Delores Ashmon Peterson was born on August 31, 1949 in Macon County, Georgia to Willie and Florence Ashmon. At the age of 11, she took the role of mother for her younger siblings. She went on to put herself through college and earned both a Bachelor and a Master degree. Through her entrepreneurial nature, she was able to open many successful businesses. Delores loved cooking, traveling, casinos, and her family. Delores is survived by Elijah Peterson, her husband of 45 years, their two children, Erica and Jason, her grandson Jarrett Rice and son-in-law, Richard Rice. Also left to mourn are sisters Alberta Harris, Lillie Ruth Ambles, Carolyn Tharpe, Mamie Mills, and Victoria Rice. Brothers Freddie Ashmon, Willie C. Ashmon, and Calvin Ashmon. Sisters-in-law Nettie Ashmon, Geraldine Ashmon, Anna Ashmom, Mary Ashmon, and Bertha Ashmon. Brothers-in-law Richard Tharpe and Eddie Ambles. One uncle, Joseph Haugabrook and a host of nephews and nieces.

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  1. Peterson Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our pray for you during this time of unspeakable grief is strength, wonderful memories, and peace. In do time, everything will be alright.
    With a sad heart and great memories
    Shelia Hodge Phoenix & Family
    Brunswick, Ga

  2. EJ, Erica, and Jason,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my beloved college roommate and sister. I shall forever cherish the memories of our college days and the connection we kept even beyond the hallowed walls of dear ole Morris Brown. My love and prayers are with you as you say your final farewells on this side. Gone but still living on through the legacy she has built.

  3. To Uncle EJ, Erica, and Jason, I am so sorry and my heart is heavy. I have so many fun memories. Auntie you will always be in my heart. I will continue to pray that God bring you peace, comfort and serenity during these times. My love and prayers will be with you always.

    Janice Battle Downing

  4. To the family, I am sadden to hear of Delores’ passing. It has been a long time for us and we lost touch after MBC.
    I pray that The Lord will comfort you in every respect that is needed. May his peace enter each of your hearts and mind.

    Virginia Loftley

  5. My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Death is truly an enemy and soon Jehovah God will eliminate it permanently and resurrect those lost in death. In fact, he yearns to do so. It is his promise and he cannot lie. May his promise bring you comfort. (Job 14:14,15)

  6. My hearty condolences to the family, I pray that God will grant her soul eternal rest and you all the fortitude to bear the loss, Amen.

  7. Revelation 21:4
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  8. Mamie, Ruth, Carolyn and Victoria.
    “And the Lord will wipe away every tear.”
    My God comfort you as only He can. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that your hearts are broken and it feels like it will never be the same again, but God will take care of you guys. Love each other and take care of each other and cherish family.
    With All My Love and Prayers,

  9. My Sincere Condolences to The Ashmon & Peterson Family. Delores was such a jewel, precious in His sight. John 14:1-4

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