Ms. Grace Elizabeth Archer, 69, of 1800 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, departed this life Thursday evening, May 2, 2013, at her residence after battling cancer for four years.
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Grace was the daughter of the late Junious and Hattie Peterson. She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Minnie Johnson, and Livial Reese; one brother, Robert L. Peterson, and two brothers-in-law, William Reese and Robert Thompson.
She leaves to cherish her memories: six devoted children, Kim Allen (Leroy), Derek Archer, Darren Archer (Deneen), Sabrina Hawkins (Robert), Carolyn Gregory (John), and Annette Peterson, all of Petersburg; 14 devoted grandchildren, four that she raised Anthony Stith, Jerreka Peterson, Travon and Trevontá Peterson; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gloria Bates of Henderson, N.C., Shirley Simmons of Manhattan, N.Y., and Carolyn Thompson of Queens, N.Y.; and a host of nieces; nephews; and other relatives; and friends, among them, four devoted friends, Pierre Ames, Barbara Walker, Yvonne Goodman, and Linwood Christian.
During her declining years she was blessed with the care of: Jane Kaatz (VCU), Drew Moghanaki, Dr. Baker, Gene Flowers (The Massey Center), Oddessy Hospice, and two devoted nurses from Care Advantage, Tashawna Dunn, and Tiffany Cooper.
A funeral service for Ms. Grace E. Archer will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Reaves Sr., pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, eulogist.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at the funeral establishment.
The family will also receive friends at 4317 Woodstream Circle, Petersburg, and may be contacted by calling 804-722-9796.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Archer and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue
Petersburg, VA 23803
Published in The Progress-Index from May 4 to May 9, 2013