We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Weldon - Fisher Funeral Home
Pearl Elizabeth Fauntleroy was born on March 24, 1943 in Westmoreland County, Virginia to the late Earl and Annie Brown. She attended Westmoreland County Public Schools. On June 9, 1980, Pearl married the love of her life, Samuel Fauntleroy. They were inseparable. You wouldn’t see one without the other.
At an early age, Pearl accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She joined Zion Baptist Church and served as an usher. Later she joined Grace and Mercy Outreach Ministries where she attended faithfully. At Grace and Mercy, Pearl served as the mother of the church and Deaconess. She took so many under her wings. Everybody at Grace and Mercy became her children and oh how they loved “Ma Pearl.”
Pearl was one of the sweetest ladies that anyone would want to meet. She had the love that everyone would want to have. She enjoyed family time, especially talking about the older days. Pearl was faithful to her ministry and to her family. She taught her family a lot. Pearl taught them how to survive with what they had and how to appreciate what they had. She also had a passion for helping younger women. Pearl was a comforter and she encouraged everyone to grow in the grace of God.
When Pearl’s health began to decline, she was limited to going out like she used to. She had two dedicated nurses, Sharon Jones and Jackie Kelly, to take care of her and Sam while they were home. They provided care right up until they transitioned to Lancashire Convalescence & Rehabilitation Center.
On December 27, 2021 at Rappahannock General Hospital, God called Pearl to her heavenly home. God saw that her work here on Earth was now complete. He took her to a place where there is no more suffering and no more pain. He took her to place where she will find peace and happiness. He took her a place where she will be reunited once again with the loves ones who had gone on before her.
As Pearl entered the pearly gates of Heaven, standing there to welcome her was her parents; Earl and Annie Brown; Her sisters, Sandra Veney and Gloria Hackett; her brother, Earl Brown, Jr.; and her daughter-in-law, Melvin Kelly. As Pearl proceeded through the gates, she almost stumbled over as she was embraced with hugs and kisses from her daughter, Patricia Brown and her son, Carl Garner, Jr. And on that particular day, it rained. Tears of joy overflooded heaven.
Pearl’s memories are cherished by her husband, Samuel Fauntleroy; 5 children, Minister Teresa Wilson (Pastor Patrick), Minister Jaqueline Kelly, Esther Page (Louis), Robert Kelly, Apostle Myrtle Johnson (Bishop Keith, Sr); 3 sisters, Cecelia Hackett (James), Annie Oliver, Deborah Braxton; 2 brothers, Ronnie Brown (Deborah), and Johnnie Brown (Linda), 18 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 aunt, Bernice Smith, 10 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pearl will truly be missed in more ways than one. She was a lady who wore many different titles. She was a wife, a mom, a grandma, a great grandma, a great-great grandma, a sister, and auntie and a friend. Now in paradise, she’s an angel looking down and watching over us
Funeral service for Pearl Fauntleroy will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12 Noon in the sanctuary of Zion Baptist Church, 1274 Zion Church Road, Kinsale, Virginia.
Interment will follow in the New Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, 3695 Kings Mill Road, Kinsale, Virginia.
Remains may be viewed from 4PM until 6PM on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in the chapel of the WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME and from 10AM until service time on Wednesday at Zion Baptist Church.