Audrey Harper Peters

Audrey Harper Peters, age 101, entered into God’s loving arms on March 14, 2022.  Audrey is survived by her five sons: Phillip L. Peters, Jack L. Peters, Joseph H. Peters (Margaret), Carl F. Peters (Kathy), and William B. Peters, (Vickie).  She is also survived by one daughter, Harriet P. Woodard (Jerry).  Audrey is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren plus many other special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Peters; her parents, Phillip Burkett and Annie Harriet Harper and her seven siblings:  Pluma Madden, Muriel Harlan, Julia Tomme, Zoma Henry, Ford Harper, Agnes Palmer, and Freda McAnally.  She was also preceded in death by her grandson, William B. Peters. 

Services for Audrey will be conducted at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Coushatta, Louisiana on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior to service time with Bro. Collin Wimberly officiating.  

Audrey was the seventh child of Burke and Annie Harper.  She was born on February 20, 1921 in Hall Summit, Louisiana.   For Audrey, growing up in rural Red River Parish during the 1930’s included riding to church and to town in the wagon pulled by her father’s logging mules as well as working on her father’s farm.  She attended Hall Summit High School.  She was a member of the 1937 State Champion Volleyball team.  After high school, she was set up by her sister for a date with a handsome young man from Barksdale Air Corps, William L. Peters.  She and Bill were married on April 1, 1939.  They lived in Kansas and Southern Louisiana most of their married life while raising their six children.  Bill died on February 16, 1965.   After Bill’s death, Audrey became a single working mother.  She eventually took a job with Wire Rope Corporation and began constructing industrial nylon slings.  The nylon slings became so popular that additional people were hired, and Audrey headed the department in Shreveport and then in Fort Worth, Texas.  She retired in 1983.  After her retirement, Audrey returned to the Hall Summit/Martin area where she lived beside her daughter.  Once she returned home, she became very active again in Eastern Star holding many offices.     

In Audrey’s 101 years, she talked about the many changes she saw and experienced.  This included living in a house without electricity or a phone to using a cell phone and computer.  If she was your Facebook friend, then know that she stalked everyone to know what was going on.  She loved looking at all of the pictures that her Facebook friends posted.   

Audrey was a very talented and sharp woman.  When her boys were growing up it was nothing for her to bake up to five loaves of bread and pans of cinnamon rolls twice a week.  She could read a car repair manual and give directions on how to repair an automatic transmission.  She kept her mind sharp by being an avid reader and completing numerous crossword puzzles each week.  

Audrey loved the Lord from the time she was a young girl.  She had a personal relationship with the Lord and is now sitting at His feet.  Audrey also loved and cherished her family.  She was a loving Momma, Grandma, and GiGi. 

Pallbearers will be Jarred Woodard, Chris Layfield, John “Bo” Woodard, Joe Roush, Carsyn Buckles, and Charles Loftin.   

Special thanks to Dr Wyche Coleman and staff and Hospice of Natchitoches for their loving care they gave.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to New Life Red River Church Building Fund, 1098 First Street, Hall Summit, Louisiana. 

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