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PEKER, Madelyn MADELYN MCINTOSH PEKER Madelyn McIntosh Peker, 79, of Norcross, GA, died peacefully at her home in the late hours of July 10th, 2012. She is now reunited with her parents George W. McIntosh and Hester Hyatt McIntosh. A native of Atlanta, she is survived by her children Emily Peker and George Peker, her sisters Karen G. Bundy and Ellen Cobos and extended family Carl Bundy, Danine Mezzell, Carol Reiser, Don & Tatiana Gokce, Kim & Kristin Gokce, Paul Cobos, Karl & Natasha Cobos, Scott & Karen D. Bundy and Jill & Glenn Berman. Madelyn grew up in Atlanta's historic West End where she graduated from Brown High School. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia she took a teaching position in Jacksonville, FL and later returned to Atlanta to continue her teaching career and to pursue her love of the Arts. An excellent singer, musician, painter and artist, she was an original choral member of the Atlanta Opera Company performing at the Fox Theater in the 1950's. Later she became a Member of the Atlanta Choral Guild, the ASO Chorus, the Michael O'Neal Singers and the Conyers Covington Choral Guild. She was previously married to Yalcin M. Peker, son of Recep Peker who was former Prime Minister of Turkey. Being of Scottish heritage, Madelyn enjoyed everything International (except the flying) and she was locally known as a substitute teacher, a volunteer for the Girl Scouts and one of the first Soccer Moms. A longtime member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, Madelyn rejoiced in watching the church grow and spending time with the "Prime Timers" crew. With an unforgettable sense of humor, she was a loving Mother, Sister and Friend. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3:00pm at the John Wesley United Methodist Church located at 5320 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093. (678-371-4926) The family will receive family and friends from 2-3pm at same location. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the .
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 19 to July 20, 2012
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