Kelley Genan Peterson, 26, formerly of Morristown, TN, passed away March 18, 2014 in Wauiku Maui, HI., from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born in Houston, TX on February 6, 1988 but grew up in Morristown. She attended West Elementary, Lincoln Heights Middle School, and graduated from Morristown West High School class of 2006. Kelley was a member of Noe's Chapel United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her father, Dennis Michael Peterson in 2005, her paternal grandfather, Rhatlas W. Peterson of Erwin, TN in 2013, maternal grandparents, Robert and Ellene Vanderpool Phillips of Cookeville, TN.
Kelley loved life to the fullest extent. She was a free spirited person; always loved the ocean and beach. Her beloved dog, Lola, will miss Kelley.
She is survived by her mother, Peggy Sue Phillips Peterson of Gordonsville, TN, paternal grandmother, Pearl Deaton Peterson of Erwin, TN. Several aunts, uncles and cousins survive.
Family and friends will gather for a grave side service on Saturday April 5, 2014 at 11am EST, at Noe's Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery in Morristown with Reverends Dennis Loy and Bishop John Edwards officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be given to Noe's Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery fund or to an animal shelter of one's choice in memory of Kelley.
Allen Funeral Home in Morristown, TN handling local arrangements.