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Betty Jean Panzica Peavey

Funeral services for Betty Jean Panzica Peavey are Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of New Orleans with burial in Rosehill Cemetery in Brookhaven at 3 p.m.  Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mrs. Peavey, 84, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service.

Mrs. Peavey was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of New Orleans. She was active in the women’s missionary union, the choir, the country club home and garden club and even found time to teach Sunday school. She was a proud member of Delta Gamma at Ole Miss. For many years Betty Jean was a speech and hearing therapist for Lake Charles city school system and The Margery Walter’s School for the Brain Injured, where she touched the lives of many children. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

She was a beloved wife of over 59 years to Willie E. Peavey; loving mother of Philip (Donna) and William (Amy) Peavey; proud grandmother of Olivia, Ethan and Joshua Peavey; and daughter of the late Philip and Alma Maxwell Panzica.

In lieu of flowers donations to either the Peavey or Panzica scholarship fund may be offered to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.