Vivian Marcella Peters
Vivian “Vinnie” Marcella Peters, 98 passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, FL. She was born March 16, 1920, in Gillespie, IL, first child of the late Zeno L. and Jessie Sansam Stinnett. Vivian attended Gillespie Schools and graduated from Gillespie Community High School with the class of 1937.
She was 18 years old when she married Charles Wm. Peters on June 18, 1938, his 20th birthday. They lived in Carlinville, IL for a short time and then moved back to Gillespie. They were parents of one daughter, Phyllis, who survives. Her husband preceded her in death on May 22, 1995 in Miami, FL Also preceding her in death was a sister, Maxine Benish in 2011.
Southern Illinois was home for Vinnie and Chuck the first 18 years of their marriage. With family and friends all around they assumed this would always be home. They were active members of the Gillespie Methodist Church, where Phyllis first played piano and organ. They were always supportive of her endeavors.
In 1956 the family moved to Miami, Fl and Chuck started his career with Eastern Air Lines. They bought a home in South Miami Heights in 1959. Vinnie lived there until 2009 when she fell and broke her hip and could no longer live alone.
Vivian loved her family, always so proud of them and never hesitant to show pictures to one and all. She loved to read, play cards, bunco, games and work word puzzles. She had the “greenest” thumb, always working with her plants and flowers. She has been a member of Perrine-Peters United Methodist Church (now Cornerstone Church) since February 1960.
Survivors include her daughter Phyllis (John) Redding of Cutler Bay, FL, grandsons, Timothy (Cheryl) Redding and Todd (Frankie) Redding of Pembroke Pines, FL, great-grandchildren, Caitlyn (Robby) Bondurant of Bonaire, GA, Tyler (fiancé, Samantha Cwieka) Redding of Orlando, FL and Tanner Redding of Gainesville, FL. Brothers, Eldon Stinnett of Schuylkill Haven, PA and Richard (Wilma) Stinnett of Alton, IL. Sister-in-law, Jacquelyn (Kenneth) Klaus of Gillespie, IL. Also, lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers at TLC2 who loved and cared for Vivian the past four and a half years. You were such a blessing to all of us. Also, our thanks to Baptist Hospital doctors and nurses and Kindred Hospice for their care and concern the last two weeks of her life. Thank you for your concern for Vivian, keeping her comfortable and your concern for the family during that difficult time.
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:pm, Friday June 8, 2018 at Stanfill Funeral Home, 10545 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 1:00 pm in Rudy Chapel at Cornerstone Church, 20740 Old Cutler Road, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 with Rev. Dr. Paul Cook officiating. Interment will be at Caballero-Woodlawn South. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Church Music Ministry.