A celebration of life for Florence Delores Peters, age 87, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Reverend Mark E. Franklin will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe. Services are under the direction and care of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Monroe.
Florence Delores Smith Peters was born on July 12, 1934, in Monroe, LA and passed away August 10, 2021, in Monroe, LA. Florence received her Bachelor’s Degree at Northeast Louisiana State College. She was part of NASA protocol when the Original Seven launched. Florence was in charge of getting the astronauts to the Cape and setting up Press conferences for President John F. Kennedy.
In 1968, Florence became a real estate broker and established Peters Realty. She was one of the first women to do so, and the business flourished under her guidance and leadership. Florence was a loving mother and grandmother who adored and cherished her family. Her home was always open to family and friends. She never met a stranger or an animal she didn’t love. Her graciousness, hospitality and kind spirit were her trademark.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, John Ernest Peters, Jr.; her daughter, Carrie Ellen Peters; a son, Carl Sherwood Gentry, Jr.; her parents, Inez and John Smith; four brothers and one sister.
Florence will be lovingly remembered by her son, John Ernest Peters, III; her grandchildren, Norma Delores Peters, Johann Ernst Peters, IV, and Marc Victor Peters, Holly Bridgette Walker (Scott), Carl “Trey” Sherwood Gentry III, (Jennifer) Ginger Brewer (Richard), Kenneth Smith; her great-grandchildren, Bowie Walker, Skyla Gentry, Matt Matthews, Lindsey and Chloe Gentry and Carl Gentry IV.
Pallbearers will be Marc Victor Peters, Johann Ernst Peters IV, Wayne Upshaw, Scott Walker, Kernan Banker, Mike Carpenter, Cobb Morgan, Cole Smelser and Wade Wyatt.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Monroe
Memorials may be made in Florence’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.
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