Erin ‘Brianna’ Peaden

May 27, 1992 - June 23, 2023

05/27/1992 - 06/23/2023

Past Services

A Family and Friends Gathering
Monday June 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Local Oak Brewing Co.
2564 Railroad Street
Winterville, North Carolina 28590

MURFREESBORO, NC – Erin ‘Brianna’ Peaden, beloved daughter, sister, love and friend, formally of Tarboro, then of Winterville, passed away tragically in a car accident on June 23, 2023, in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. She was 31 years old.

Born in Greenville, North Carolina, on May 27, 1992, Erin ‘Brianna’ had a deep love for animals, crafts and sunflowers. She was a compassionate soul who found joy in helping others. She loved her career at Local Oak Brewing Co. in Winterville, North Carolina. As the manager of the family-owned business, Erin was known for her infectious smile and warm personality. Her customers loved her just as much as she loved them.

Erin ‘Brianna’ graduated from South Central High School and was always eager to travel and have fun. She loved to explore new places, especially breweries and wineries. Above all, she had a passion for helping others whenever she saw a need. She will always be remembered for her selflessness, kindness, and generosity towards those around her.

Erin ‘Brianna’ will live on through her parents, Ron and Neva, brother, Evan Peaden of Jefferson, NC, and paternal grandmother, Lela Peaden of Tarboro, NC. She also leaves behind her love, Jeff Edwards, Jr. of Murfreesboro, NC, and his children Hayden and Dallas. Also, her two fur babies, Addie and Maizee. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Russell Peaden, and maternal grandparents, Clara & George Pyles.

Erin ‘Brianna’ will be dearly missed by her three aunts, Glenda Dawson of IL, Diane (Randy) Scott of Tarboro, Brenda (Willie) Summerlin of Tarboro, and three uncles, Victor (Susan) Taylor of Tarboro, Alvis (Mollie) Peaden of Tarboro, and Donald Peaden of Manassas, VA. Also, by her many family and friends.

Come grab a pint or just visit us to honor and celebrate Erin ‘Brianna’s’ life on Monday, June 26, 2023, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Local Oak Brewing Co., 2564 Railroad Street, Winterville, NC 28590, where she touched many hearts and lives. Although Erin’s time here was brief, her memory will continue to live on through the impact she had on those around her. Rest in peace, sweet Erin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset expenses they are facing due to her sudden death by Clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Peaden family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Michael Daly &Nancy McKenna
9 months ago

Deepest condolences, cannot begin to think of what a shock this must have been. Praying for you and all the family

Roberta Brown
9 months ago

Ron, I am sending my sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I will keep your family in my prayers

Rhonda Everett
9 months ago

Ron & Neva, my condolences to you. She was so sweet and always had a great smile. Keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.

Carole Williams
9 months ago

Ron, Neva and Evan, Tim and I are so sorry to here of your loss of Brianna. Just can’t believe it. I remember when she was born! I know your hearts are breaking. Just know we love y’all. ?❤️

Patricia boyd
9 months ago

Ron and Neva. So sorry to hear about Erin. My heart aches for you all. You are in my prayers.

Thomas F.
9 months ago

What devastating news! The tragic loss of such a beautiful soul and spirit taken far too early is beyond imagination and explanation. Erin’s loss will leave a spot in many lives that can never be filled. Like so many others, the family and friends will remain in my thoughts and prayers moving forward and I’d gladly assist however possible.

Shannon Moore
9 months ago

It was absolutely heartbreaking to learn of Erin’s passing. I’ve known her throughout the years, from NICU to Local Oak. She was such a light to others and a joy to be around. Her smile and kindness will stick with me, always. Sending all my love and prayers your way!!

lori nott
9 months ago

Sending love, prayers and my deepest condolences to Erin’s family and friends. ♥️??♥️

Blace and Robyn Nalavany
9 months ago

We are saddened to hear about the loss of your lovely daughter. Erin always had a smile on her face and brightened our day while at Local Oak. We will hold you close to our hearts.

Maxine Edwards
9 months ago

Ron and Neva, my heart aches for you because I know your pain. Remember the good times and keep her memory alive. And trust in the Lord that you will be with her again one day. Prayers for you all.