OBITUARY

Deborah Sue Peters

March 4, 1938June 9, 2019

Deborah Sue Rogers Peters, a Brunswick resident since 1959, passed peacefully at home Sunday night, June 9, 2019. Born in San Francisco, CA, Sue was daughter of Brigadier General Thomas Rogers and Doris Preu Rogers, and traveled widely with her family in her youth. She graduated from high school in Savannah, GA and attended The University of GA, a Pi Beta Phi majoring in Zoology. At UGA she met an ATO and Glynn County native, R. Don Peters, Sr. They married at Hunter Army Airfield June 23,1959, returning home to the Golden Isles where they have been for 60 years. They raised two children, Don Peters, Jr. (Kimberly) and Sue Evelyn (Suzi) Peters Mersmann (Tim). Sue returned to school for an RN degree and enjoyed a 30-year nursing career. She worked cardiac intensive care, pediatrics, dialysis, hospice, and culminated her career with 19 years as a mental health care nurse in the Brunswick hospital. Sue was the consummate encourager, an anonymous champion for the underdog and a dedicated prayer warrior. In retirement Sue enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, and most of all her family. She is survived by husband R. Don Peters, Sr., children Don Jr. and Suzi, grandchildren; Thomas Peters, Anthony Peters (Christa), Calley Mersmann, Jessie Peters Covell (Jeff), Clay Mersmann (Laura Kent), a nephew, Luke (Mathieu), and 4 great-grand children; Jeffrey Covell, Denver Peters, Leni Peters, and Ellie Mae Covell. Also considered members of the family are the numerous caregivers during Sue’s later years: including Geneva Billings, Tasha Saddler, Monique Cochran, Shae Thomas, Keo Mungin, Sherita Jones, and Starla Saddler. There will be a Celebration of Life service at First Presbyterian Church, Brunswick at 11 o’clock Friday morning, June 14. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Gracemore Nursing Home, Golden Isles Hospice Care, or First Presbyterian Church of Brunswick, GA.

  • FAMILY

  • Sue is survived by husband R. Don Peters, Sr., children Don Jr. and Suzi, grandchildren; Thomas Peters, Anthony Peters (Christa), Calley Mersmann, Jessie Peters Covell (Jeff), Clay Mersmann (Laura Kent), a nephew, Luke (Mathieu), and 4 great-grand children; Jeffrey Covell, Denver Peters, Leni Peters, and Ellie Mae Covell. Also considered members of the family are the numerous caregivers during Sue’s later years: including Geneva Billings, Tasha Saddler, Monique Cochran, Shae Thomas, Keo Mungin, Sherita Jones, and Starla Saddler.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, June 14, 2019

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