Geneva Peterson

Geneva A. Peterson (Smith)

March 30, 1949 - August 20, 2019
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Geneva A. Smith Peterson, 70, lifelong resident of Cleveland County, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mrs. Peterson was born March 30, 1949, in Rison, a daughter of the late Matthew W. and Arie A. Stover Smith. She was reared and received her education in Woodlawn, where she graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1967.
She married Leonard A. Peterson, May 20, 1967, in Rison.
She started her working career as a secretary for Electrolux in 1975 and worked there until 1988. Mrs. Peterson went to work for Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home, where she worked as a preneed counselor for 16 years.
She was a member of Rison Pentecostal Church of God, where she formerly served as a Sunday School Teacher.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leonard A. Peterson; three daughters, Susan Starks, Tammy Fullbright, and Holly Riley, all of Rison; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven great-step-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Beverly Griswold of Sparks, Nevada; two brothers, Jim Smith, and Will H. Smith, both of Rison; and a sister, Joyce Campbell of Pine Bluff.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Curtis Aud; sister, Jo Ann Miller; and a great-grandson, Jaxson Fullbright.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 22, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at Robinson’s.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:30 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Wooley officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Cleveland County.
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Karen Deviney

Posted at 07:22pm
Leonard and Family, Geneva and I worked together at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home for several years. I never ever saw her without the biggest smile. No matter the day you were having, after being in her presence you were smiling too. She was one of a kind and had an infectious laugh. She talked about her Leonard and children all the time. She loved each of you with a never failing love. I am proud to say I knew her and that we were friends. My condolences for each of you during this time. She left you with precious memories and she gave you everything you need to be strong. I will pray for you right now. I wish I could be at the service for Geneva but we are too far away. Karen Deviney

Shannon Sowrheaver

Posted at 06:05pm
I loved your mother dearly. She was like a mother to me growing since I lost my own mother very young & I have very fond memories of her & will never forget her! She was a great woman who was loved by so many! I know I will see her again one day! My thoughts & prayers go out to all of your family & friends! I truly know how hard this is for you all!
Love, Shannon Sowrheaver❤

beverly stroup

Posted at 05:44pm
Leonard Peterson my father married miss Geneva; that's the name she told me to call her her as a little girl when we met for the first time.
She took the time to teach me how to become the woman I am today. She taught me how to drink coffee and how God was the strength I needed in my life and how important family is.
Even though I live out west, she and I would have long phone calls.
I am truly going to miss her and she was my momma in every way.

Alisha Smith Naquin

Posted at 05:20pm
She was just like another momma to me. Tammy and I were unable to be separated in highschool I spent many of nights weekends even weeks at a time at her house. I will never forget her always making me let her read my palms telling me my future by reading my cards and analysing my dreams. I dearly love this sweet lady. She would tell you right today Tammy and I stayed in some kind of trouble all the time but she loved us unconditionally no matter what. Momma may be gone to her heavenly home but her mark she left here on Earth will live on and she will never be forgotten. Rip. Momma G as I called her save a spot up there for me. Signed with love, Alisha Smith Naquin

Helen Harvey

Posted at 03:51pm
Aunt Geneva was actually my second cousin, but she treated me with all the love of an aunt. I grew up calling her my aunt out
of respect for her. I love her so very dearly! My heart, love and prayers are with my "Uncle" Leonard and my cousins, Susan, Tammy and Holly. May God's arms of comfort and peace embrace each and everyone of you!

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