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Monday, 06 April 2020 14:52

JaVerne Threatte McPeters

JaVerne Threatte McPeters was born on October 15, 1950. She attended Cheraw (SC) public schools where she was known as a spirited and competitive basketball player. She later graduated from Francis Marion University receiving Cum Laude honors with a degree in English. JaVerne was known for her quick wit and sense of humor that either got her into trouble, or out of it, depending on the situation. After teaching for a number of years in Mecklenburg County (Virginia) school system, she moved on to teach GED classes at the Brunswick Correctional Center in Lawrenceville VA where she was recognized as the teacher of the year for the Virginia Department of Corrections. After retiring, she became an avid golfer where she could always be found wearing a strand of pearls and color coordinated outfit, pressed to the greatest of military standards. During her retirement, she treasured her time on the course with her friends and favorite tee time partner and husband, John A McPeters. When not golfing, her and John could be found on some grand adventure where laughing and great stories could be found. On April 5th 2020, she celebrated her arrival to the 19th hole, where the greatest course awaited her without worry of a putter betraying her while trying to save par. Greeting her at the clubhouse are her parents Edith Powers Bays and Arthur Oren Bays, Sr; brother in law Dan Gissendanner; and her first husband John W Threatte, Sr. Surviving are her son, John W Threatte Jr (Cheryl) of Florence SC; fraternal twin Jan Lester Bays (Marilyn); as well as her older brother Arthur Oren Bays, Jr (Ruth) and sister Irene “Reney” Bays Gissendanner. As she takes her place at the clubhouse, we have no doubt she will settle in for a front row seat to cheer on her grandson and the source of many laughs, Carter Bays, son of Minta Katherine Threatte, who also survives. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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  • Comment Link Patricia Monday, 20 April 2020 20:11 posted by Patricia

    Sending prayers to the family of such a dear friend at BWCC. Many days of lunch together. Rest On JaVerne. Love Penn

  • Comment Link Jane Allen Monday, 13 April 2020 06:43 posted by Jane Allen

    I am so sorry to hear that JaVerne has passed. Enjoyed teaching with her and Mike enjoyed working with her at the prison. You are in my thoughts and prayers John and Minta

  • Comment Link Carol F. Eller Thursday, 09 April 2020 18:18 posted by Carol F. Eller

    I am so sorry for your loss John and Minta. JaVerne was an extraordinary teacher and educator at Brunswick Correctional Center. Sorry to hear of her passing and all her friends at Brunswick will miss her.

  • Comment Link Kathy and Michael lynch Wednesday, 08 April 2020 14:08 posted by Kathy and Michael lynch

    I’m so sorry for your loss John and Minta. JaVerne was a really nice and friendly lady always enjoyed playing cards with her and our tonk ladies. With heartfelt sympathy.

  • Comment Link Peggy and Donny Thomas Wednesday, 08 April 2020 10:02 posted by Peggy and Donny Thomas

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Comment Link Ann Crewe Tuesday, 07 April 2020 09:58 posted by Ann Crewe

    I am so sorry for this sad news. I shall treasure the good times we all had together during our golfing days. Love and prayers go out to you John, and the rest of the family. Heaven has gained another angel. RIP JaVerne.

  • Comment Link Esther Sanderson Tuesday, 07 April 2020 08:47 posted by Esther Sanderson

    I was so sorry to hear of JaVerne's passing. Her smile will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts of love are with you in this difficult time.

  • Comment Link Cheryl Howerton Monday, 06 April 2020 21:19 posted by Cheryl Howerton

    I'm so very sorry John. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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