Willie Earl Peavey
Willie Earl Peavey, age 90, passed away peacefully and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 20, 2017. Beloved husband of over 59 years to the late Betty Jean Panzica Peavey. Loving father of Philip (Donna) and William (Amy) Peavey. Proud grandfather of Olivia, Ethan and Joshua Peavey. Son of the late Walter Washington Peavey and Luna Bell Lambert Peavey Brister. Brother of the late Mary Nell Howell, Doris Fay Parkman, Wauline Langford, Ivonne Stephens, Block Peavey and Conley Peavey. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Peavey received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State University, retired from Halliburton after 36 years of dedicated employment and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in both WWII and the Korean War. Mr. Peavey was a very devoted member of First Baptist Church of New Orleans where he served as a Life Deacon and in various other ministries and committees throughout the church. He loved his Lord, his family and his church. Mr. Peavey will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at First Baptist Church of New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd. in New Orleans, LA on Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place in Rosehill Cemetery in Brookhaven, MS at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Peavey or Panzica Scholarship Fund may be offered to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.