Dessie Mae Kersey Peterson, 92 of Wilmington passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 at her home.
Dessie was born July 10, 1917 in Dillon, SC to the late Julius and Della Moore Kersey.
In addition to her parents, Dessie was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Peterson, her son, C. W. Peterson, and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are her children Michael Peterson and wife Beth, and Peggy Boswell, both of Wilmington, a brother L. C. Kersey of Clinton, a special nephew Richard Kersey of Clinton, two special loving nieces Geri Hollar and Pat Jackson of Wilmington, seven grandchildren Lisa Eason, Ann Boswell, Wayne Boswell Jr., Donald Peterson, Dennis Peterson, Delinda Carr, and Doug Peterson, twenty great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, June 29, at Wilmington Burial and Cremation. The family will receive friends following the memorial service and other times at the home of her son Michael Peterson, 241 Lake Forest Parkway Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.
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