Ira A C Peets

October 29, 1945January 23, 2019

IRA ADDISON CARLISLE PEETS Ira Addison Carlisle Peets was born in the hamlet of Sandy Point, on the island of Saint Kitts, on October 29th, 1945 to Arlington and Winifred Peets. Ira is survived by his siblings: Willis, Joyce, Lois, Pearl, Cynthia, Eleanor, Erica, Lydia and Odette and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Ira’s surviving children are: Berrette; Angelica, Leon, Alex, Louis, Jocasta, and Justin. Ira’s son, Steve and brother, Eustace, preceded him in death. Lest we forget, among Ira’s noted friends, was his best friend, Andre Re.

Ira Peets was a man of many talents. Professionally, Ira was a teacher, Saint Kitts and Nevis Police Detective, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, retired Oakland Police, retired Internal Revenue Service Manager and former Deloitte/Touch? Examiner.

Ira had many talents which included being a writer and poet; he has many published poems and, even an unfinished manuscript. Ira also loved music from all genres and was an avid Art collector. In conclusion, Ira Addison Carlisle Peets, above all, was a loving friend, uncle, son, sibling, and father -- and he will be dearly missed!

A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.


  • Graveside Service Friday, February 1, 2019

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Luella Samuels

February 5, 2019

Uncle Sonny we had a special bond especially after you telling me that I was named after a girlfriend of yours we will forever keep that special bond. Thank you for helping in times of need. I will miss you greatly! I love you always!

Pearl Peets

February 4, 2019

Sonny, I believe the Lord placed it on your heart to help us. Thank you for helping Cynti, Willis, Lydia, Jehu, and me. Thank you for helping Cynti and I in getting our first apartment, our first car, and for teaching us how to drive. You helped us a lot. Thank you very much and I will never forget.

Thanks again,

Cynthia Peets

February 4, 2019

Just before graduation from high school, I wondered what I was going to do after I graduated. Then Mother told me that she was going to send me to Sonny, so that he can help me further my education.
He helped me by cosigning a school loan for me, and there is where my life started as an adult -- I was nineteen. I believe God used Sonny to bless me in many ways.

Thank you, Sonny for being a great help--I miss you.


Kesha McNair

February 1, 2019

Dear Sonny, I am forever grateful for you. Next to my mother, you have been the most positive influence in my life and where I am today. Will keep fond memories close as my favorite uncle! Love you always, Kesha

Joyce Davis

February 1, 2019

I know my brother has left me, but I can't believe it. Ira was a thoughtful, kind, caring, and helpful person. Sonny I miss you, I miss you. Love, Joyce

Debbi Forde

February 1, 2019

Uncle Sonny, with all the big and little things that you did without fanfare, you made a lot lives better (probably more than you ever realized). I for one know that my life was forever impacted and bettered, and for that I'm forever grateful and will forever honor you. I only wished I had said that to you earlier. Love, your niece Debbi
P.S. - you are still the best storyteller I ever knew and I get to carry bits of the family history because of you.

Maureen Imali

January 30, 2019

In this very moment of pain & darkness I thank you God for bringing Ira my way. Many wonderful memories we created for the time we had. Every sunrise and sunset brings memories of what we shared. Thank you everyone that shared their time, resources, love and kindness when he needed it most. As I reflect on Ira, I am reminded to spread love, kindness and good to others; to forgive and embrace all; to not sweat over little things in life; to live, love and laugh.
For now I am looking for that rainbow in the storm, asking heavens to hug our children and as we wait for the sun to rise. Rest Ira , love you and will always carry you in my heart. You will never be forgotten!

Lois Cannon

January 26, 2019

Beloved Ira, I am so grateful that God brought us back together after such a long estrangement. I got a chance to share, laugh, and just be in your presence. Who knows, life may allow me to stop by Shambala for a visit. However, until we meet again, I love you Beloved brother and I know that even now you are experiencing the Blessings of Life you knew not of....Beauty.

Erica Baker

January 26, 2019

My brother Sonny. I have always loved you even when we didn’t see eye to eye. You have been an inspiration in many ways. Thank you for doing your best in your attempts to squash squabbles and present a close knit family. You are a man of class and have demonstrated Christ like qualities by your actions. Though others may disagree the good thing is they are not the final Judge. In the twilight of life you are surrounded by your Creator. For that and much more I am thankful. ❤️ Erica

Amelia Gordon

January 26, 2019

Bye for now Uncle Sonny. You are loved and will be so missed. Our memories will keep you alive in our hearts. Your niece, Amelia