Ella "Jean" Peek

Born in Nashville, TN on November 20, 1928

Departed on April 1, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Ella "Jean" Hargrove Peek departed this earth on April 1, 2018 in Nashville at the age of 89. She was the widow of William A. Peek Sr. and shared 30 wonderful years of marriage before his death in 1991. Born in Culleoka, TN, she was the third of four daughters born to the late William Clyde and late Ruby Read Hargrove.

She is survived by sons William "Bill" A Peek, Jr., and his wife Stacie; James "Jim" E. Peek, and his wife, Suzie, nine grandchildren, one great-granchild and sister Julia Church.

She was  preceeded in death by her sisters Anzonette Morrow and Betty Jo Cooper.

After graduating from  Culleoka High School, she attended Middle Tennessee State College (now MTSU) and received her Bachelor and Masters' degrees. While at MTSC she also had the distinction of being a member of the first women's basketball team at the college. Jean taught elementary school at various schools in Culleoka and Metro Nashville for 30 years.  She was awarded Teacher of the Year at Gower Elementary in Nashville and retired in 1995. She was a faithful and active member at Brook Hollow Baptist Church for 50 years having served in many roles at the church. Jean had many interests such as sewing, gardening, cooking, sports, spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as a great interest in flowers, and her membership in the Bellevue Garden Club.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM at West Harpeth Funeral Home. An additional visitation will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 10:00am-11:00am at Brook Hollow Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Brook Hollow Baptist Church

Ms. Peek will be laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alive Hospice and Brook Hollow Baptist Church.

 

Brook Hollow Baptist Church 

678 Brook Hollow Rd 

Nashville, TN 37205

 

West Harpeth Funeral Home

6962 Charlotte Pk

Nashville, Tn 37209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She is survived by sons William "Bill" A Peek, Jr., and his wife Stacie; James "Jim" E. Peek, and his wife, Suzie, nine grandchildren, one great-granchild and sister Julia Church.

She was also preceeded in death by her sisters Anzonette Morrow and Betty Jo Cooper.

 

4 Comments to Ella "Jean" Peek

  1. Celeste Cooper
    April 3, 2018 11:34 am

    Sorry for the loss of an exceptional lady. She will be missed.

  2. Alan Bell
    April 4, 2018 5:49 pm

    One of the sweetest souls I have ever known. I spent so much time at the Peek’s house growing up. I lived right up the street and my Nana lived right behind she was a great impact on my life. The world lost a wonderful soul, but Heaven gained quite a bit. Much love to Bill and Jim.

  3. John and Anne Williams
    April 6, 2018 8:53 pm

    When we moved to Georgetown Drive, how fortunate we were to have Jean Peek as our neighbor. She welcomed us (and our dogs) with friendliness – always waving with a smile. Her courage and independence were so admirable. She exhibited strong Christian faith and deep devotion to her church and family. We are so glad to have known her and are sure she is now at peace in Heaven.

    With love and sympathy to all the family,

    John and Anne Williams

  4. Herbert Nixon
    April 14, 2018 11:02 pm

    a great lady mothers former sunday school class mate at brookhollow.

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