Ms. Elsie Peace, of Wilsons, Va., departed this life early Friday morning, April 25, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg. She was born on Sept. 10, 1925, to the late Columbia and Nanny Peace of Wilsons. She was a domestic housekeeper until her declining health. She rededicated her life to Christ and was a faithful member and became the Mother of the Church at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Blackston. She was the matriarch of the family. God blessed her to live to see five generations. She was devoted to her family and friends. She believed in working hard and would often say "May the work I've done speak for me."Elsie was preceded in death by four brothers, Ervin, Ned, Bossy and Billy Peace; two sisters: Louise Wilson and Stella Peace; and one grandson, Orlando Peace.She leaves to cherish her memory, two devoted daughters, Julia Booker (Stefan Mayfield) and Joyce Peace, both of Petersburg; one son, Willie Peace (Geraldine Jones); a devoted friend, Percy Akers; four grandchildren: Darlene Hinton (Lance), Jonathan Booker (Laura), Derrick Peace and Priscilla Mendoza (Victor); five great-grandchildren, Lameka Booker, Brandon Booker, Bree Booker, Nora Booker, D'aisha Hall, Trevon Hall, Brittany Spicely, Preston Spicely Jr. and Keshena Booker; two great-great-grandchildren, Sian Thomas and Macel Wyche; three nieces, Margie Akers, Barbara Jones, and Annie Morgan (James); and a host of great-nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends, including Patricia Clark, Harold Brown and Gloria Wilson. A special thanks to the staff and residents of Colonial Heights Health Care Center.A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2014, at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Blackstone, Va, with the pastor, the Rev. Norman Davis, officiating. The public may view the remains of Ms. Peace at the Petersburg Chapel-Johnson Funeral Home, from 1 until 8 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 804-863-4411. Online condolences can be submitted at www.johnsonservices.us.