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 Stella Rae <I>Ferguson</I> Peck

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Stella Rae Ferguson Peck

Birth
China Spring, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Death
24 Jul 2002 (aged 93)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Donated to Medical Science, Specifically: After death on 24 JUL 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana. Stella Rae Ferguson's body was donated to the local medical school. Her memorial was cancelled as the city was evacuated for a hurricane.
Memorial ID
197460575 View Source

Let us never forget those who went before us. My grandmother Stella Rae Ferguson Peck lived a long proud life of dedication to her family. Born just after the turn of the 20th century she had many stories to tell of work and family. At 16 she went to work in a mattress factory in Waco, Texas......she was too young and refused to lie. She knew she would be asked, "Are you over 16?" She had written the number 16 on a piece of paper and placed it in the heel of her shoe. Long Time member of Proctor Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas and owner of Pop's Snow Cones she and her husband Roy touched many lives in the town. Carrying 80 pound blocks of ice by herself well into her 70's, she showed all her grandkids that you are never too old or too proud to do a job that needs to be done. She had gone to New Orleans to live near her daughter, Joy Gowland.

Let us never forget those who went before us. My grandmother Stella Rae Ferguson Peck lived a long proud life of dedication to her family. Born just after the turn of the 20th century she had many stories to tell of work and family. At 16 she went to work in a mattress factory in Waco, Texas......she was too young and refused to lie. She knew she would be asked, "Are you over 16?" She had written the number 16 on a piece of paper and placed it in the heel of her shoe. Long Time member of Proctor Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas and owner of Pop's Snow Cones she and her husband Roy touched many lives in the town. Carrying 80 pound blocks of ice by herself well into her 70's, she showed all her grandkids that you are never too old or too proud to do a job that needs to be done. She had gone to New Orleans to live near her daughter, Joy Gowland.


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  • Created by: 5fishes
  • Added: 11 Mar 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 197460575
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197460575/stella-rae-peck: accessed ), memorial page for Stella Rae Ferguson Peck (5 Oct 1908–24 Jul 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 197460575, ; Maintained by 5fishes (contributor 49450933)Donated to Medical Science, who reports a After death on 24 JUL 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana. Stella Rae Ferguson's body was donated to the local medical school. Her memorial was cancelled as the city was evacuated for a hurricane..