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Mr. Thomas Edwin Peoples
Mr. Thomas Edwin Peoples of East Point, GA, passed February 24, 2018. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church, 2651 North Church Street, East Point, GA, Reverend Fleming Thompson, pastor. Interment, Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. The remains will be placed in state at the church at 10 a.m. The cortege will assemble at 2783 Landrum Drive, SW at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church in his memory.
He was born on August 25,1945 in Tuskegee, Alabama to the late Marion Juliette (Peoples) Slay.
After graduating from Tuskegee High School class 1964, he moved to Atlanta Georgia and became employed by the United State Postal Service and soon afterwards was drafted into the Army in July 1969 where he served for 2 years earning a Purple Heart and an Honorable Discharge. After serving his country, he returned home and resumed his employment with the United State Postal Service where he retired after 41 years of service. He loved to cook, and it brought much delight to his family and friends. Mr. Peoples loved fishing with his friends so much that he purchased a boat to support his passion. Mr. Peoples was a member of the Tree Boys and Mail Handler’s Organization. He was affectionately called “Pete” by many family members and friends. He was a philosopher and some of his favorite sayings were – “sho you right,” “don’t work hard work smart,” “tell the truth shame the devil,” “equal swap ain’t no swindle,” “mean what you say and say what you mean”, just to name a few.
Cherishing his memory are his wife of 43 years Brenda, mother-in-law Alberta, daughter Tara, son Thomas Jr., daughter Brigitte, sister Carolyn, brother Harry, sister Yvonne, brothers Rodney, Odell, and Gary; Harriett sister-in-law, Harold brother-in-law, grand-daughter Tiara, recently born grand-son Troy, like a daughter Karen, like a son Vincent, devoted friend Doug, staunch first cousin Charles, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.