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Anita M. Peaks

Anita Michelle Peaks, age 62, of Columbus, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on May 6, 2024, at the Ohio State Hospice Facility. She was born on January 20, 1962, in Columbus, Ohio, to Cary Leonard and Helen Marie Peaks.

Anita graduated from Central High School in June 1980, receiving an award from the City of Columbus for thirteen years of perfect attendance, getting recognition from the Columbus Dispatch. Anita retired from The Department of Taxation on October 31, 2014 where she worked for 30 years.

When she was able, she started attending Greater Christ Temple (GCT) under the pastorate of Bishop Wayne Moore, Sr. She wanted to join GCT, but as her health declined, she wasn’t able to. Bishop and Lady Moore visited her in the hospital on Saturday, April 27, and when he found out that was her intention, he extended the right hand of fellowship and welcomed her to the GCT family.

Prior to joining Greater Christ Temple, she was a faithful member of New Generation under the pastorate of Pastor Maurice Jackson. Anita grew up and got her Christian foundation at Ebenezer Baptist Church under the late pastorate of Rev L.C. Brown Sr. Anita accepted Christ on January 20, 1997. She was not afraid to share Christ with anyone she met. Whenever she was at the hospital she would witness to doctors, nurses, and custodian workers. She would always tell them that she wanted to see them in heaven one day.

Anita is predeceased by her father, Cary L. Peaks; maternal grandparents, James and Eula Lee Patrick; paternal grandparents, Tyree and Mary Peaks; one brother, Keith Logan; three sisters, Angela Peaks, Zelda Griffin, and Doris Redd; one brother-in-law; William Redd, II.

Anita leaves to cherish her memory forever, mother, Helen Marie Peaks; daughter, Carissa Shanea Nichole Peaks; brother, Cary “CJ” Peaks; sister, Renea (Fred) Ortiz; twin sister, Annette Peaks; adopted brother, Dauris Peaks; nieces, Alicia Redd, Terese Griffin, Kanetha Russell, Tamika Redd, Felicia (Melvin) Hunter, all of Columbus, Ohio; and Angela Griffin, North Richland Hills, TX; nephews, William Redd, III, Marcus (Candace) Peaks, all of Columbus, Ohio and James Peaks, Nova Scotia, Canada; two aunts, Blanche Peaks and Ruth Patrick (Atlanta GA); special friends; Kathy Peaks, Caprina Braxton, Lillian Burger and Ruby Jones; spiritual mom, Evangelist Sherman and spiritual mentor, Evangelist McMillian; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Celebration of Life; Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Gospel Lighthouse Church, 600 Frebis Ave.

Interment 12:00pm Monday, May 20, 2024 at Greenlawn Cemetery.

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