Harriet Peppers

June 7, 2022


Harriet, the daughter of William and Gertrude Brown was born in Newark, New Jersey on April 9, 1939. In 1945, she relocated with her family to Ewing township. She attended Ewing High School where she met her future husband, Samuel Peppers. Shortly thereafter Samuel and Harriet were married in 1957. Their union was blessed with a large family. With her husband, she raised their five sons Raymond, Ronnie, Bruce, Jeffrey, Kevin, and two granddaughters Tarshia and Ebonni Peppers. Harriet centered her life around her family and friends. She was a faithful sister, loving wife, nurturing mother, loyal friend, and homemaker. 

Harriet was a strong compassionate woman of faith. She loved God. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. She joined Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend James Killingsworth. She was a faithful member for over 50 years. She raised her sons and granddaughters to believe in God. She actively participated in church with her family. She served in the choir and ush­ered. She enjoyed sewing choir uniforms for the youth choir that her children partici­pated in. Harriet was active in her community and church. She organized trips for the youth (skating rink & amusement parks) and young adults (ski trips). 

Harriet not only worked in her home but outside her home too. She recognized her God-given gift as a nurturing mother. She enjoyed working with the children and Millhill Child and Family Development. She retired after working there for over 30 years as a daycare assistant. 

In 1979, she received a certificate of recognition from Star of Faith of Princess Nefet­tari Chapter 144 Eastern Star Masons with a family member. In April 1999 she became a member of the International Masons in the order ofthe Eastern Star-Chapter 202. She was an active member who served one year as a bonded treasurer. During her many years of service, she earned awards and certificates. 

She was not a quitter. She was a lifelong learner. In 2000 at the age of 62, she returned to high school to earn her diploma. She attended night school and worked during the day. She also took childcare courses. In 2001 she graduated with her two grandchil­dren Ebonni Peppers and Jamar Edwards. 

Throughout her lifetime she loved to have a good laugh. She enjoyed skating, the roller derby with her sons, and taking trips with her husband and sisters. She treasured and appreciated her family and friends. She was a woman on the go. Later health chal­lenges forced her to slow down. Despite her health restrictions, she kept a positive at­titude and continued to put others first. She was thoughtful. She checked on family and friends, remembering birthdays and special occasions. She enjoyed watching westerns, wrestling, and find-a-word puzzles. 

She was married to Samuel Peppers for 59 years until his passing in 2016. Her memory is cherished by her five loving sons Raymond, Ronnie, Bruce, Jeffrey (wife Sherry), Kevin, and raised granddaughters Tarshia and Ebonni Peppers; her sisters Gertrude Helms, Ida Williams, sister-in-law Rena Brown wife of Clarence Brown and dear friend Francis Lucas; 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, numerous cous­ins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly. Proceeding her in death are her brothers James Davis, William Brown, Charles Brown, Clarence Brown, and Carl Younger; sisters Doris Elam and Helen McGee. 


Funeral service will be 11am Friday, June ​17, 2022 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1300 Greenwood Ave., Trenton, NJ 08609. Calling hours will be 10am until the time of service. Interment will be private.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home. Face masks are required to attend services.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Harriet Peppers, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Harriet

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hughes Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

 Service Program


24 Hour Viewing
June 17, 2022

10:00 AM
Macedonia Baptist Church (Greenwood Ave, Trenton)

Funeral Service
June 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Macedonia Baptist Church (Greenwood Ave, Trenton)

Private Interment

© 2022 Hughes Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility