Evelyn E. Peterson, 85, of Bartow passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Roosevelt and Mary (Townsend) Ellis and had been a resident of the area since 2006 coming from Lakeland.
She was a retired bookkeeper/office manager for Tex Gas Company and was of the Baptist faith.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Willis B. Peterson; daughter, Linda Burton; brothers, Lewis Ellis and Hayward Ellis.
Survivors include daughter, Myrtice E. (Scott) Young of Bartow, Fla.; son; Ronald W. (Paula) Peterson Sr. of Lake Wales, Fla.; sisters, Gladys E. Rhodes of Donaldsonville, Ga., Lois J. (Tom) Riley of Blakely, Ga.; six grandchildren, Shawn Burton and Jeff Huggins, Alick S. Gerard IV, Rhonda Northey, April Taylor, Jr. Peterson and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is 11 a.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Jackson officiating of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Interment is at the Lake Wales Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneral home.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.