Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today, April 2, 2013, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Richard Harbin Jr. will officiate.
Pearly was born on March 31, 1924, in Walker County, a daughter of Emma and Byrd Kell. She was married to Samuel Duncan Wilson and traveled with him throughout his military service before settling in their hometown of Curry and blessing him with three wonderful children, Brenda Sue, Samuel Byrd and Brandon Jerome.
Pearly was a longtime member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Curry, where she loved to sing in the choir. She also attended Curry Methodist Church. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Pearly was a familiar face at the Dairy Queen of downtown Jasper for many years, as well as the Curry High School and Elementary School lunchrooms before retiring to spend more time with the joy of her life-her husband and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Emma and Byrd Kell, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Duncan Wilson; son, Samuel Byron Wilson; son-in-law, Bobby Matthews; and sister, Tommy Kell Barton.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Matthews of Adamsville; son, Brandon Wilson and wife, Doris, of Curry; two grandsons, Tim Matthews and wife, Angela, of Jacksonville, Fla. and Jeremy Wilson and wife, Sarah, of Jasper; two granddaughters, Traci Howell Eckelbarger and husband, Ray, of Atlanta, Ga. and Brandi Sides and husband, Casey, of Curry; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Matthews, Brittani Howell, Brandt Howell, Casey Wilson and Kelsey Wilson; four step-grandchildren, Susan, Michael, Alex and Blake; one sister, Jean Kell Aaron of Curry; one brother, Bobby Joe Kell and wife, Faye, of Curry; and a host of nieces, nephew and other relatives.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Carol Ann Geeslin of Jasper, the employees of Sunrise Manor, and Howard Lollar of Jasper for their care and friendship in our time of need.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make a donation to your preferred church or charity in Pearly’s name.