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Brenda Kay Freeland Peterson

Mrs. Brenda Kay Freeland Peterson, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.
She was born Feb. 19, 1943 in Charlotte to the late Lester Julius and Mary Kathleen Kiser Freeland. A devout Christian, Brenda served the Lord faithfully. Her devotion to God’s purpose for her life and her devotion to her family equipped her with a strong work ethic and determination. Her belief was, God had called her to “care for His flock.” She successfully owned and operated numerous assisted living facilities across the country. It was not uncommon to walk the halls of these facilities and hear residents asking about her. She touched many of their lives and her life mission was to care for them. She also held the congregation of Bixby Presbyterian Church close to her heart. She shared pain and triumph with these brothers and sisters and cared for them as is God’s will is for His children.
Survivors: her husband of 41 years, the Rev. F.P. Peterson; son, Kelly Wright; 2 daughters, Kimberly Jenkins and Kristen Dietz (Chris); 2 grandsons, Tanner Jenkins and Emmett Dietz; 4 granddaughters, Kaylah Jenkins, Sydney Dietz, Vivienne Dietz, and Hadley Dietz; and an unborn grandchild due in April of 2021; children through her marriage to Pete, Cheryl Barrett (Bruce), Jon Peterson (Bonnie), and Bob Peterson (Sara); and countless more grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She loved God, her family, chocolate chip cookies, the wildflowers on the side of the road during spring, the magnificent changing colors of the leaves in the fall, and the magic she brought to Christmas time.
The family was to receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Bixby Presbyterian Church in Advance. A graveside service was to follow at 2 pm. If unable to attend, the family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Tuesday, Oct. 13, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. At the request of the family, please be mindful of social distancing and wear a face covering.
Memorials: Bixby Presbyterian, 1806 Fork-Bixby Road, Advance,.
Condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.