LEBANON -- A Celebration of Life service for Angela Dawne Ridings Peterson of Mt. Juliet and Nashville will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. until services. The Rev. Tom Henry will officiate. C Douglas Wallace will eulogize his cousin and “little sister.”
Active pallbearers include special friends and “big brothers” Don Fleming of Portland, Tom Clemmons, Joe Adams, both of Lebanon, Patrick Hickey of Smyrna, Rich Roberts of Nashville, Pat Kelly of Hartsville, William Plumer, and Nicholas Peterson both of Nashville, David Ellison of Franklin and Seth Granda of Nashville.
Honorary pallbearers will include all other alumni of the 1975 class of Castle Heights Military Academy of which she was a graduate.
Mrs. Peterson died at Vanderbilt Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 15 after an extended illness.
Born in Jackson, MS on August 26, 1957 she was the daughter of William C. Ridings of Waverly and Norma S. Bixler of Mt. Juliet; stepdaughter of Ethel Jones Ridings of Waverly and the late Jack D. Bixler of Mt. Juliet.
After graduating from Castle Heights Military Academy in 1975 having been honored as Miss Adjutant General and recipient of the Rifleman award, Mrs. Peterson attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and received a BS in Graphic Design from the Art Institute in Atlanta where she earned the highest award given upon graduation. She returned to Nashville to pursue a career in graphic design. And later she began a new career of parenting.
Her zest for life centered on raising her two daughters, Olivia Ross Peterson of New York and Jillian Gray Peterson of Nashville. She loved and expanded her unique ability to nurture and love all children who crossed her path.
Her second love was caring for any and all animals, especially those who needed rescuing. Hobbies included music and all forms of art.
Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon 615.444.9393. Obits 615.758.8818.