Funeral services for Mr. Damon P. Peters, Jr. of Port St. Joe will be held at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the New Bethel AME Church located at 146 Avenue C. Reverend Lawrence E. Gantt, Sr. will officiate.
Public viewing is being held at the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 15.
Mr. Peters, a retired real estate and business owner passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9 after a short illness. A 1950 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Peters was a longtime resident of Port St. Joe where he and his father, Damon P. Peters (deceased) were real estate business partners and share owners of the former Money Bayou Beach Corporation.
Mr. Peters was a longtime member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the NAACP and the New Bethel AME Church, and was an avid photographer who enjoyed many creative arts.
He is survived by Jean Corrin Peters, his wife of 64 years, and daughters Darylynn Peters Lewis of New York City and Fay Peters Hackney of Atlanta, his beloved pet, Max, an aunt and uncle, along with numerous cousins, nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.
Comforter Funeral Home of Port St. Joe is handling the arrangements. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Morehouse College, Office of Institutional Advance, 830 Westview Dr. SW in Atlanta, G.A. 30314.