Services for Lillie Pearl Burkhead of Greenwood will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Strangers’ Home Missionary Baptist Church.
Lillie Pearl Burkhead was born Oct. 14, 1930, in Glendora to Shepherd Wyatt and Marrice Streeter and earned a GED from the St. Francis Center.
Lillie Pearl learned the importance of having a personal relationship with God at an early age and united with Strangers’ Home M.B. Church under the leadership of the now-deceased Rev. Henry Harrison Humes. She remained a faithful member until her death. Lillie Pearl was a retired cafeteria worker who was employed by the Greenwood Public Schools for over 30 years.
Lillie Pearl enjoyed cooking, reading her Bible, traveling, watching Westerns, shopping and spending time with her family. Most of all, she enjoyed faithfully attending church, H&H Adult Day Care, and being active in several social clubs including the Sisterhood Union, Lady Martha 44-A Order of the Eastern Star, and Les Bell Amis.
On Saturday, July 6, 2019, Lillie Pearl peacefully transitioned into eternal life while at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. She lived a very vivacious life. Lillie was preceeded in death by her parents; two sons, Roosevelt Noland and Ernest Noland; three daughters, Dorothea Noland, Seria Noland and Spensola Noland; three sisters, Ruth Carr, Polly White and Earnestine Rogers; and one brother, Willie B. White.
Lillie Pearl leaves to cherish her loving memories three daughters, Deloris Timmons of Marietta, Georgia, Ella Thomas (Richard) of Forest Park, Georgia, and Sylvia Gray of Cordova, Tennessee; two sons, Larry Burkhead of Atlanta and Ricky Burkhead (Annie) of Oxford; one sister, Arrean Williams of Phoenix; two brothers, Hank Wise of Chicago and Herbert White of Mokena, Illinois; 37 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Great Southern Funeral Home and from noon Saturday until service time at the church. Family hour will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The Rev. Kerrick Nevels will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Hudson Park Cemetery.