Charles Edward Peterson Jr.

Charles Edward Peterson, Jr., 45, of Kalamazoo passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born Feb. 25, 1974, to Charles and Patrice (Prince) Peterson in Watervliet. He attended Covert Public Schools. He later met and married Dawneen Peterson.

He worked as a master mechanic in Muncie, Ind., for many years before moving to Kalamazoo, where he worked for Seelye Wright of Kalamazoo and other businesses before running his own business as a mechanic.

Charles is preceded in death by his mother, Patrice Prince; sister, Tanisha Peterson; niece, Alivia Peterson; paternal grandparents, Willie and Rosie Lee Peterson; maternal grandparents, Luther Franklin and Layonteen Wanda McMiller Prince; and uncle, Benjamin Peterson.

Charles is survived by his wife, Dawneen Peterson; children: Aleaha, Charles (Khalil) III, Amirri, Charles Sylvester, Jerimiah and Tyron Peterson; stepchildren: Amous and Aunjara Jones and Jasmine Martin; sister, Anita Shari Peterson; niece, Zubaidah Fulani Brown; nephews, Afronie Hausley, A’Mary Peterson and A’Mary Peterson Jr.; father, Charles (Joyce) Edward Peterson Sr.; special friends, Michelle Locket and Kristie Brouwer; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.

A wake will be held from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 15, at the Gospel Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Covert. Funeral services will follow the wake at noon, with Pastor Henry Allen officiating, at the church. Charles will be laid to rest in Covert Cemetery. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guest book at

The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven, 637-0333.