Kenneth Maurice Peele 39, of Washington went into eternal rest on September 12, 2022. A vistation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday at Paradise Memorial Chapel. A Homegoing Celebration will be held 1:00 pm Saturday at The Temple of Jesus Christ Family Life Center. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort Entrusted to Paradise Funeral Home Inc.
Kenneth Maurice Peele peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on Monday, September 12, 2022. He was born to the late Wilmer Gail Peele and Rosa Bond Peele on August, 9, 1983.
Kenny, as he was affectionately known as, received his primary education in Beaufort County Schools and graduated from Washington High School in 2001. His favorite activity was playing in the concert and marching bands.
Kenny worked third shift as a Customer Service Clerk at Walgreens and worked diligently until his health declined. Kenny was a fun, loving, hardworking and also an admirable young man who loved the Lord whole heartedly and he never met a stranger! He would always greet you with a smile! He was an awesome stepfather and grandpa to his grandchildren.
Kenny was a member of the Temple of Jesus Christ under the leadership of Bishop James L. Woolard, D.D.. He participated in the Men’s Fellowship. He loved gospel music, especially quartet groups!
Kenny took an interest to playing drums at an early age. Throughout the years, he would play for the Youth Choir, The United Specials, The Gospel Choir and he also played for the All-Male Chorus until his health declined. He also accompanied his wife and played at Queen Chapel Church of Christ in Terra Ceia until his health declined. Kenny didn’t mind sharing his talents so he taught other young men in the church to play the drums. Not only could he play the drums, but he could also sing!
He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife: Evangelist Elizabeth H. Peele of the home; four step-children: Reginald Smith, Sr. (Shawnda) of Goldsboro, NC, Charlotte P. Holley of Greenville, NC, Jesse White of Washington, NC and Clifton Jones (Chenequa) of Chocowinity, NC; seven step-grandchildren: Malachi, Genesis, Josiah, Reggie, Jr., Tristen, Isaiah and King; his beloved mother: Rosa B. Peele of Washington, NC, his father-in-law: James T. Holley (Paulette) of Washington, NC; his grandmother: Annie Reddick of Washington, NC; God-Parents: Margaret King of Washington, NC, Pastor William and Missionary Lomia Acklin of Chocowinity, NC; one brother: Terrence Bond (Vanessia) of Washington, NC; two brothers-in-law: Kenneth Holley of New York and Kelvin Graddy (Kavelle) of Georgia; one sister-in-law: Carol Williams (Anthony) of Washington, NC, God-Siblings: Jennifer Congleton, Min. Dexter Acklin (Brittany) of Greenville, NC, Hollie Acklin-Pope (Maurice) of Washington, NC, Chanesa Acklin of Greenville, NC, Yolanda Battle of Washington, NC, Renee Acklin of Chocowinity, NC, Anastasia Levy and Messiah Levy of Washington, NC, one niece: Ejayla Banks of Winston-Salem, NC; Ten Aunts: Cynthia Reddick, Barbara Nicholas and Patricia Reddick all of New York, Pastor Gwendolyn Kimble (Chester) of Windsor, NC, Jacqueline Rawls (Quan) and Synovia McKinney both of Raleigh, NC, Sherry Smallwood of Jackson, NC, Elizabeth Moore (General) of Washington, NC, Rev. Dale Sneed (Connell) of Rocky Mount, NC, and Cynthia J. Washington, of Belhaven, NC; one great-aunt: Lena Smallwood of Washington, NC. Six uncles: Kenneth Reddick of Florida, James Reddick and Darnell Reddick both of New York, Glenwood Peele (Niecy) of Charlotte, NC, Tony Peele of Maryland, a devoted uncle: Terry Peele of Washington, NC; two great-uncles: Benjamin Bond of Chocowinity, NC and William Bond of Washington, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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