Mrs. Marilyn Mizell Joyner Peace, 86 of Blackshear, passed away Monday evening, April 12, 2021, at her residence.
Born in Folkston, GA on February 17, 1935, she had lived in Pierce County most of her life. Mrs. Peace was a 1953 graduate of Blackshear High School and went on to serve in the US Navy for four years as a Yeoman with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations located in the US Pentagon. Following her military service, she went right to work for South Georgia Broiler (later Blackshear Milling Company) as their Administrative Assistant and later went to work for the Bowen Companies as their administrative assistant until she retired. Mrs. Peace had several hobbies she enjoyed – gardening, traveling, singing in the church choir, reading, and the written word (she loved the English language and appreciated not only good grammar but also correct pronunciation). She had a quick wit about her that she inherited from her late father and maintained it up until the end. Mrs. Peace was a member of First Baptist Church – Blackshear – where she was in The Followers Sunday school class as well as a member of The Joy Group. She had also enjoyed being a member of the Daylily Club, the Jaycettes, the Red Hat Society, and the former Blackshear Woman’s Club.
She was a daughter of the late John Robert & Mattie Myrene Altman Joyner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Langford Peace.
Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Langford & Tanya Peace and Edward Earle & Zyna Peace all of Blackshear; her sister, Kathryn Joyner Greene of Blackshear; three brothers and a sister-in-law, John Strickland & Marie Joyner of Blackshear, Robert Mitchell “Mitch” Joyner of Valdosta, and Charles Estes Joyner of Blackshear; 5 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Marie Peace, John Michael Peace, Annabeth Kathryn Peace, Zachary Edward & Grace Peace, and Rachael Caroline Peace; and numerous nieces, nephews, and several other relatives.
The family will have a private funeral service for Mrs. Peace on Friday.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials be made in Mrs. Peace’s honor to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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