Mignon Peters McVea
April 19, 2017

Mignon Peters McVea passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her home in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was born in Baton Rouge on February 25, 1947, the daughter of Dr. Stanley J. Peters and Willie Mae Dicharry, both deceased. On August 15, 1968, Mignon married her high school sweetheart, Charles McVea, Jr., also of Baton Rouge. She is survived by her husband, her son, William Charles McVea, and his wife, Elsa Jeanne Phillips McVea, and her two granddaughters, Elsa Mignon (Emma) McVea and Molly Quinn McVea. She is also survived by her brother, Dr. Stanly J. Peters, Jr., and his wife, Mary Lorio Peters, of Baton Rouge and her sister, Manya Peters Palfrey, and her husband, Dr. Richard G. Palfrey, of Lafayette, their children and spouses and numerous great nieces and great nephews. She treasured each one of them.

Mignon was a graduate of Louisiana State University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She also received a master's degree from the University of South Alabama. Afterwards, she taught special education in the Pascagoula school system.

Mignon spent the majority of her adult life living with her husband of 48 years in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was dearly loved by everyone who ever knew her. Her devotion to her family, her friends and her faith in God will remain an example for all of us for all times. Her joyful spirit survived throughout the last few years as she faced serious illness. It supported her and continues to support those of us who mourn her passing. Mignon Peters McVea lived a beautiful life on earth and we will all be forever grateful that she passed our way.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. John's Episcopal Church at 11:00am. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Inurnment will take place on Tuesday, April 25 at 3pm at Magnolia Cemetery in Baton Rouge, LA. Condolences may be expressed online at