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  1. I found Pepper’s obituary listing my accident as I had come to this web site to review the obituary of another dear friend. I didn’t even know Pepper had passed. It was my privilege to work with her within the school system for several years. One of my many assignments while working with her was at the school store located right at the main entrance. Therefore, I saw some of the staff members as they entered the building for work each day. Pepper was always very friendly, day in and day out. She was a dedicated educator and well loved by her students. She became especially dear to me because of an amazing gift she bestowed upon me and my family, in particular my son, Craig, who was only 9 years old at the time (2009). Pepper had found a stray puppy, a Jack Russell Terrier, in a parking lot not far from her home. In her efforts to find a home for this puppy, she came to school, sent an email to the entire staff informing us of her find along with a picture of the most adorable puppy whom she had affectionately named “Jelly Bean”. Many of us responded positively, however, for some reason, I won out! Perhaps I was one of the first of many responders, I don’t know. I do know that I explained to Pepper that I wanted the puppy for my little boy (who is now almost 21 years old). I told her that he was my only child and often lonely. He had never had a pet before, and we wanted to not only teach him a sense of responsibility as he learned to care for another living thing, but it would give him companionship and something preciouis to love. Pepper told me that she felt we were the right fit for her Jelly Bean, however, she wanted me to bring my son by her home in order for her to meet him first. Upon meeting my son, Craig, she was convinced that he’d take good care of Jelly Bean and provide her with a loving home. My son respectfully asked her if it would be ok if he renamed Pepper’s little Jelly Bean–he wanted to call her Sandy as she was white in color with sandy-brown patches. Pepper, always the encouraging Educator, commended him for giving that some thought and told him that would be fine! Our dear pet Sandy is still with us today thanks to Pepper. I grew up with dogs all my life (I’m 53), and they have all been wonderful, but Sandy, by far, has the sweetest, most loving temperament than any animal I’ve had. My son did learn responsibility through his care of Sandy, and this expeience has taught him well how to show love to one dependent upon him. We have Pepper to thank for this amazing chapter in our lives. I’ve met Pepper’s mother once or twice, and please know, that our deepest sympathies go out to you over the loss of your dear daughter! Definitely gone too soon…..she was so young! May you take comfort in knowing how she touched and changed our lives. May you especially take comfort in knowing that our Creator, the God of the Heavens, has promised that one day, our dead loved ones will live again–that death, mourning, tears of sorrow will be no more–these things will pass away! Revelation 21:3, and 4.

  2. To Know Pepper is to Love Pepper. I have known her for a long time since she was a very young girl. She was always bright and cheerful. I remember her proms, she always looked angelic. She grew up with my boys. She was very intelligent. I remember many long talks as she was preparing for college and choosing her dream. She called me her other mom and that was a great honor. I hope I always gave her the advice she was looking for. She was always very artistic and took great pride in her creations. She was very special to our family. I will forever cherish the memories. Jean, Steve, and Nell my heart goes out to you. I will be praying for you during this time. Rest In Peace Pepper

  3. My heart is saddened for your family’s loss. Pepper was kind, thoughtful, smart and incredibly talented and she will be greatly missed by all her friends including my Kristie. May the Lord comfort you in your sadness and walk by your side. My deepest sympathy to all who were fortunate to know Pepper and are mourning her loss. God Bless each and everyone of you.

  4. Marian and I were privileged to met Pepper and spend a little time with her. You met people all your life, 74 years for me now. You note some, but others you never forget, and Pepper was one I’ll always remember. Marian and I have a connection, a bond with people who love dogs. Pepper had a deep love of dogs. Pepper, please say hello to Midas on the Rainbow Bridge, give him a big hug from us, tell him we still love him, just like so many family members and friends will miss you. May God hold you in loving arms.

  5. Oh where do I start?! Pepper and I grew up together living across the street from each other for many years. I will always remember the day she and her Mom (Jean) and Brother (Corey) moved in. I asked her if she wanted to be my friend, and of course her amazing, sweet self said YES! Gosh, we were like (me) 7 & (her) 9 I believe. I ALWAYS looked up to her like a Big Sister. I have so many memories of us running around the neighborhood with all of our friends (there were a LOT of us) and having sleep overs etc. I will always remember that I used to think she was so weird for eating Saltine Crackers with Mayo on them. She had me try it just once and I was HOOKED! We shared so many memories together, way too many to type. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. I will forever miss her big smile, huge heart and her spunky, artistic personality! Fly high sweet Angel and keep an eye out for us here in this crazy world. Please know that you will be missed but never forgotten by SO many. I love you for ever, Pepper!!!

  6. I met Pepper last year by having the privilege of finding her a new home. We looked at many together and she was a terrific client. She always had a smile and it was delightful to get to know her over the course of several months. My prayers go out to Pepper and to Jean, whom I have known for years through other business dealings. God’s plan is not always known to us, but we can trust that she is with Him now.

  7. Pepper knew how to brighten a room! I went to high school with her and I was so sad to hear of her passing. I remember her fondly and still sent her Christmas cards because I knew she loved them, my prayers to her family my y’all be comforted by the light she brought to the world.

  8. What an amazing girl with a beautiful soul. She will truly be missed. Many prayers to all her family and friends.

  9. Pepper was like sunshine, she could brighten any room. We first met in Girl Scouts and went on through school together. She was such a delight to be around. When my family moved to Bethlehem, I was surprised to see Pepper had moved in across the street. And of course my kids fell in love with Pepper. They would go to her house and play and look at all of her beautiful flowers. All of our neighbors loved her as well. I can remember her telling us about some her roller derby stories and we’d laugh. She had such an infectious smile, beautiful personality, just a joy to be around. She will truly be missed. My condolences to her family.

  10. Dear Jean, I’m so sorry for your unimaginable loss. I only knew Pepper as your little “mini me”, however was enough to tell me that she too was a kind, beautiful and very smart girl. I pray that all your wonderful memories help bring comfort to your broken hearts. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  11. Jean, Steve and Corey,
    So saddened to hear of Pepper’s passing. May peace and God’s Grace continue to be with you and your family during this time of need.

    I have many found memories of Pepper as we were friends growing up in Snellville.

    Sending up prayers of peace and comfort.
    The Rueping Family

  12. My sincere condolences go out to you all so Sorry to hear about your lost Acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my my thoughts and prayers are with your family

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