Anne Clara (Garrison) Peek
February 18, 1920 – April 6, 2018
Anne Garrison Peek of Charlotte – age 98, passed away on Friday, April 6 at Presbyterian Hospital Hospice care unit. She was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her mother-Lola Whitt, husband of 68 years-Herbert Clyde Peek, Sr, two brothers, and two nephews.
She is survived by her son-Herbert Clyde Peek, Jr. and his wife, Wakako Nakamura and her granddaughter-Sara, her sister-Bernice Winchester and many nieces and nephews.
She worked for many years in telecommunications, first for Southern Bell as an operator and later as a PBX operator for Hemby family owned Standard Trucking Company.
She was a long time member of Mulberry Baptist Church.
Service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 3:30 pm at Charlotte Memorial Gardens 7632 Hood Rd, Charlotte, NC with Dr. Larry Burns officiating.
Memorials may be sent to Mulberry Baptist Church, 6450 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte NC 28214 or to Novant Harris Hospice, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.
- Graveside Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
Anne Clara (Garrison) Peek
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April 9, 2018
I spent a lot of time with Aunt Anne growing up. She was a part of the fabric of my life.
In the fall of 1954, as I was turning six, I spent two weeks in Mars Hill, mostly with Aunt Anne. One day she took me to Hendersonville and bought me a pair of red jeans "just like Peggy Jo Smith's." That made me very happy. I had been coveting those red jeans! During my visit, Aunt Anne made a cake for a school bake sale, decorating it with pink icing and a witch riding a broomstick made from chocolate sprinkles. I thought it was a dandy cake and was pleased when she bought it back so we could have it for ourselves.
I especially remember the summer of 1960, which my sister Debby and I spent in Mars Hill -- one of the happiest summers of my childhood, due largely to Aunt Anne, who spent so much time with us. She took us fishing, blackberry picking and hunting for sassafras root to make sassafras tea. She seemed to enjoy doing things with us kids: H.C., my sister and myself, and often our cousins Bill and Jess (both now deceased).
Aunt Anne was a very good cook. I especially remember the mouth-watering smell of her Sunday roasts. My recipe box still contains a card for "Aunt Anne's Biscuits." My, they were good!
From my childhood well into adulthood, Aunt Anne sent me birthday and Christmas cards and continued to give me presents. I still have many of them -- reminders of her constant thoughtfulness.
Aunt Anne always took an interest in whatever I was doing, reading with interest articles I wrote for various publications through the years.
The author Maya Angelou once said, “At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did; they will remember how you made them feel.” Aunt Anne always made me feel loved and valued, and for that reason, I loved and valued her.