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PEARL VIRGINIA SMITH

August 6, 1947 August 31, 2019
PEARL VIRGINIA SMITH
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Pearl Virginia Smith was born in Willows, Maryland on August 6, 1947 to the late Hamilton and Myrtle Smith. She peacefully departed this life at her home in Washington, DC on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Pearl graduated from Brooks High School where she was a proud member of her beloved 1965 graduating class. Afterwards, in 1968, she received a management certification from Cortez Peter Business College in Washington, DC.

In her early twenties, Pearl accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Personal Savior, and was baptized at Upper Room Baptist Church. On January 7, 2018 she joined the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church. She was an active member who attended worship services on a consistent basis.

Pearl worked 39 years for the United States Government Printing Office where she served as Chief of Payroll. She retired in 2006, and then returned as a contractor for another 10 years. It was well established that she was dedicated and committed to her job. She was a hard worker and imparted her work ethic to her daughter and grandchildren.

An avid bowler, Pearl was a member of the F. I. B. A. Club for over 25 years where she was affectionately known as "Pooh Bear. " Her other pastimes included both traveling and playing bingo.

Pearl was a compassionate woman with a big heart. She poured into the lives of everyone that crossed her door. She was always known to extend her heart and a helping hand to her family and friends anytime she was needed. More than anything, she loved being a mother to her daughter, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. While she may not have been wealthy, she was rich beyond measure in both spirit and love. She will truly be missed and loved forever.

She leaves behind a wealth of memories to be cherished by her daughter; Angela C. Smith-Wheeler, one son in-law; David J. Wheeler Sr., five grandchildren; Raven and Delante' Jones, Keisha Gordon, Devin Wheeler, and Gerald Turner; five great-grandchildren, Jase A. Jones, Montana Turner, Elizah and Eyan Riggins, Eryn Stevenson; five sisters, Francy Tyler, Fern (Carl) Coates, Edmonia Garrett, Rachel (Larry) Jones, Santo (Jesse) Plater; two brothers, Hamilton (Katherine) Smith, Gary (Helen) Smith; three aunts, Pauline Fletcher, Dorothy Jones, Sarah Jones and one uncle; Crispin Jones; two special cousins, Debra Heath and Kimberly Johnson; twenty-six nieces and nephews, twenty-nine great nieces and nephews, five great-great nieces and nephews, best friend, Laura Wilkins and a host of many other relatives and friends.

Lastly, Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, Hamilton and Myrtle Smith, and her grandsons Antwan Dominique and Donate Gary Jones.


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Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

10675 Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Alexander Memorial Baptist Church
10675 Crain Highway Upper Marlboro 20772 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

7

Sep

11:00 AM 9/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

10675 Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Alexander Memorial Baptist Church
10675 Crain Highway Upper Marlboro 20772 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

7

Sep

1:00 PM 9/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Southern Memorial Gardens

10155 Ward Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Southern Memorial Gardens
10155 Ward Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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