Lena Grace Petersen February 26, 1933 – June 29, 2020

Lena Grace Petersen February 26, 1933 – June 29, 2020

Lena Grace Powell Petersen, or “Oma,” as she was known to her children and grandchildren, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 29, 2020. She was 87 years old.

She was born to Irene and Forrest E. Powell on February 26, 1933, in Guilford, North Carolina and was preceded in death by three brothers: Forrest E. Powell, Jr.; Bobby Roy Powell; and Henry Ambrose Powell; and a daughter-in-law, Sonya Phillips Petersen.

Mrs. Peterson is survived by her husband of 65 years, Carl H. Petersen, Sr., of Jonesboro, Louisiana, and three sons: Carl H. Petersen, Jr., of Jonesboro, Louisiana; Forrest Petersen and wife Jo of Quitman, Louisiana; and Chris Petersen and wife Sherry of Richardson, Texas.

Oma had nine grandchildren: Casey Petersen and wife Michelle of Wake Forest, North Carolina; Jessica Fuller and husband Brandon of Monroe, Louisiana; Samantha Mercer and husband Adam of Ruston, Louisiana; Joanna Petersen of Quitman, Louisiana; Isaiah Petersen and wife Amelia of Seattle, Washington; Grace Jones and husband Jeremy of Alice, Texas; Sarah Self and husband Quentin of Renton, Washington; Blaine Chard of Plano, Texas, and Karian Chard of Austin, Texas.

She also had 10 great-grandchildren: Gracie, Adelae, Zeke, and Lyndee Petersen of Wake Forest, North Carolina; Sawyer and Lila Mercer of Ruston, Louisiana; and Faith, Elijah, Hope, and Noah Jones of Alice, Texas.

A graveside service was held at the Sweetwater Baptist Church cemetery in Quitman on Thursday, July 2nd with Brother Geary Phillips officiating.


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