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Nancy Streater Peterson

November 7, 1927 November 9, 2017
Nancy Streater Peterson
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Nancy Streater Peterson

Nancy Streater Peterson, 90, was born on November 7, 1927, in Sarasota, Florida.

She moved to Lakeland soon after, where she lived until 1990.

She graduated from Lakeland High School and Florida State University, then married J. “Jay” Hardin Peterson, Jr. in 1949. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary before he passed away in 2000.

Nancy was involved in the Lakeland community for many years.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker. Among her many interests and experiences, she co-founded the Lakeland chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and the historic preservation of the Polk Theatre.

She and Jay moved to Tallahassee in 1990 to work for longtime friend Governor Lawton Chiles. In 2009, Nancy moved to Bradenton, where she resided at Freedom Village.

She celebrated her 90th birthday in the Highlands, North Carolina, mountains, where she unexpectedly passed away, serendipitously surrounded by her children.

She is survived by her three children: Nila Lane (Landon) of Hickory, NC; James H. “Pete” Peterson, III (Suzette) of Tallahassee, FL; Lee Ann Pritchett (Mike) of Holmes Beach, FL; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, Lakeland, FL. Reception and graveside interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Lakeland Habitat for Humanity, Attn: Judy Nieves, 1317 George Jenkins Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33815 or made online,, or sent to the Polk Theatre, 121 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801.

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11:00 AM 11/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church Sanctuary

72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801

First United Methodist Church Sanctuary
72 Lake Morton Drive Lakeland 33801 Florida
United States

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Lakeland Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

2125 Bartow Road
Lakeland , FL 33801

2125 Bartow Road Lakeland 33801 FL
United States

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