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In Memory of

Jimmie Lee Peterson

January 22, 1948 - November 30, 2016

Obituary


Jimmie Lee Peterson,
In Mark 8: 22-25, Jesus heals the blind man, on November 30, Jimmie Lee Peterson sees once again. Jimmie was born on January 22, 1948 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born to Hubert and Marjorie McClure Peterson. Blinded at the age of 35 from diabetes, Jimmie did not let his blindness make him a prisoner in his own life. That changed when Jimmie encountered a vast network of other blind people who convinced him that blindness did not define him, but taught him nonvisual ways to handle every day and...

Jimmie Lee Peterson,
In Mark 8: 22-25, Jesus heals the blind man, on November 30, Jimmie Lee Peterson sees once again. Jimmie was born on January 22, 1948 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born to Hubert and Marjorie McClure Peterson. Blinded at the age of 35 from diabetes, Jimmie did not let his blindness make him a prisoner in his own life. That changed when Jimmie encountered a vast network of other blind people who convinced him that blindness did not define him, but taught him nonvisual ways to handle every day and not-so-everyday tasks, and encouraged him to expect more of himself. Through the help of Bosma Rehabilitation Center his life changed. There he met Jeanie Grannan and together they both accept the challenges their blindness gave them. They helped each other through their 23 years marriage. Jimmie and Jeanie together never let their blindness get in their way. They travel and explored life together seeing by listening, feeling and with their heart. Being a member of the National Federation for the Blind and Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Jimmie learned and taught others that even blind; God was still working in his life. Jimmie legacy is carried on by his wife, Regina "Jeanie" Peterson, son Chad (Kimberly) Peterson, grandchildren Ava and Ashton Peterson, stepson Ron Gentry. There will be a Celebration of Jimmie's Life at Old Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4pm. From 2 pm - 4 pm please come and share your remembrances and stories. Memorials in Jimmie's name may be made to Bosma Rehabilitation. Jimmie leaves everyone with this Romans 8:28 "and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose". Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com.