Fannie Sue Peoples

Fannie Sue Peoples


Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Sue Peoples will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Peoples officiating. Interment will be in Standing Pine Cemetery. Visitation will be held beginning at 3 PM Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Hopewell Baptist Church. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

We celebrate and remember the beautiful life of Mrs. Fannie Sue Charlie Peoples, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. Fannie Sue along with her twin sister Annie Sue were born on December 30, 1939, to the late Coyt Charlie and Sinie Davis. She peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday morning, April 23, 2023, at the Choctaw Residential Center. 

Fannie Sue was a resident of the Standing Pine community, a place she loved dearly. She loved sports and music, God-given talents that have been weaved as part of the fabric of her family—past, present, and undoubtedly future. Many stories have been told about her glory days on the softball diamond with Team Madden. Fannie Sue and her family “dominated the diamond.” She was also a member of the Standing Pine Social Dance Group where she utilized her voice as a chanter. Mrs. Fannie held many hobbies including fishing, cooking, beading, gardening, and visiting with family and friends. 

Family was of the utmost importance to her, and it was gathering around the table where she truly exemplified her matriarch status and love for feeding others. It was tradition for her children and grandchildren to always stop by her house before heading off to work or school to enjoy a delicious spread of homemade biscuits, bacon and sausage, eggs, and the infamous carton of Bright & Early orange juice. Furthermore, Sunday afternoon lunches were sacred as much of the family gathered at the Peoples home after church to enjoy her delicious fried chicken or pork chops and fresh vegetables grown in her and Mr. Shell’s garden. Mrs. Fannie also spent many years as a food service worker for the Choctaw Tribal Schools. Feeding others was truly her passion.

To anyone who knew Fannie Sue, they would quickly realize that she was at first quiet and reserved. But once she truly knew you, you would get to experience the undeniable spit-fire and quick wit of Fannie Sue. It was certainly that “Charlie blood.” She was at the helm of telling a variety of tall tales and stories which certainly included a plethora of comedic adventures. Fannie also was a professional at toying with telemarketers and speaking to them in Choctaw. The telemarketers eventually stopped calling.

Never to be forgotten, our beloved Fannie Sue will continue to hold a special place in each of our hearts, and we will remember her for her nurturing love and radiant smile.


She was welcomed to her eternal home with open arms by her husband, William Shelby “Shell” Peoples; her parents, Coyt Charlie and Sinie Davis; her five sisters, Irene Charlie, Serene Comby, Nancy Charlie, Mattie Charlie, and twin sister Annie Sue Lewis; as well as two brothers, Louie Charlie and Coburn Charlie, Sr.

She leaves behind in God’s care her children: James Johnson, Pam Johnson, Eddie (Anita) Johnson, Shelly (Linda) Peoples, Shelby (Lea) Peoples, and Allen (Nancy) Peoples. Fannie also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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