Marie Peters

Visitation

Grace Assembly of God Church 201 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Services

Grace Assembly of God Church 201 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, 11:00 am

Cemetery

Atlantic City Cemetery Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Obituary of Marie Peters

Marie (Townsend) Peters, of Atlantic City, New Jersey was born on May 1, 1930 in Woodside, Delaware. She departed this life on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Mainland Manor Nursing Home in Pleasantville, New Jersey after a lengthy illness. Marie was born from the union of John Henry and Mollie (Loper) Townsend. She was educated in the Atlantic City Public School System. In 1948, she entered into holy matrimony with Edward N. (Pete) Peters. They were blessed with two daughters, Judy E. Fulton and Jill M. Peters. During her teenage years, Marie began her career in the restaurant industry starting as a pantry worker at Kent's Restaurants in Atlantic City. She then moved on and worked as a cook at the famous Carson's Restaurant that was located in the Inlet session of Atlantic City and the Beachcomber Restaurant formerly of Brigantine, NJ. To fulfill her dreams, in 1977 Marie opened Marie's Soul Food Restaurant starting on Arctic Avenue and eventually moving to a new location on Pacific Avenue. Not only did she service the residents of the City; but her clientele included Sammy Davis, Jr Low Rawls, Bill Cosby, Wayne Newton, Redd Foxx, Don King, the Spinks Brothers, the Pointer Sisters, Miles Davis and Cicely Tyson just to name a few. Marie's Restaurant was best known for such menu items as; Barbecue Ribs, Fried Chicken, Baked Macaroni and Cheese and her famous Sweet Potato Pie. In addition to running her business establishment, Marie operated the kitchen at the Golden Key Yacht Club that was located in the Bungalow Park session of Atlantic City. Her great joy was feeding people and making them happy. A further extension of her joy was being a member of the Grace Assembly of God where she assisted in cooking and baking for many church held events. Marie loved the Lord and she was an active church member until her health dictated otherwise. She is predeceased by her parents and loved husband. Marie leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters, Judy E. Fulton of Camden, New Jersey and Jill M. Peters of Atlantic City, New Jersey; one son- in- law Leon J. Fulton; six grandchildren Tyrone E. Gunter, Jr. (Euridee) of Newark, Delaware, Carl J Fulton of Arlington, Virginia, Corey J. Fulton of Camden, New Jersey , Janelle Johnson, Chamira Johnson and Carla Johnson all of Atlantic City; two great- grandsons Tyler of Newark, DE and Javonte of Atlantic City; two sisters Beatrice Smith and Virginia Townsend both of Atlantic City; one brother-in-law Raymond J. Peters (Laura) of Pleasantville, NJ; two special nieces Beatrice Murrel of Atlantic City and Overseer Patricia Daniels of Egg Harbor Township; and a host of relatives and friends.
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