OBITUARY

Nellie Mae Peoples

March 28, 1937March 7, 2019

Nellie Mae Peoples was one of the most God fearing, humble, honest, and charitable people that you ever could have met. She live her life by following God's plan. Nellie was born March 28, 1937 to Jerry and Viola Peoples in Ellaville, Georgia. Ms. Viola moved the family to Gainesville where Nellie attended Williams Elementary and Lincoln High. She graduated from Tuskegee Institute with a degree in education. She was an educator for almost 30 years in Sarasota. Her true passions were collecting antiques and protecting and guiding her children. She was a strong woman in that she was a 15 year cancer survivor. She raised 2 sons, Dr. Antony Perry of East Hampton, New York and Mark Perry of Orlando, Florida. She also unofficially adopted a son, Kenny Haygood of New York, New York. She has two grandchildren, Morgan and Madison Perry of Columbia, South Carolina. Nellie was one of 7 children. She was preceded in death by brothers Claude Peoples, Dennis Peoples, and James Peoples, and sister Mattie Leath. Surviving sisters are Atlene (John) Britt of Cocoa, Florida and Betty McCray of Atlanta, Georgia. Nellie will be put to rest by her sons.

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Mark Perry

March 16, 2019

My mother set the example for me to live by. Give great effort, pray, and try to do what is right. I was blessed to have her when I was brought into this earth and I was blessed to be there for her when she left this earth. She was the perfect mother for me and love her much.

Arva Sufi

March 13, 2019

I share in thoughts about my sweet Aunt Nellie. We were young children when she still lived at home with her mother and some of the siblings, I really missed her when she got married and moved to Sarasota. One of my fondest memories was on my 8th birthday. I wanted a purse and gloves but shared this with no one. Our Aunt Nellie always sent us gifts on our birthdays, so I was not surprised when the mail truck pulled up to my grandmother's house with a package for me. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and inside was a purse and gloves! I also have memories of my college days when she would travel to Tampa o see me and we would spend the entire day shopping at the mall. We did this several times. Since Tampa was so close to her home, I would catch a Greyhound there to see her. And when I got a car, I would drive down as often as I could. I loved being with her and talking to her. I know that she was deeply religious and loved her boys with all her heart and soul. I cried all day when I learned she was under hospice care. Thank God that her sons were her everlasting support. I love you Aunt Nellie and thanks for the many memories.

Debbie Leath

March 13, 2019

I have memories of my Aunt Nellie that will last a lifetime. You see, for many years after her marriage Nellie had no children. My sisters, brother, and myself were her pride and joy, (as we were her only nieces and nephew at the time) and she introduced us to all sorts of interesting people and places. Nellie made sure we were well rounded, thus by the time Tony and Mark came along, she was ready to be an AWESOME Mom.
I will treasure my time with my Aunt Nellie. Rest well, Sweet Angel. 🌸

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