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.
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