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November 25, 2021

Obituary

Anna Leigh Carter Peters

May 11, 1956 - November 23, 2021

Anna Leigh Carter Peters, a resident of Crossroads, MS, and a long-time resident of Bogalusa, died at her home on November 23, 2021, at the age of 65.

Anna was born on May 11, 1956, to Wayne R. Carter and Macy Rawls Carter.  She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1974, and graduated from Pearl River Community College with a degree in nursing.  Anna worked as a Registered Nurse, primarily at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital, for nearly forty years. She attempted to retire twice, but her compassion and caring for others always called her back to the hospital.    

Anna was a devout Christian and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Poplarville.

Anna is survived by her husband of 36 years, Mickey Peters; her children:  Michael (Sarah) Peters of Poplarville MS; Jason (Patti) McKenzie of Madisonville; Nicholas McKenzie of Lake Charles; and Macy Villarrubia of Bogalusa.  Anna was blessed with five grandchildren that she adored: Triston McKenzie, Sam Peters, Ben Villarrubia, Carter McKenzie, and Catie McKenzie.  Anna is also survived by her sister, Kelli Carter; a special aunt, Myrna Carter (Ken) Jones; and her nieces and nephews - Mallory (Chris) Williams, Blake (Anna) Breland, and Micah Carter.  She also had five great nieces and nephews that she considered additional grandchildren:  Hunter Romeo, Isabella Carter, Adelyn Williams, Liam Fedele, and Carter Breland.  She was eagerly awaiting the arrival of another great niece, due in March 2022.  She is also survived by numerous cousins and countless friends. 

Anna was preceded by her parents, her grandparents: Robert and Myrtle Carter, and George and Annie Rawls; numerous aunts and uncles; and her sister, Connie Carter Breland.

Family was everything to Anna.  She loved nothing more than hosting all her children and grandchildren during holidays, especially Christmas.  To know her was to love her; her personality was infectious; she was generous, kind-hearted, and was a true and genuine friend to all who knew her.  She will truly be missed by all who were blessed to know her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation, which will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 9:00am until the funeral service at 11:00am.  The funeral will be officiated by Brother Billy Kent Smith, and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

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