Annie Maude PetersAugust 8, 1949 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 68)
Annie Maude Peters, the daughter of Lonnie Bradford, Sr. and Mae Liza Bradford, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. Annie was born August 8, 1949 as the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Lonnie Bradford, Jr. and Johnnie Bradford; and sisters Charlene Green and Isabelle Wooden.
Annie accepted Christ at an early age and throughout her life was a faithful and devoted member of Poplar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Traveler’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church, and St. Olive Missionary Baptist Church-where she served as a Sunday School teacher.
Annie received her BSE degree in elementary education from AM&N College, now known as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She attended Immanuel High School prior to graduating with honors from the Dewitt Public School system.
Annie taught 5th grade in the Stuttgart Public School system for nearly 29 years. Highlights of her long and illustrative career include being named “Teacher of the Year” twice. She received those recognitions based on her philosophy that every child can learn when taught in his or her own learning style and the belief that there is no achievement too high for any child to obtain.
The enjoyment she received from teaching was watching her many students succeed in making a positive contribution to the world.
But education was not her only passion. Beyond the young students she taught, she was also committed to affecting the lives of others in a positive manner.
Annie and her late husband, Ollie Peters, believed that creating a strong and vibrant business is the cornerstone of any community. With their passion for life and an entrepreneurial spirit, they started the Stuttgart Recycling Center and Ollie Peters’ Wreaker Service offering low-cost services with a smile to the community of Stuttgart and surrounding areas.
She was also a member of the Zeta Phil Beta Sorority and the Arkansas County Extension Homemakers Club, where she served as treasurer.
Family was very important to Annie. She leaves behind to cherish and honor her memory: a loving and devoted son and daughter-DeWayne Copeland, Los Angeles, CA, and Michaelle Bradford, Chicago, IL; nieces-Belinda Bradford, Lexington, MS and Kasandra Wooden, St. Louis, MO; nephews- Lonnie Bradford, III, Stuttgart, AR; Gene Wooden, Jr.(Kimberly), St. Louis, MO; Nathan Bradford, Sr., Stuttgart, AR and Michael Wooden, Delray Beach, FL; and great nieces and nephews- Lonnie Bradford, IV; Dominque Braford; Gene Wooden, III; Nathan Bradford, Jr.; Glen Bradford; Niryjah Bradford; Donnell Marshell; Richard Wooden and La’Ryah Weeden; and stepchildren- Kathy Peters, Brenda Peters, Vicky Peters, Jacquelyn Johnson, Mary Lockett, Robert Peters, Dennis Peters, Ricky Peters, Ollie Peters, Jr., Darren Peters, and Tracy Peters; and their children and grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.