Johnnie E. Peterson, son of the late James B. Peterson and Aggie Mae Brown Peterson, was born on July 16, 1956. He was preceded in death by his son, Jermaine Peterson and his parents. He was reared in a Christian home, where he chose Jesus as his personal Savior and was a member of McQueen’s Temple First Born Church. He attended Washington County Schools and graduated with the Vernon High School, Class of 1975. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports, specifically baseball and football. One of his favorite foods was fresh water fish. He watched a lot of sports and his favorite team was the New Orleans Saints. In his early years, he worked with his dad in the logging industry. Later, he changed careers and worked in the construction industry. God called Johnnie home from labor to rest on Monday, March 18, 2019 in the Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Johnnie will always be remembered by his generous heart, his humorous spirit and children: Comanesa, Ricardo & Dexter; His longtime friends and caregivers; Patricia & AC McKinnie and Doris Jackson Hawthorne of Ft. Walton Beach Florida; His life memories will be cherished by his grandchildren, siblings: Thelma, Delois, James Phillip, Ferman, Cynthia, and Angela; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.