Patricia “Pat” Fowler Peeler, age 75, of Hendersonville began her dance with the angels on January 16, 2019, after losing her battle with dementia and quick onset of cancer. Born on May 13, 1943 in Horse Shoe, NC she was the daughter of the late Frank and Wilma Davenport Fowler. She was also preceded in death by her first grandson, Colton Lee Osteen.
Pat married James “Jim” Peeler on June 15, 1963. The two met as juniors in high school. Jim asked her to dance at Boyd Park which turned into a lifetime of dancing.
She was a faithful servant of Christ, active member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and former member Horse Shoe First Baptist. Pat was a dedicated mother who always put her children first and never missed a dance recital or ball game. She was also devoted daughter to her parents and tended to her mother throughout her dementia illness. Her greatest family accomplishment was becoming Gramma to 11 grandchildren.
Pat had a vivacious personality and loved to have fun! With her big smile and infectious laugh, she made everyone she met feel welcomed and loved. Family and friends would always say, she never met a stranger. Pat was often seen dancing to 50’s music, singing Christmas carols and praising God with the gospel. Pat and Jim’s passion for travel lead them on many adventures, but their favorite was spending summer nights camping with family. She would always tell her family to live their life to fullest and she was a true example of that. Pat’s life is a living example as a woman devoted to the Lord and her family.
Pat is survived by her husband of 55 years, James “Jim” Peeler; her daughters, Jamie (Tony) Osteen, Michele (Aaron) Harper, April (Bob) Burns; her son, Aaron (Christine) Peeler. The true light in her life were her beloved grandchildren, Addison(23), Grace(19), Colton, Hunter(18), Nolan(16), Presley(12), Blaise(12), Soren(11), Cruz(8), Davenport(7) and Jake(5).
The family will hold a celebration of life service at 2pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made, in honor of Pat Peeler, to Mud Creek Baptist Church’s Memory Support Group or the Hope Academy.