It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Jo Rhea Blackwell Pevey. Mrs. Pevey, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with Our Dear God at 12:40 a.m. on December 20, 2012. She was born on August 2, 1932 in Baton Rouge, LA and graduated from Baton Rouge High. She attended Louisiana State University where she met her husband and life mate Dr. Willard Joey Pevey. They were married on November 26, 1952 in the Baptist Student Center on the LSUcampus and celebrated 60 years of marriage together this past November. Mrs. Pevey, aka "Mamma Saurus" was a joy and friend to all. She was an extraordinary cook, seamstress and passionate gardener. With enough care and Peter's plant food she could grow a rock! She was very bright, an outstanding student and as a pre-mid major at LSU had her own aspirations of being a Medical Doctor. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in speech pathology, her Masters Degree in Audiology Target at SFASU and helped to create the Deaf Education Department for the Nacogdoches I.S.D. She is survived by her husband Willard Pevey; daughters, April Stanaland and husband, Alan, Jody Perrvoni, Lisa Pevey Rodriguez and husband, Tim; son, Scott Pevey and wife, Sandy; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister Lyndell Blackwell Miller of Florida. A graveside service and internment will be held at Lee's Creek Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA.
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Published in The Advocate from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2012