Dessie Mae Peterson

June 25, 2010
Dessie Mae Peterson


Dessie Mae Kersey Peterson, 92 of Wilmington passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 at her home.

Dessie was born July 10, 1917 in Dillon, SC to the late Julius and Della Moore Kersey.

In addition to her parents, Dessie was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Peterson, her son, C. W. Peterson, and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are her children Michael Peterson and wife Beth, and Peggy Boswell, both of Wilmington, a brother L. C. Kersey of Clinton, a special nephew Richard Kersey of Clinton, two special loving nieces Geri Hollar and Pat Jackson of Wilmington, seven grandchildren Lisa Eason, Ann Boswell, Wayne Boswell Jr., Donald Peterson, Dennis Peterson, Delinda Carr, and Doug Peterson, twenty great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, June 29, at Wilmington Burial and Cremation. The family will receive friends following the memorial service and other times at the home of her son Michael Peterson, 241 Lake Forest Parkway Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • June 27, 2010
    ann boswell says:
    GOD blessed me with two of the best grandma's in the world. I loved them both more than words could ever say. I wish I could have one more day with them. Grandma peterson, I miss you soooo much right now. My heart aches. I will miss the phone calls every night, sundays with you and mama eating chicken and looking at the sunday paper, the bantor between you and mama, and just walking in the door feeling the love as soon as I look at you sitting there. I will remember when I was a kid looking forward to coming over because I needed a hug so bad and I knew you always had one for me. I will remember the love in your eyes for junior's son, jaron and the interactions between the two of you in the last 23 months. I want to hear your voice. I want to see you sitting there. But GOD has better for you and I have comfort knowing that you are in a much better place with your son and other people you loved.

  • June 28, 2010
    Michael Peterson says:
    The love of CHRIST ,is uconditional and this is the love that my mother had.Her love for he family and more concern for others than herself has always been he main focus. One thing she would say is that if you cant forgive others how do you expect CHRIST to forgive you?.I will always remember that.She always would support you and guide you with loving way even though she knew you made mistakes.I love you mom and we will unite in the most glorius way.

  • June 29, 2010
    Brenda Martin Bozeman says:
    Mike, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I just found out this morning so itstoo late to chamge my schedule. Please know thatyou and Peggy will be in our prayers.

  • June 29, 2010
    Jerry and Nicole Garrett says:
    Mike, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. If there is anything we can do, just give us a call. If not, know that you will be in our daily thoughts and prayers.