Elizabeth Peavy
Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home
529 West Thornton Street
Akron, OH
Elizabeth Ann Peavy was called to her heavenly home on November 24, 2009.

Liz was born on February, 12, 1949 in Akron, Ohio, to James and Gloria Peavy. She attended Akron Public Schools graduating from Buchtel High School in 1967. Liz went on to The University of Akron, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1971.

Liz left Akron to pursue graduate studies in Yellow Springs, Ohio, at Antioch College and in 1974 received a Masters in the Art of Teaching. In 1987, she received a Doctorate in Education in Urban Literacy from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. She brought that expertise to a cross-section of teaching positions at many colleges and universities, including: Oberlin College; Earlham College; Columbus State; The University of Cincinnati and, most recently, Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.

Her spirit of activism and passion for civil rights and social justice, particularly in the area of African American issues and adult literacy were always evident and hard at work. This fervor led to the opening of The Septima Clark Center for Urban Literacy, in Columbus, Ohio, which was named for the civil rights pioneer of the early citizenship schools in the South. Liz was Founder and Executive Director from 1990 until 2001, when illness prevented her from continuing the Center.

Liz relocated to Maryland and taught at Anne Arundel Community College where her family, students, colleagues and friends were privileged to enjoy her optimism, sweet nature and love of life. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a host of other professional groups and civic organizations.

Liz was preceded in death by her father, James Peavy, Sr. and her brother, James, Jr. She is survived by her devoted mother, Gloria; sister, Judith (Keith Sr.); brother, David; nieces and nephew, Monica, Jessica (Tamir), Samantha and Keith Jr., respectively; sister-in-law, Marquetta Peavy; very special friend, Cecelia Veal, and a host of other aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307. Friends may visit at 12:30 a.m. until time of service. Condolences can be sent to Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, Ohio, 44307.

330-535-1543 www.stewartcalhoun.com

Published by Akron Beacon Journal from Nov. 25 to Nov. 29, 2009.
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I was a Student of Dr. Peavy, that turned into a friend, She was a great mentor to me. She should me how to think outside of the Box. LOL Even let me know that it was not always a Box!! She was one unfiltered, strong sister!!!! 100% about the empowerment of OUR People!!! It has been over 20 Years since I have seen or talked to her. But she is and always will be with me.!!! She leave part of her loving soul within me.!!! Love you Dr. Liz.!!! LOL Fight the Power!!!
Alexander Mitchell I
April 14, 2020
Mom Peavey I got word that Liz had passed two days after the service. I am grief strictened. Particularly, since I 'd not been in contact with Liz since you two visited Cincinnati for her doctoral student's hooding. I love Liz and her memories will live on in my heart. Daily I'm reminded of her, ironically, I now live in the same apartment complex and have the same floor plan that she had when in Cincinnati. May God bless you and the family. Sincerely.
Mary Franklin, Ph.D.
December 17, 2009
I was so saddened to learn of Lizzie's passing. We grew up in the Fried St. Noah Ave. neighborhoods from elementary years - thru high school years. How refreshing she was. God bless you family. My family's prayers are with you all.
Gwen Poole Chambers
December 12, 2009
To the Peavey Family,

I will always remember Lizzie, her beautiful smile and warm courageous spirit.
Her life will live on in those of us that had the opportunity to meet such a gifted person. She will truly be missed.

Reginia Wright
Cinti, Ohio
Reginia Wright
December 7, 2009
Living in Chicago now , I was a f riend to James and Liz my prayers are with her family. Marquetta I hope you remember me.
Renee Scrutchings
Renee Scrutchings
December 6, 2009
To Mrs. Peavy and Judi,
What a Thanksgiving you have been in the life of Liz. I pray that you will be comforted and strengthened in the days ahead knowing how grateful she was for your loving care and support. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Artencia Hawkins-Bell
December 2, 2009
Prayers and God's love to the family of my dear soror of AKA and line sister Dr. Liz.
December 2, 2009
Dr. Liz Peavy was a fine colleague here at the University of Cincinnati and a continued good friend afterwards. My sympathies on her death to her family.
Ken Martin
December 2, 2009
To Mrs.Peavy , family and friends, I am very sorry to learn of Elizabeth's passing. I went to Buchtel with her. Reading all that she accomplished, I know that she made the most of the years she was given. I too, am very proud of her and will miss her. My heart is with all of you .
Rob Glick
December 1, 2009
To Liz Peavy's Familly:

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Liz was a faculty colleague of mine at the University of Cincinnati and I can assure you that her contributions to faculty members and students alike will continue to influence our work and our lives. She will be missed.
Roger Collins
December 1, 2009
To Liz Peavy's Family:

Liz Peavy was on faculty here at the University of Cincinnati where I first met her. We became instant friends, and she embraced my entire family. I love her so much and always missed her when she left UC. My oldest daughter was 14 years old and Liz was such an inspiration to her during a difficult time in our lives. She will be sorely missed and I know we will remain spiritually connected.

Amuna Yisrael and Family
Cincinnati, OH
December 1, 2009
God Bless and keep you in His loving arms Peavy Family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss, My love to Darryl, Marty & Almeta and the rest of the family, I was there but was not able to sign the guest book. Much love,
Michelle Martin-Byrd (Shelly) and Family
December 1, 2009
Liz was a ledgend in her "Own time" and will be genuinely missed by all. May you, her family, be blessed with "Peace of Mind" in knowing that she "Fought the good fight" and won a place in the Kingdom of Heaven...
Teresa Peake
December 1, 2009
To my extended Family:

We are sorry to hear of Liz's passing. We send our condolences,love,and prayers to you all at this sorrowful time. She's gone but not forgotten. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL

Pauline Grant Clark & Family
Pauline Grant Clark
December 1, 2009
To the Peavy family Liz was a classmate of mine from Crouse-Akron U she will truly missed in the movement of human rights. May God continue to bless and keep you.

Rev. Earl "Bubble" Ross
Because of Who He is I AM
Earl Ross
December 1, 2009
Lizzie was truly a beautiful, kind, loving, and caring person. I will miss her. She was such an inspiration for all. Her calls, cards, words of unselfish kindness will always be itched in my heart and that of my sister, Cecilia Veal. May you rest in peace Lizzie.
Marcia Witcher
December 1, 2009
I just heard about the passing of Dr. Peavy. From the very moment that I met her as a former doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati, she has blessed me with her endless wisdom, timely advice and multiple giftings. She was more to me than a professor, she was my mentor, confidante, and friend. I love Dr. Peavy and she exuded love to me and my daughter, Kayla as well as my family and friends. Although we will miss her deeply, I find comfort in knowing that God loved her more and that she won't have to endure anymore pain. My prayers and love are with Mother Peavy and family. God bless you all.
Karen Titsworth
November 30, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that prayers and memories will give you strength...
Johnnie & Edith Perry
November 30, 2009
Dearest Peavy's....Elizabeth has been a blessing to all of us. I remember her well from my school days and I honor her life.
Tucson, AZ
November 30, 2009
Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Peavy family and dear friends of Liz Peavy.

I feel fortunate to have known Liz from the time I was young (growing up with her kid brother - David).

She always had words of wisdom for Dave and I. She was so smart and so full of Love and Life.

She will be missed. I look forward to seeing Liz again in Heaven.

Love - Brent Anderson & family
Brent Anderson
November 30, 2009
How sad I was to hear about Liz. I was one of her teachers way back at West Jr. HIgh. Some special people you just don't forget. Linda Golobic
November 30, 2009
Elizabeth Glass
November 30, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
John & Susan White
November 30, 2009
It is with total sadness and a heavy heart that I write this. Though I had not seen Soror Lizzie for many years, I have never forgotten her smile and kind spirit. She was a truly a "classy young lady" who had so much empathy for others. She was a humble Soror who, to me, had it all together. She would listen to anyone, not only listen, but hear what one had to say giving loving and common sense advice. This to me shows her "high intelligence"!!

Soror Lizzie was one of my favorite Sorors on campus during our time. She was a "true blue" woman of AKA.

May the whole family be blessed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Debbie Willliams
November 30, 2009
To the Peavy family. I was tremendously saddened to hear about the passing of Liz. We were classmates at Buchtel High. Liz was a wonderful person who touched many lives. Know that my prayers are with the entire family.
Anita Hewett-Williams
November 30, 2009
Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Love you,
Dennis and Coretta Richardson
Coretta Richardson
November 30, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Mary G. Larkins (Mickey)
Mary G. Larkins
November 30, 2009
To our Family we are sorry to hear of Lizzie's passing we send our condolences,love,and prayers to you all at this sorrowful time she's gone but not forgotten remember GOD don't make mistakes we will she her again MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL
Stanley&Peachy&Lil Stan Washington Joann Richardson&Cecil Richmond
November 30, 2009
To the Peavy
We were very sorry to hear about Liz. She was a very bright young woman and we will miss her. James & Willa (Acklin) Wiseman Family
Duane Wiseman
November 30, 2009
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the Peavy Family. It was great to spend some valued time with Liz over the past several months. Please take care.

Tanya J. Bethel (Washington, DC)
Ruby J. McCrary (Detroit, MI)
November 30, 2009
To the family,I hung out with James Jr.in grade school.Got to see Lizzie when i moved to Columbus.Great lady,full of life,sad to hear of her passing. 'DUCK'
Ron Duckworth
November 29, 2009
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home
November 30, 2009
I was saddened today when I returned home and learned of the passing away of your beloved Lizzie. My prayer is that God will strengthen and comfort you in a way that only He can. Know that my love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love Ya!
Kimberly Wheeler
November 29, 2009
To the Peavy Family, Please accept my sincerest condolences. I've known Liz since Buchtel, and U of A. We caught up again briefly here in Cincinnati. She will be missed by all whose life she touched.
Elvia (Saunders) Price
November 29, 2009
Please accept my sincerest condolences. Liz attended the University of Akron while I was also a student. I remember that she was a class act, a serious student, and down to earth. i am really impressed by hr many accomplishments. I know that she will be missed by who had the privalige of knowing her.
Webser Kight
November 29, 2009
Our sincerest condolences to the Peavy Family. We will always remember the loving support Liz gave to Nancy while they were in Johns Hopkins together. Liz has been in our positive thoughts and prayers since we met. We understand what you have been through and want you to know we care and wish you blessings and strength to get through this sorrowful time. Remembering how Liz spoke of you, we know the wonderful memories will sustain you. God Bless and keep you...

The family of Nancy Clark
Essie, Shirley, Linda Clark & Kathy Wright
Shirley Clark
November 29, 2009
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