Willie Mae Peeples

August 21, 1930 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 89)


Willie Mae Peeples native of New Orleans, LA made her transition to glory on May 6, 2020, at the age of 89 years old in Baton Rouge, LA. Willie Mae was born in Gloster, MS by way of Amite, LA. Willie spent her adult life in New Orleans, LA Born August 21, 1930, she was preceded in death by her mother (Carrie Bell Bridges) Father (Willie Bridges) sisters (Hattie Mae Davis, Mandy Hilton) brothers (Leo, Walter, Cleo & Doug Bridges) and her children.
Willie Mae lived in New Orleans and was a faithful member at the Stronger Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. JC Profit for several years. Willie Mae was a proud member of The Eastern Stars and Bluetones Social Club. After Katrina, she relocated to Baton Rouge, LA. While in Baton Rouge, she was a faithful member of Star of Bethlehem under the direction of Pastor Henry J.  Brown, Senior Pastor. 
Willie Mae was always the life of the party; known for her famous dance move “the toilet bowl” She always brought joy to anywhere she was present. She was a mother to many and always accepted people with open arms, a hot meal, motherly advice and a song of encouragement.  She will be deeply missed but her memories with be in our hearts forever.
Willie Mae leaves to Cherish, her sisters (Annie B. Morgan & Shirley Bridges), Grandchildren ( Kausha Peeples, Emanuel Hines Jr., Joan Hamilton) and Great-grandchildren (Joanna, Jasmine &, Preston Peeples, Shantelle Jackson, Emanuel,  Josiah, Judea & Jhalil) along with a  host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins. 
Her family will celebrate her legacy at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd, Metairie. Due to Covid-19, the family will host a private funeral and burial service at Providence Memorial Park on Saturday, May 16, 2020. When restrictions are fully lifted; there will be a Celebration of Life held. To share memories and condolences, please visit

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