PEAT, Ms. Essie - Age 63, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. Family hour 12noon Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Mt. Nebo, 8266 N. Vassar Rd., with funeral service at 12:30p.m. Pastor T.J. Lee, officiating. Interment Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, G-2020 Hill Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 12noon Tuesday. Ms. Peat will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 12Noon-8p.m. Monday.
Ms. Essie “TeeTee” Lee Peat was born February 7, 1949 in Crawford, Mississippi, the daughter of Addie Mae and Austin Peat, Sr. Essie accepted Christ at an early age at Charity Missionary Baptist Church in Crawford, Mississippi. She attended Crawford Elementary and Moore High School in Starksville, Mississippi. Essie came to Flint in 1967. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church. Essie worked for General Motors Truck and Bus for 27 years. She enjoyed the company of her beautiful grandsons and her family, going to the Casino and the game of basketball, which she was a true Piston’s fan. Essie also enjoyed eating fatback meat and black burn syrup. Her favorite color was purple.
She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter, Leslie Rochelle Peat; son, Reginald Deonte Peat; 3 grandsons, James “Drew” Peat, MarQuavis “Quacky” Peat and Jahlil Peat, all of Burton, MI; 2 sisters, Barbara Brooks and Queen Sykes of Flint; 4 brothers, Edward Peat, Nelson (Barbara) Peat, all of Flint, Austin Peat and Roy Stewart, all of Columbus, MS; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins including special cousins, Bertha Williams of Flint and Tommy Stevenson of Mobile, AL; special friends, Emily Hicks and Roxanne Williams.
Ms. Peat was preceded in death by her parents, Addie Mae and Austin Peat, Sr.; brother and sister-in-law, Halbert (Betty) Peat; stepbrother, John Robert O’dneal.
The family would like to express special thanks to McLaren-Flint, U of M Hospital-Ann Arbor, MI, Pastor T.J. Lee and the Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church family.