Delores Terry Peek was born in Sumner, Georgia on January 26, 1944 to the late William and Emma Gardner Terry. She was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at her home in Ellenwood. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Jonnie Peek in February 2019 and three siblings, Clemmie, William Lewis, and Lenard Terry.
At an early age, she joined Millers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sumner, Georgia. After Elementary School, the family moved their membership to Solomon Chapel A.M.E Church in TyTy, Georgia. Delores served as a faithful member until graduating high school in 1963.
While attending J.W. Holly High School, she played basketball, sang in the chorus, and was a member of the Tri Hi Y Club. It was in home economics class where she sharpened her culinary skills and learned how to make mean stuffing (dressing) and potato pies.
Delores and Johnnie Peek were united in holy matrimony on August 15, 1982. There were no children born in this union. The couple shared good times hosting friends and family events at their home. During their spare time, Jonnie and Delores enjoyed traveling, especially to Hilton Head Island where they were able to share some alone time together. She loved her job and her co-workers. After thirty-five years of dedicated service, she retired from Western Electric in 2004.
Delores was a dedicated member of Greater Community Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess and chairperson of several programs. She often assisted on the food ministry where she was known for her finger licking homemade dressing and potato salad. She knew how to use the Watkins food spices to get the most taste in/out of food. Her culinary skills will be truly missed by all.
Delores was a great home decorator and loved antique furniture. She also loved to socialize and was quite a comedian. As one of her social outlets, Delores organized and became the founding president of the ladies social and traveling club “Women on the Move.” The club not only included the members, but on special events the husbands were able to tag along. Although Delores used “choice” words to put her family and friends in their place, they all knew she was genuine, caring, and giving.
She leaves to cherish fond memories her siblings, Sammie Fields, Sylvester, GA; Elbert (Oneida) Terry, Atlanta, GA; Alice Gass, Detroit, MI; Reverend Lawrence (Pearl) Terry, Racine, WI; Johnny Lee (Marie) Terry, Sylvester, GA; Dorothy Tinnerman, Detroit, MI; Frank (Addie) Terry, Decatur, GA; Arthur (Margie) Terry, Fayetteville, GA; Bernice Terry, Sumner, GA; and many beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.