Amijo Peterson

November 28, 1977November 27, 2018

Amijo Peterson, age 40, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at NMMC in Pontotoc. She was born November 28, 1977 to Michael Hooper and Janet Sue Fuller.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Daniels officiating; a private family burial will follow in the Eddington Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Alan Peterson, of Pontotoc, MS; her two sons, Alan Troy Peterson, II, of Mantachie, MS and Andrew Peterson of Pontotoc, MS; one daughter, Alajza Peterson of Pontotoc, MS; her father, Michael Hooper of WA;her Stepmother Kay Lynn Blackburn;three sisters, Heidi Umfleet,Heather Umfleet and Lauren Hooper all of CA; two brothers, Steven Lacy of AZ and Josh Hooper of WA; two grandchildren, Andrew Peterson, II, and Jayla Grace Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Sue Fuller; and a brother, Logan Hooper.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm Tuesday at McGregor’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Libbyq Geiger

December 3, 2018

Only briefly did I know Amijo. It was a sad time when we met, she was in Barstow, CA to be with her Mother before Janet crossed over.
She is as beautiful inside and out and her way of being there for her Mom.
Now, Mother and Daughter are together again. There is a saying, "He only lends our children to us to care for until He calls them home."
My sympathy's to you
Peace, Libby Geiger

Tammy Stoner-Niedert

December 3, 2018

My heart's broken with yours. Amijo was always steadfast in her relationship and dedication to her children. My prayers go out to the family.

andrea sandoval

December 2, 2018

Love u amijo,,,Always ur grandview homegurl,and ur nephews gabe & chris.
So many gr8 days,So many memories...

Jennifer C as rson

December 2, 2018

Amijo I can't believe this happened it still is so unreal to me. We have been best friends since kindergarten. I'll never forget our only fight when your mom bought us shirts for our birthdays I got nkotb and u got Betty boop you were so mad lol but we got over it.from skipping school for dr apts or going to watch Joe vs valcano we were always together. I'm happy we talked the day before I'll never forget our convo. Tell your mom hi for me and your gramma k . See you again you still!

Crista Vining

November 30, 2018

Amijo...although its been years since weve seen eachother in person the love was always there ....i will miss our lil chats on fb .......i love u easy...

Kelly Dominguez

November 30, 2018

Amijo, you were my friend for a lifetime, literally! I will forever cherish all of our memories together as children, young mothers and now grandmothers. Even though you’ve been in Mississippi for 20 plus years, you were here with me growing up for almost just as long. We’ve been through so much together as children and adults; from our most happiest moments to our most devastating. We shared so much! My dad’s passing and your mom’s, the birth of our children and so much in-between from elementary to high school.
Hell, our parents almost made us sisters 😉. I remember everything from super gluing our hands together like idiots, sneaking out to the canyon parties to me staying at your house so we could take turns listening for Baby Alan’s breathing monitor at night. I want you to know that even through the distance, I’ve never had a friend as close as you.
I’ll miss you always! A piece of my heart will always be broken. I’ll miss you and love you forever and ever my beautiful friend. 💔

Becky Vining

November 30, 2018

My sweet niece and namesake I miss you so much. Fly high sweet girl

Susan Jarozewski

November 30, 2018

I know we weren't close but you were one of my sister's best friends. That's how we first met. I never knew growing up that we would end up family. I never thought in my wilds thoughts our kids would be cousins. I will miss messing with you to the point you wanted to slap me 😂💜 😘 I know we didn't see eye to eye at times, but that never stopped our love for each other💜😔 I remember sitting on your front porch on birch with you. While you painted your toe nails. Because you couldn't paint them inside. When you brought Andrew home from the hospital. The toxic smell would of hurt him. All the obstacles you went through with him. I thought to myself "wow this girl is strong to be dealing with this" You loved hard and strong and you let the loved know it. I will miss seeing your post on Facebook. This is not good bye but see you later. Until we meet again 🙌😔💜💔🙏😇

Kristy Hare

November 30, 2018

Amijo has been a part of my families life for the better part of 10 years. We have shared laughs and tears through that time. She has shared her love and wits with me. She always included my child for years in anything Zae was doing. My heart hurts for your friends and family you have left, however I know one day we will meet again. So I will "get my face on", smile and never forget the "the fight"! You have been one of my biggest fan and you always made me feel like I was enough. Alan, Lil'Alan, Andrew and were her reason! She loved you all to infinity and beyond. Thank you for sharing her with all of us for so long. That Mansion is going to be decorated to the max by the time we make it. Love you all so much.

Stephanie Barnett

November 30, 2018

Ami you were THE BEST of THE BEST! Your love for your family and friends was amazing. You will be missed terribly. I love you to the heavens times infinity. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I’ll never let your memory die. I know God will provide peace in your absence. I can’t cry enough tears or say enough words to express your worth to me. You were amazing in every way. I hope you are dancing with the angels and your family in heaven. Please watch over us especially Zae. I love you forever and always❤️❤️❤️