Lula Mae Peoples

Prophetess Lula Mae Ivey Peoples, 77, of Palatka, peacefully transitioned from her earthly life to life eternal with the Lord Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Putnam Community Medical Center, Palatka.

The daughter of George and Willie Mae Epps Sr., she was born on Sunday, Oct. 1, 1938, in Williston. She was educated in the Levy County School District. In the early 1960s, she relocated to Palatka and has been a resident for over 50 years. Her life was truly dedicated to raising her family with a commitment to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was united in holy matrimony to Louis Ivey Jr. and subsequently to Jaufees Peoples Sr. On April 30, 1972, she accepted her ministerial call to serve under the pastoral leadership of Dr. Ruth Lowe-Reaves. She was one of the founding members of the church instituting the Universal Church of Christ, Dominion of God Inc., (subsequently renamed The Temple of God Miracle Deliverance Center and presently known as To God Be the Glory Holiness Church-Pastor Linda Hall). She was highly respected as a longtime assistant pastor, serving loyally for over 40 years. Her mission was to love everyone, evangelize those who were lost and present them an opportunity to meet and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. She displayed and demonstrated the unconditional love of Jesus Christ daily through her lifestyle. “Mother Peoples” leaves a legacy that will be treasured forever through her kindred spirit and loving smile.

In addition to her parents and both husbands, she was preceded in eternal rest by her son and daughters, Woodrow Jackson, Margaret Cobb, Mary Jackson Goss and Mary Frances Myles; siblings, Enoch, Emmitt, Nathaniel and George Epps Jr., Sally Epps Pennycooke and Virginia Epps Harris.

She was the blessed and loving mother of Arthur (Leither) Godfrey, Palatka, Avis (Harold) Fields, Jacksonville, Ronald Ivey, Gainesville, Jewel (Herbert) Perry, Jacksonville, Larry (Johnnie Mae) Ivey, Caroline Sharp, Hattie Ivey, Kenny Ivey, Terry Ivey, Willie Jackson Sr., Robert Jackson and Pairlee Andrews, all of Palatka, Leroy Jackson, Tennessee; Jaufees (Martha) Peoples Jr., Bradenton, Shirley Jackson Washam, Satsuma, Angie Graham, DeLand, J. Lee Bartley, Fort Worth, Texas, Annette (Eddie) Walton, Columbus, Ga.; the loving godmother of Silver Isom, Orange Park, Maria Hendrieth, St. Augustine, and Jonita Cherry, Ft. Lauderdale; and she was a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, relative, friend and counselor.

Visitation of family and friends will be 5–8 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Flagg’s Chapel of Serenity. Homegoing celebration will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church, 4909 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, the Rev. Karl N. Flagg, pastor. Interment will be in Palatka Memorial Gardens.

Friends may sign the Ivey-Peoples family guestbook at

Arrangements are entrusted to Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison St., Palatka. 

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