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WAKE Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3005 East Ellicott Street
VISITATION Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3005 East Ellicott Street
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, October 13, 2018
11:00 A.M.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3005 East Ellicott Street
INTERMENT Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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God called His faithful servant Gerald Peterson home on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 13th at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3005 E. Ellicott St. with Reverend Larry J. Mouton, Jr., Pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Gerald was born on August 25, 1941 to Ms. Aretha Peterson, the first of 6 siblings. Gerald attended the local schools of Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL and was a graduate of Middleton High School, Class of 1960.

He furthered his education at Gibbs Junior College, where he graduated Cum Laude, receiving his Associate of Arts degree and at the University of South Florida, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.   Gerald was employed with the State of Florida as a Social Worker for 20 plus years before retiring and he was a faithful member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.   

He was preceded in death by: his loving mother, Aretha Peterson Wiggins (Jake, step- father); uncles, Booker T. Peterson, Hannie Sneed and Alfred Peterson; aunts, Hannah Wedlaw and Florida Sneed; and nephew, Rodney Peterson, Jr. 

Gerald leaves to mourn his passing: a very loving and devoted family, siblings, Harriett Coley, Pastor Carolyn Riggins, Ronald Peterson (Nell), Oveda Carswell, Cynthia Peterson, and Rodney Peterson (Sharon); aunts, Margaret Peterson Long, and Rosemary Peterson; uncles, Otis Williams, Sr.; nephews, Rodrick Ashley, Albert Carswell, Jr. (Zanzi), Adrian Peterson (Roxanna), Kevin Peterson, Jason Peterson, James Faison, III, Jake Peterson, Justin Peterson, Michael Tim (Regina), and John Tim; nieces, Jessica Peterson, Sollena Tharpe, and Magalia Vance Peterson; great nephews, Vashon Ashley, Alexander Carswell, Austin Carswell, Jay‘den Faison, Jager Peterson, Elias Tharpe, Aden Blake, and Kaleb Peterson; great niece, Alena Carswell, Alyah Carswell,  Ajayla Peterson, and Empryss Peterson; and a host of  loving cousins and friends. 

The visitation for Gerald will be held on Friday, October 12th from 6-8 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the church at 10:45 a.m. Saturday morning.


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