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JoAnn Jackson Peeler, 83, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at home with her family. Mrs. Peeler was born in Baldwin County but spent most of her life as an educator in Macon before returning to Milledgeville nine years ago. Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Smyrna Baptist Church in Deepstep.
Mrs. Peeler graduated from Peabody High School in 1952. She attended Mercer University in Macon where she received a bachelor's degree in education in 1955. She taught fourth grade at Agnes Barden Elementary School for 32 years before retiring in 1987 from the Bibb County school system. After retirement, JoAnn continued to teach for several years at Saint Peter Claver Catholic School.
Mrs. Peeler was a charter member of Bloomfield Gardens Baptist Church in Macon. She was very active in almost every aspect of the church, from teaching Sunday school to managing the Homebound Program. She was also a member of the choir, playing the piano and organ regularly during Sunday services.
JoAnn was a talented cook and seamstress. She enjoyed gardening as well as a variety of arts and crafts.
Her husband, William Harold Peeler, her parents, Noah and Jewel Jackson, and her brother and sister-in-law, Noah Jr. and Carolyn Jackson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons, Hal Peeler (Janet) of Milledgeville, and Tony Peeler (April) of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Rebecca Peeler of Avon, Colo., Bill Peeler of Milledgeville, and Andy, Robbie, T.J., and Baylee Peeler of Woodbridge, Va.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 857 Smyrna Church Road, Sandersville, Ga., 31082.
Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes and condolences.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory had charge of arrangements and services.
Published on August 7, 2017
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