Dr. Edith Musson Peacock

August 11, 1943 - September 8, 2023

Dr. Edith Jane Musson Peacock, 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 8, 2023. She was born on August 11, 1943, to Daisy and Glenn Musson, in Port Arthur, Texas.

She attended Stephen F. Austin public school in Port Acres, where she graduated as Valedictorian in 1961. Edith earned both a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Arts in History from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She began her dream of teaching in Port Arthur. Edith later taught in Nederland and Anahuac ISDs; and began teaching and supervising student teachers for the College of Education, Department of C&I, University of Houston Central Campus. In May 1979, Edith earned her Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Houston. She worked for Region V ESC as a Grant Writer and Teacher Education Specialist. Edith was pleased to be a part of the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Vidor ISD. For eight years, she was Principal of Vidor Junior High School; later, she worked as Curriculum Director and as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.

Edith is married to Dr. Jerry Nelson Peacock and mother to Terry Glenn Whitton of Houston and Janie Elizabeth Peacock of San Leon, Texas. The Peacocks are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont. She has a brother, Bob Musson of Bentonville, Arkansas; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Henry Harrison of Tyler; a very special niece, Darlene Musson Sherrod and husband, Mark; grown children, Kayla Sherrod and Matthew Sherrod of Castle Rock, Colorado; and other beloved nieces and nephews too numerous to name.

A graveside service for Dr. Peacock will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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Graveside Service

Greenlawn Memorial Park – Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,
  • September 16, 2023
  • 11:00 am

Comments (18)

    Ernie Montojo says:

    Dear Bro./Dr. Jerry Peacock,
    I’m deeply saddened by the passing of your dear wife Edith. Just learned of it tonight. My sincerest condolence Bro. Jerry.
    May you be comforted that one day you will go to her as well, in the same manner that King David found comfort when his first child by Bathsheba died. (2Sam.12:23).
    Meanwhile, Nena and I will be lifting you up in our prayers.

    Ernie Montojo says:

    Dear Bro./Dr. Jerry Peacock,
    This is your friend Ernie Montojo. After the worship service last Sunday I found a piece of paper at the International Church asking prayer for comfort to the family of Dr. Edith Peacock. I was wondering whether that was your dear wife whom I was consistently praying for healing since the day we became friends and you told me you also pray for my wife, Nena, every night. Not having your contact number, I tried to call Pastor Mike Roxas for info but I got no answer. ‘Twas only
    tonight that I learned it was your wife. Got
    me deeply saddened by her passing. My sincere condolence Bro. Jerry. And as King David comforted himself when his son by Bathsheba died, saying “I shall go to him
    …..”, may you also be comforted that one day you will go to your dear Edith likewise!
    2Sam. 12:23). Meanwhile, Nena and I will be lifting you up in our prayers.

    Frances Price says:

    Dear Jerry,
    I was very sorry to learn of Edith’s passing. I will always look back with fond memories of working for her at Region 5 and then working for you at Anahuac ISD. I know that she will be sorely missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

    Frances Price

    Louis and Aline Broussard says:

    Mr. Peacock and family,
    So sorry for your loss and Know she will be missed by everyone who knew her and loved her.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Louis and Aline

    Mary Ellen Breaux Weisse (monkey) says:

    Edith was a special friend growing up and so were her parents I got to visit with her and jer at our sfa class reunions and in port acres I was proud to see them! Loved her and will miss her God bless family and carrrrry on!

    Norma Alexander says:

    Jerry, I was saddened to learn of Edith’s death. My prayers are for comfort and peace for you, Terry and Janie.

    Donna Sammons says:

    Jerry, no one needs to tell you how special your sweet wife was, but she was a very special lady. She was such a good listener as a friend, a wonder supervisor, always had a kind word for everyone, could handle any situation. Those who actually knew her, knew she was a very private person. She had that inner strength that I admired very much. May God bless you very much for the wonderful care you gave her and I hope and pray he will fill you heart with wonderful memories of better times in the hard days ahead.
    With love and prayers for you always,

    Lillian Kolander says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Peacock and your family. Your beautiful wife and I went to the same hair salon. I will always remember her smile and compliment she gave me before I walked out. I could still see her beautiful smile. God Bless You🙏🏼

    Lynda (Pounds) Fertitta says:

    Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.

    Pamela Farinella says:

    Dr. Peacock was the kindest person to work with. She was always respectful to all In the district.

    Annie Amason says:

    I always enjoyed the time we spent together. She was funny, caring and and such an inspiration.

    Bud Cowart says:

    Jerry and family: so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Mary Alsdurf says:

    Jerry I am so sad learning of Edith’s passing. You two were such good friends and I will miss her terribly. She is resting with Jesus and I know she is thrilled to see him!

    Linda Thomas says:

    Dr. Edith Peacock was not only my colleague but my dear friend. She was an extraordinary lady and a bright and beautiful example to all who knew her. Her love of Christ was evident in everything she did. I visited many times in the home of Edith and Jerry and both were gracious and welcoming. We spent much time talking about God and His great mercies. Our favorite times were reminiscing and sharing experiences. I visited Dr. Peacock on her birthday and as sick as she was, she welcomed my visit. She has gone home now to live eternally with our Saviour, Jesus Christ. I know we will meet again in Heaven. Edith, I know your homegoing was glorious. My prayers are with Jerry, Terry, Janie, and other members of your loving family.

    Angela Mayhugh says:

    Mrs Edith was my client(hair) for 20yrs and became family to me and everyone in the salon. She always was like a mom to me and gave such good advice and we loved to laugh or cry together. Jerry is such an amazing husband by bringing her to the salon. Mrs Edith I will miss all our talks. Love you so much.

    julia payne says:

    Rest in peace Mrs peacock you will be missed she was my princle in junior high school and my teacher love Julia

    Raymond & Dolly Rice says:

    Edith was a beautiful Christian lady and friend. She loved her family and wonderful husband, Jerry.

    Emily Weatherly says:

    Dr. Edith Peacock was an extraordinary person who achieved excellence in whatever she pursued. I knew her as principal of Vidor Jr. High School. She was a professional leader, but she was also a loyal friend and enjoyed laughing and visiting with her teachers and staff. Her leadership inspired both teachers and students alike.

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