Mary Evelyn Collins Peek

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Services for Mary Evelyn Collins Peek were Tuesday, June 16, atMemorial Oaks Funeral Home in Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Peek died June 12, 2009. She was born in Brookhaven onMarch 31, 1926, to Dr. F.E. and Myrtis Wheeles Collins.

She attended Sophie Newcomb College and graduated from MillsapsCollege where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. After movingto Texas in 1953 with her husband, Emory, she received her master’sdegree in bilingual education and taught school for many years atSutton Elementary. She was a member of the Lady Washington Chapterof the Daughters of the American Revolution, the College Women’sClub and was active in the Methodist church throughout her life.Mrs. Peek was an excellent cook who thoroughly enjoyed entertainingand sharing her many Southern recipes. She also enjoyed spendingtime with her family.

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Preceding her in death were her husband, Emory Peek; and abrother, Frank Collins.

Survivors are her sons, Buster Peek and Stanley Peek; adaughter, Anne Peek Todd; her seven grandchildren; a sister-in-law;and a cousin.