Micheal Wayne Peterson was called to Heaven on March 10, 2023, due to natural causes at the age of sixty-one in D’Iberville, Mississippi where he was raised and spent most of his life.
He was brought into the world by his late parents, James Joseph and Mary Frances Ann Peterson on July 22, 1961, at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi as the fourth child of five.
He was the husband to Alicia Diane Hanna Peterson of thirty-three years; father to Michaela Nicole Hanna Peterson, Michael Wayne Hanna Peterson, Mason Alexander Hanna (Chanda) Peterson and Miyah Gabrielle Hanna Peterson; brother to Gail (David) Lawrence of D’Iberville, Mississippi, Carolyn(James) Harrington of Deridder, Louisiana, David Peterson of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Jody (Amy) Peterson of McHenry, Mississippi; grandfather also known as Grumpy to Messiah Brister, Hazel Brister, Drew Sanders, and Gage Schauger; uncle to numerous nieces and nephews, and is survived by all.
He graduated from D’Iberville High School in the class of 1979, where he was a member of the Warrior Pride Band as a saxophone player. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served two years. Upon returning to D’Iberville, Mississippi, Micheal was employed in grocery retail with Kroger, Delchamps, Jitney Jungle, and Winn Dixie. During his employment he met his wife. Micheal and Alicia were later blessed with their four children, Micheala, Mikey, Mason, and Miyah Peterson. He loved to coach, support, and cheer on their sports and activities. He greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, and sharing his joy of these interests with his children. Micheal was a jokester, prankster, and had a unique sense of humor that will be greatly missed.
Friends are invited to join the family for visitation and the service on Thursday, March 16th at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd., at Washington Ave., West Jackson County. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m., with the Celebration of Life service at 5:30 p.m.