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Grace Elizabeth Peters

2020-04-07

Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Bennett Peters, 100, of Fernandina Beach passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 while at Fernandina Beach Rehabilitation and Care Center.

Mrs. Peters was a daughter of the late Luther W. Bennett and Josephine Church Bennett. A Nassau County native, she was educated in the schools of Nassau County and had lived here nearly all of her life.

She was married to George Darrell Peters, who passed away December 19, 1960. Mrs. Peters was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star. Through her time in the Order of the Eastern Star she served with honor and distinction. In 1955, she became Worthy Matron of Chapter 55, here in Fernandina Beach, and at the same time her husband served as Worthy Patron. Ultimately, Mrs. Peters obtained a lifetime membership in the Order.

She was a long time member of Fernandina Beach First Baptist Church. She worked outside of the home for much of her life. For several years she was the manager of Strawberry Fields, a ladies apparel shop, in Fernandina Beach.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two of her children, James D. Peters and Ronald H. Peters; three grandchildren, Glen Darrell Huls, Christopher Wilder and Greg Peters; her siblings, Luther Bennett, Jr., Louis Bennett, Sr., Hubert Bennett, Louise Bennett Shealy, Katherine Bennett Hickey, and Helen Bennett Paasche. Mrs. Peters leaves behind her children, Jo Ann Peters Wilder and her husband, Donald, of Fernandina Beach, John L. Peters of Fernandina Beach and Barbara Zachry of Brunswick, Georgia; her sister, Jean Hickey of Jesup, Georgia and her brother, Cecil Bennett of Fernandina Beach; her daughter in law, Shirley Dees Peters of Fernandina Beach; seven grandchildren, Dale Huls, Jr., Michael Huls, Donna Hafner, Clint Peters, Matt Peters, Elizabeth Zachry and David Zachry, Jr., as well as several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Chester Cemetery.

As circumstances permit, Mrs. Peters� family will gather with friends and celebrate her life at a time in the future.