, Fall Branch, Timmy Peterson, Elizabethton, and Tommy Peterson, Knoxville; nine great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life service for Flossie Peterson will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 3, 2012, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Pastor Phil Graeber and Pastor Randy Griffith officiating. Eulogy will be provided by Ricky M. Peterson.
A Committal and Entombment service will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12:30 PM till the service hour. Active pallbearers are grandsons and great grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are Chase Wilson, Billy Shipley and Joey Doyle.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northeast TN, 207 North Boone St., Ste 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 928-4080
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to (423) 610-7177.
Arrangements for the Peterson family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171