Funeral services were held Friday, November 21, 2014, at Greater Mt. Olive MB Church, Monticello, for Mrs. Henrietta Peyton, 55, who died Saturday, November 16, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson. Rev. Larry Lenoir officiated with interment following in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Monticello. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Henrietta Bryant Peyton was born to to Berthar Bryant and William Sexton. She was a faithful member of Greater Mt. Olive MB Church. She also attended Oak Grove MB Church with her husband.
She was married to Bobbie Peyton in 1995 and to this union, one son, Bobby Peyton. She was a graduate of Monticello High School and she attended Jackson State University. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Finance. She was initiated in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. during fall of 1980.
She was employed for 21 years as a financial officer for the Lawrence County School District.
She is survived by husband, Bobbie Peyton; son, Bobby Peyton; mother, Bertha (John) Cobbins; father, William Sexton; four stepchildren, Cassandra Askew, Demetrice Peyton, Jessica Grandberry and Jermaine Peyton; four brothers, Joe (April) Bryant of Alexandria, VA, LaMichael Young of Monticello, William (Marquita) Sexton of Chicago, IL, William Sexton of Jackson; five sisters, Deborah Collins, Evelyn (John) Tillman, Tangela (Dr. Larry) Lenoir, Laura Young all of Monticello and Jacqueline (Kent) Butler of San Antonio; one sister-in-law, Ruby Peyton of Monticello, and two brothers-in-law, Shirley Peyton of Wesson, and James H. Peyton of Jackson.