January 28, 1946 ~ December 14, 2018 (age 72)

James E. Peterson was a well loved husband,father,grandfather,brother and friend. James E. Peterson 72 years old departed unexpectedly from River View Care Center on  Friday, December 14th. James was born in Crenshaw County,Alabama, he was one of 10 siblings, born to  the late Felix and Arzella Peterson on January 28,1946. He is survived by loving his wife Kay Dudley Peterson for 29 years. He is also survived by his brother Melvin Peterson of Mckeesport, PA and his sister Ruthie Marshall of Shakerwoods Heights, Ohio, 2 children Monique D. Peterson of Mckeesport, PA and Latreasa Thomas of East Mckeesport, PA, 2 step daughters Nicole Dudley of Verona , PA and Shavon Dudley of West Mifflin, PA and a  sister -in -law Bertha Peterson of Detriot, Michigan, 10 loving grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and a host of nieces,nephews, cousins and friends. He was proceeded by siblings, Glen Peterson,Wren Peterson, Felix Peterson,Pearlene Rice ,Maelene Perry, Cumi Jones and Irma Fletcher. 

James resided in Crestas Terrace and graduated from Westing House  Memorial. He worked at Duquesne Steel Mill and he also continued his education at Duffs Business School and was employed at the YMCA..
James was a long term member of Payne Chapel A.M.E Church. He sang in the choir and was the president of the men's choir, he served breakfast once a month at church and he was  also  a member of the Sons of Allen.
James loved to play his guitar,listen to his old collection of records and also loved to travel but most of all he loved his wife,family and Payne Chapel.
James will truly be missed by all!

Friends will be received Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, 601Priscilla Ave. Duquesne, Pa 15110, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 on Friday December 21, 2018.  Interment will be in the Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Pa.

I have a place in Heaven please don't sing sad songs for me,

   Forget your grief and Fears, for I am in a perfect place 

                              Away from pain and fears

It's far away from hunger and hurt and want and pride

      I have a place in heaven with the master at my side 

   My Life on earth was good as earthly life can go but paradise is so much more than anyone can know.

     My heart is filled with happiness and sweet rejoicing too

to walk with God is perfect peace and joy forever new

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