Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Earl V. Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Wanderer’s Home Cemetery under the direction of Delta Burial Funeral Home in Mound Bayou.
He is preceded in death by his son, Elbert Peterson Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years Mary Anna Lewis Peterson of Mound Bayou; two sons, Carey Peterson of Southaven and Jeffery Micenhamer of Kansas City, Mo., daughters Atalya Peterson of Mound Bayou, Eldra Peterson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kenyatta Criss-Calhoun of Horn Lake; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Isaac Peterson of Memphis, Tenn., an Donald Pterson of Mound Bayou; four sisters, Legora M. Norwood and Eulah Peterson of Mound Bayou, Addie Peterson of Norfolk, Va., and Alfreta Johnson of Jackson.