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Reverend Pearl Williams

Funeral service for Minister Pearl Williams will conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Savannah Grove Baptist Church, 2620 Alligator Rd., Effingham. Interment will be follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. Minister Pearl Dozier Williams, the daughter of the late Harrison “Jack” and Virginia Hayward Dozier was born October 13, 1942 in Andrews, South Carolina. On Saturday, August 3, 2019, Minister Pearl was called home to be with her Lord and Savior. She received the greatest grace of eternal peace, where there is no sadness or tears. Minister Pearl confessed Christ at an early age and joined Saint Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church in Andrews, South Carolina. She served in various capacities of the church. Minister Pearl attended Rosemary Elementary School and Rosemary High School both located in Georgetown County. She attended Nursing School in New York in the early sixties and began a Professional Career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Throughout her life’s travels, Minister Pearl studied to show herself approved and became a Licensed and Ordained Minister in the Baptist Church. Minister Pearl was employed with Florence General Hospital; Carolinas Hospital System; McLeod Regional Medical Center; Faith Nursing Home; and Hospice Care. Minister Pearl exemplified her love of God, people, and the church by serving. Minister Pearl served as a Respite Therapeutic Foster Parent in Florence County. She was a songbird as a member of the Pee Dee Association Choir; active member of the State and National Choir; member of the Minister Wives Association; member of Pee Dee Baptist Association; member of the Pee Dee Baptist Women’s Department; assisted in all worship services on State levels; member of Liberty Temple #800 of Florence (Elks) for more than thirty years; member of the IBPOE of the World (State and National); very active in the Local and State Chapter Management Team; member of the Medical Department of the State of South Carolina; member of State and National Veterans Affairs; recipient of Presidential Award in 2017; served as Daughter State Chaplain; and member of the Pearls of the Pee Dee Council with the Elks Lodge. Minister Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Wyomia Dozier; and a brother, Sonny Dozier. Minister Pearl’s life memories, smiles and her willingness to assist others will always be remembered and cherished by: her two loving daughters, Perdetsa (Robert) Muhammad of Houston, Texas and Petrice Holloway of Alexandria, Virginia; three grandchildren, Teran Hines of Florence, South Carolina, Ahmond Hines of Washington, District of Columbia, and Maziel (Yuly) Hines of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; four great grandchildren, Rashad Lewis, Renard Stevenson, Teran Hines and Toron Jordan J Hines, Jr.; a sister, Dr. Mattie (Reverend Dr. George) Gaymon of Columbia, South Carolina; a host of nephews; nieces; cousins; other relatives; extended families; and friends. Family visitation will be held 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday, August 9, 2019 at J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence with Liberty Temple #800 of the Elks Rites. Send flowers to the service of Reverend Pearl Williams

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I was so sorry to learn about the passing of my dear friend and former Rosemary High School classmate Pearl. After high school Pearl and I went our separate ways, but in later years reconnected. After moving back to the south almost two years ago Pearl and I became close friends again. Recently she came to see me when I was in the hospital. She visited me in my home about two months ago. We had so much fun talking about our high school days. She told me she was coming back to stay with me for a few days. She even told me that she was considering moving closer to me. I am so sorry time did not allow those things to happen. I am going to miss Pearl and our phone conversations so much. My condolences goes out to the family. I know that Pearl is in God's care. We talked about the Lord every time we talked. Rest in peace Pearl. I love you so much.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sister Pearl, it was an extreme shock to hear of your passing, to Pearl's family condolences to you all from me and my family. Doing my stay in Florence, SC it was an honor and please knowing her while attending SGBC and was elated when she asked me to stand for her and assist with her wedding. Although distance and time separated us she was always on my mind. Your family have lost a Treasure, but Heaven gained an Angel....Rest In Peace Pearl. Yours In Christ Jesus, Gerri McCoy

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ms. Pearl was such great woman. She was an extra leaning tower and support during the passing of my mom (the late Ms. Bertha Davis)May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. May God continue giving you comfort and strength. (Love, Dr. Lurma Swinney)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the family of Rev Dt Pearl.. whom I've known for many years. We talked often. The Elk family and I will truly have a void, Pearl and I could talk about any and everything (Pearl..your thoughts, your prayers and your realness will truly be missed)(Love always, PGDR Dt. Audrey Davis) Liberty Temple#800 (IBPOE of W)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The love and support that Aunt Pearl shared can never be replaced, but we hope you find some strength, in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. May it make your sorrow easier to bear knowing there are others who understand and care. Linda McCall Mack

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the family of Rev Dgt Pearl Williams whom I've grown to love over the years. The Elk family will truly miss her, but most certainly we shall never forget all those heart felt prayers she prayed during the different occasions in our order. Sleep on. Love always, Dgt Minyon Gadsden SC State Chaplin (IBPOE of W)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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