Obituary for Alma Elizabeth McPeak DeCosta

Alma Elizabeth McPeak DeCosta age 95 of Pulaski passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Pulaski Health & Rehab Center.

Born February 11, 1924 in Hiwassee she was the daughter of the late David Huston McPeak & Maude Virginia Rupe McPeak. She was also preceded in death by Her husband, William (Bill) DeCosta; sons, William  David (Billy) DeCosta, Michael Dean (Mike) DeCosta; granddaughter, Michelle DeCosta; grandson, Mitchell (Mitch) DeCosta, special maternal grandmother,  Martha Jane Rupe Chrisley; brothers, Harold Draper, Daniel Troy, Cloyd Arnold, James Edward  (Dude), Kern Jackson, and Henry Gilmer McPeak, &  sister, Roberta (Bertie) Louise Sebresos.

What a beautiful, Christian lady she was! You’ve heard the saying “Faith, Family & Friends”, that was her life. Her Lord was always first, and she was the anchor of her family. She is now with her Lord and Savior and loving family members that have gone before her. No more pain, worries or sorrows, only the joys of Heaven! She was very blessed and was a blessing to all who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory;


Marie Alberta DeCosta Morris – Kernersville, NC

JoAnn DeCosta Herndon & Robert “Bob” Herndon – Pulaski


Steven Decosta & Melodie DeCosta – Christiansburg

18 Grandchildren           

45 Great Grandchildren               

12 Great Great Grandchildren


Norma McPeak Miller & Orville Miller – Dublin


Aaron Jefferson McPeak & Annamary “Annie” McPeak– Radford

Clifford Elwood McPeak &Teresa McPeak – Moonachie, NJ

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be held   11:00 AM,  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Minister Richie Goad & Minister Porter Riner officiating. Interment will follow at the Thornspring UMC Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dublin Christian Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 1330, Dublin, VA. 24084

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.