Wanda Hildred “Bee” Grindstaff Peters
Published 4:33 pm Monday, November 27, 2017
Wanda Hildred “Bee” Grindstaff Peters, 95, of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
She was born in Carter County on April 11, 1922 to the late Elbert C. and Golda Hardin Grindstaff. She lived most of her life in Carter County and attended Unaka High School.
Wanda was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton and also attended Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church and Milligan Free Will Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She loved to read her Bible and had read it through many, many times.
Wanda and her husband operated a local grocery store in the Hunter Community of Stoney Creek for several years. Her hobbies included cross-stitching, embroidering, quilting and playing the piano.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Peters, in 1986; a brother, Sherman A. Grindstaff; two sisters, Rena Vaught and Norma Carrier; three infant sisters; and a son-in-law, Rob Sanders.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Sanders and Gail Bishop and husband Earl; three grandsons, Ed Keesee, Edward Elliott and Benjamin Bishop; two granddaughters, Beth Bennett and husband Billy, and Kimberly Street and husband Brad; one brother, Anthony Grindstaff and wife Betty; one sister, Rita “Mattie” Payne and husband Nat; six great-grandchildren, Casey Street, Savannah Golson, Sarah Elliott, Emma Elliott, Katie Keesee and Luke Keesee; one great-great-granddaughter, River Golson; two step-granddaughters, Robin Lyons and Marnie Childress; four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service to honor the life of Wanda Peters will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Jerry Stout officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Bishop, Nat Payne, Sherrell Perry and Warren Widmyer. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and to Dr. Jonathan Bremer for the loving care you provided our loved one during her stay at Ivy Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Second Harvest Food Bank, Good Samaritan Ministries or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Peters family.