In Loving Memory of the Life of Veneta Keturah Peters
Veneta Peters was born in Jennings a small village in Antigua on January 22nd, 1933, to Estella Thomas and Paul Isaac. After she left school, she married Ickford Daniel and had 2 children Louise and Wendy Daniel. She met her second husband Samuel Peters in the Virgin Islands and they married in 1976. After his passing in 1990, she moved to the US to be closer to her children. Veneta was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She enjoyed having family around especially during the holidays, for laughter and fun… and she loved to laugh! She had a witty sense of humor. Even if you didn’t get the joke you couldn’t help but laugh because her facial expressions were just as funny. Veneta made friends everywhere she went. She had a vivacious personality, and everyone loved her. Shortly after moving to the US she quickly became Grams to the entire neighborhood. She has cared for the children of many friends and family. At one point she was caring for 8 children after school and enjoyed every minute of it. In addition to her love of family and friends she was a woman of deep faith and commitment to Christ. She never missed a Sunday service at the Salvation Army where she took pride in being a senior solider, wearing her uniform proudly. On days when she was unable to physically attend church, she would make sure she watched or listened to Sunday service on television or radio. She was a Sunday school teacher and camp leader and often led the church in bible studies and prayer groups. She was respected by the entire congregation. Veneta loved life. One of her favorite things to do was sit in the sun. She could do that for hours. Just sitting quietly or talking to the neighbors. She loved flowers and gardening and was especially partial to lilies. She lived by her favorite scripture Psalm 91. “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: in him will I trust.” Regardless of how she was feeling or what was going on in the world everything was always ok with V. The simple pleasures in life bought great joy to her. You could make her day with a bouquet of fresh lilies. Veneta is survived by her two daughters, Louise, and Wendy; her grandchildren, Brittany, Ashley, Che, Zachary, and Tatiana; seven brothers; two sisters; many nieces nephews, great- nieces and greatnephews and countless extended family and friends. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered in all our hearts. When you read this, we hope you smile as we did while reflecting on her life.
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