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Charles Edward Peters

December 9, 1933 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 87)

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Charles E. Peters, 87, of Houston, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on November 7, 2021.

He was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas on December 9, 1933, to Charles and Minerva Peters. Charles grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Dunbar High School in 1952.

Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served during the Korean War. He took pride in the fact that as a young man from Little Rock, he was able to see the world while serving his country. Upon completing his service, Charles moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he met his soon-to-be wife Alfreda Dixon. They later moved to Montreal, Canada where they raised their family before ultimately settling in Houston, TX 38 years ago.

After his service, Charles worked for the Canadian national railroad. Thereafter, he found his passion in the culinary arts. He worked to perfect his craft as an Executive Chef at various establishments in Montreal, Canada and Houston, TX, as well as honing his skills with training at one of America’s best culinary institutions in New York.

Charles was stricken with diabetes for the last thirty-eight years of his life. He battled the disease with the most amazing grace, bravery, and strength. Charles was a hardworking man who lived everyday with positivity and determination not allowing his illness to prohibit him from doing the things he loved.

Charles was a man of God that found a spiritual home as a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church. Along with his passion for cooking, he also enjoyed casino trips and spending time his family. One of the things he loved most was watching sports with his family.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Alfreda Peters, children: Ramon (Toni), Ross (Dionne), Max (Nanalli), Natalie and Cathy (James), grandchildren: Jasson, Jonathan (Alexis), Amanda, Ross Alexander, Ean, and Tedrick (Brittney), great grandchildren: Noah and Aloni, siblings: Bobbie Singleton and Howard Peters (Josie), and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Charles is now off in a heavenly reunion joining his parents: Minerva and Charles, brothers: Lee Andrew and Douglas, and sister: Carolyn.

Charles will be laid to rest at the Houston National Cemetery.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
9926 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77065

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

12:00 PM
Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
9926 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77065

Interment
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

1:30 PM
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77038

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