Zayd Matthew Peterson

February 21, 2021 - February 21, 2021

Zayd Matthew Peterson


Our sweet baby boy, Zayd Matthew Peterson, gained his angel wings on February 21, 2021. Zayd was born on February 21, 2021 to his parents, Terrence Peterson and Kenosha Holland in Rockford, IL. Although his time here on earth was brief, he made a lasting impact on those who were able to meet him. Zayd was loved beyond words. He was his mommy’s precious boy and him and his daddy were ready to conquer the world. He will never be forgotten, and he will always be loved.

Zayd will be dearly missed by his parents; his grandmother, Chandra Peterson; his aunt, Jerri Williams and her daughter, Cali Williams; his uncle, Asti (Kassandra) Williams; uncle, Jahmani Muhammad; his aunt, Jonea Dalberg, his uncle, Shane Dalberg; his aunt, Bella Campbell; his uncles, Taz and Pryde Campbell; his aunt, Serenity Mack; and his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his infant sibling; his grandmother, Laurie Dalberg; grandfathers, Damon Elswick and Jerry Williams; and his great-grandmother, Nancy Peterson.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial gathering will be from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Due to state guidelines, only 25 guests will be allowed in the building at one time. To leave the family a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, March 5, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering will be from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Due to state guidelines, only 25 guests will be allowed in the building at one time.

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My family,
I love you all immensely. My deepest sympathy to you. It is unfathomably unimaginably unfair. No matter the emptiness just know you all are being prayed for, loved for, thought of day in and day out.

Zayd, forever in our hearts and minds.

Theresa Brown 2021-03-05T11:06:41

Dearest Kenosha and Terrence,
Our hearts are broken for your loss of Zayd. No words of comfort or solace will be enough to heal your hearts. Your plans for him from the moment you knew you were to be parents, from the moment of that first flutter of life will be a part of your story. In a time of deep sorrow, we wonder how the world continues but it does. Happiness will return to your lives and when it does it will include wonderful memories of sweet Zayd.
Our deepest sympathy and gentle hugs for you.

Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Charles Karver 2021-03-02T15:10:53

I am very sorry for your loss. He will always be in your thoughts. I lost a daughter 55 years ago and she is still a precious memory.
I saw the picture of the bear that you posted in Zayd’s obituary. I have a friend (Sharon) who has one just like it so I showed her the picture. Her eyes lit up when she looked at it. She made four of these bears back in the 1990’s. She remembers giving one to a lady named Dalberg. She is sure this is one of them as she pointed out the details of the bear (she recognizes her work). She still has some of the material used to make these bears. It was a true blessing for her to see one of the bears again. She named it Blondie when she made it. We are both sorry for your loss but on the other hand it is good to see the bear is still bringing happiness to others.

Le 2021-03-01T07:27:16

My heart breaks for you guys.I wish I could take your pain away cause I know first hand how it feels to lose a child.Just remember your little angel isn’t alone,he has lots of family to look out for him.Zayd I wish we could of met you.You were taken to soon from us.Mommy and Daddy love and miss you so very much.My prayers and thoughts are with you guys.I will always be here when you need me.I love you guys.

Michele 2021-02-25T15:39:31

I love you both. Sorry for the loss of your Lil one. If you need me, call me. Xoxo.
Amber, Josiah, and Ja’Kobe

Amber Vasquez 2021-02-25T13:22:13

Terry and Kenosha, I am so so deeply saddened for the both of you. As I read this, my heart breaks for you both. I have asked my best friend whom we lost just on Valentine’s Day and whom was an amazing mother to her littles to watch over your precious baby boy til you both meet him again. I am so very sorry you have my sincerest, deepest condolences. Please, let me know if you need anything at all. I love you so much. Cousin Jennifer

Jennifer Hare 2021-02-24T07:36:12

Terry I can’t imagine what you are going through I am praying for you and Kenosha . I wish I could be there but my love and thoughts are always .You can call me anytime .
I love you take care .

Lori White 2021-02-24T00:26:22

My prayers are with you and your family Terrence I will continue to keep you guys in my prayers. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Angel Laster 2021-02-23T20:13:16

My sweet little cousin. May you rest in peace. Even though we werent able to meet you, you will be loved!!!

Crystal 2021-02-23T19:02:34

My first sweet grandson 💙 gone to soon. My precious little angel. I wish we could have known you longer. I will see you again someday. Until then I hold you close to my heart.

Your grandmother

Chandra Peterson 2021-02-23T18:11:44


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