Robert Cecil Peterson was born January 19, 1949 and danced his way into heaven on September 29, 2017. Robert was a graduate of Massey Hill High School and a Vietnam Veteran. He was a friend to everyone and to those that looked to him for advice, he was better than Google. He was never a bystander in life, and he lived every day as if it was his last. He enjoyed the beach, dancing, live music, and spending time with his friends and family. Robert never met a stranger and he loved people. He could talk to anyone and had something in common with everyone. Robert lived by the philosophy that actions speak louder than words; and daily his actions were those of humility, compassion, sacrifice, consideration, honor, and love. He loved Jesus, his family, his friends, and this country.
Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Joyce Peterson; his first wife and soulmate, Marilyn Peterson and their son, Robert O’Brien Peterson; and his second wife and his children’s second mother, Addie Peterson.
He is survived by his daughter, Amber Jackson and husband Christopher; grandchildren, Alex, Owen, Keegan, and Maddilyn; his brother James Peterson and wife Tonie Neal, stepdaughters Teresa Boggs (Steve), Sherry Ramsdell (Dennis), and Kelly Arrant; stepson, Matthew Johnson, and 7 other grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters in law, Rhonda Jenkins (Scott), and Lana Paez (Dan), and many dear cousins, nieces, nephews and innumerable friends.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6 pm at Jernigan Warren Chapel in Fayetteville.
Celebration of Life
Jernigan Warren Chapel
Wednesday October 4th, 2017
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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My deepest condolences to the Peterson family:
May you find some comfort in the Gift that the Most High God has given us, yes His written word the Bible (Psalms 83:18 & 2Timothy 3:16). I would like to share a few Scriptures that helped us to cope when our precious daughter died and recently my beloved husband of 50 years fell asleep in death: (Isaiah 25:8)swallow up death, (Isaiah 33:24)no more sickness, (John 5:28, 29)seeing loved ones again, (2Corinthians 1:3) yes God can comfort us, to deal with present situations. But, He also says where we can see our loved ones again at Psalms 37:11 and how long Psalms 37:29. I hopes that these few Scriptures were of some comfort to you as they were to me.
Submitted by Sissy on Oct 7 2017 09:27:48 PM
Ken and Yvette Dodson lit a candle for Robert Cecil Peterson
Ken and Yvette Dodson lit a candle on Oct 5 2017 07:39:38 PM
Death is our common enemy but thanks to our loving Creator death is not the end of it all. Happily through his son-Jesus Christ- many will once again have the opportunity on living on the earth. The Bible assures us at Acts 24:15 that there is going to be a resurrection. Jesus himself gave confirmation by what he said at John 5:25. May this resurrection hope bring comfort to the family.
Submitted by DW on Oct 5 2017 08:23:15 AM
Judy Brunson lit a candle for Robert Cecil Peterson
Judy Brunson lit a candle on Oct 4 2017 02:20:22 PM
My dear brother since I was five years old. Oh How I long for just one more hug. I am so thankful that we will be together again one day.
Submitted by Rhonda M. Jenkins on Oct 4 2017 01:41:08 PM
Hello Peterson Family,I'm a neighbor living in Fayetteville.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 : 28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Oct 4 2017 06:38:06 AM
Martha M. Douglas lit a candle for Robert Cecil Peterson
Martha M. Douglas lit a candle on Oct 3 2017 12:34:28 PM
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Eldon Underwood lit a candle on Oct 3 2017 08:19:52 AM
Praying for your family.
I love and miss you!
Submitted by Esther Prince on Oct 2 2017 12:42:02 PM
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Jean Bolton lit a candle on Oct 2 2017 10:43:11 AM
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