Evelyn Kay McMahon Peck
Evelyn Kay McMahon Peck
SHREVEPORT, LA- On April 25, 2014, Kay Peck left this earth to live with her Lord, Jesus Christ. She departed peacefully and beautifully, in distinct contrast to her lengthy suffering of several debilitating illnesses.
A memorial service celebrating Kay's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 30, 2014 at Rose-Neath Marshall St. Chapel. Reverend Andrew Randall will officiate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Kay went to school and the church there, and in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she met Bill Peck, her husband of nearly forty-nine years. A Baptist, she accepted Christ as her Savior at age twelve. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Ralph and Lucile McMahon, and her brother, Ralph McMahon, Jr.
She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, receiving a degree in business administration. With lengthy time outs from work to care for her family, Kay most recently served as a loan officer for Bossier Federal Credit Union and as a Service Coordinator for Fitzgerald Contractors of Shreveport.
Most affectionately known as "Mama" and "Nana", Kay devoted her life to loving and serving her family. Even as poor health became a hindrance, she put their needs and well-being above her own. She was the glue that held the family firmly together, assuring that no matter the trials, the result was one of united love and support. Unconditional love and devotion was all she ever gave us. Try as we might, it is a gift we may never fully repay.
Left to cherish the precious memories of their lives with Kay are her husband, Bill, daughter Melissa Figgins, son Christopher Peck and his wife Shannon, and daughter Leslie Peck and her partner, Donald Grimm. She is also survived by grandchildren Leslie Parnell and her husband Aaron, Seth and Julia Figgins, Camilla Peck, Sophia Grimm, Ella and Zoe Moss, Sierra and Sabrina Esparza, and great-grandson, Luke Parnell. Kay also adored and was loved by her brother and sister-in-law, Kelley and Charlotte Peck, sister-in-law Virginia Peck and her many nieces and nephews.
Kay was also committed to the welfare of her furry friends. A deserted dog or cat could always find food and shelter in her home. Caring for her pets gave her much joy and pleasure, and she leaves behind several who will miss her love and attention.
The entire family wishes to extend our deepest thanks to the dedicated and compassionate staff at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Hospital, especially Dr. Paul Wilson, and the nursing team of the ICU unit. We also thank the staff of the Shreveport City Marshal's Office and of Shreveport City Court for their never-ceasing prayers, and demonstrations of concern and support.
In lieu of flowers, we suggest that donations be made to the church or
, or to Pet Savers of Shreveport.
We love you, Mama.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101
Published in Shreveport Times from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2014