Fred Peebles is the second son born to Alice & Clarence Peebles. He began this life on March 31, 1953. Fred departed this world on Thursday, January 24, to greet his loving mother Alice Peebles, who preceded him in death.
Fred played in a marching band (The Warriors) and played the trumpet. He went to a trade school OIC and discovered his passion becoming an electrician. Fred was a head teller at a bank and worked at Eton Electrics.
Fred grew up in the Riverton Housing development in Harlem. He was such a Harlem Socialite and his nicknames were known as Bunny, Fat Freddy, and Shawnya.
Fred was quite the funny guy. He always had a joke and something outrageous to say and do.
Fred met his soul mate Doreen Emanuel in December 1972, which neither of them ever dated anyone else. Doreen has been a faithful and loving partner to Fred until the end. The two of them produced a wonderful loving daughter Danielle Peebles, who is a splitting carbon copy of both her parents. Fred loved his Doreen, daughter Danielle and granddaughter Rogue unconditionally.
Fred was well known in the neighborhood and will be greatly missed. Just like that damn Fred to leave on his own conditions. I know he is asking God, why did you call for me now? You know I was not ready God. The angels are just laughing at Fred's comedic questions.
Fred's favorite color was brown. He loved to dress nice. He was also a genius and self-proclaimed mathematician. His favorite music groups were The Delfonics and Blue Magic.
He leaves to mourn his memories: one brother John Purcell III; his sister, Lillie Mills; his soulmate Doreen Emanuel; his daughter Danielle Peebles; his granddaughter Rogue Mathews; his son-in-law Noel Mathews; his sister-in-law Judith Battle; Janet Malcolm, Mary Purcell, Lillie, Dolly Eure, Michelle Belasco; his nephew John Purcell IV, and host of nieces and nephews. He also leaves his best friends who were more like brothers: Blue and Darryl, Bear, Melvin, Rome, Steve, Gene and Danielle’s best friends that he treated like his own daughters that were formally known as the F.R.E.A.K.S.; and a host of family and friends.