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Evangelist Reverend Pearlene K. Reed

Evangelist Reverend Pearlene K. Reed, who died Aug. 28, was born in Jeff Davis County March 13, 1952. She attended school in Jeff Davis County and graduated from Fort Valley State College in 1975, receiving a Bachelor of Education degree. She served in the United States Army from 1975-1977. Pearlene taught 30 years in the Jeff Davis County School System as an elementary school teacher. After retiring she devoted the rest of her life in the ministry. She was a member of Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church where she served in the senior choir. She joined Hazlehurst House of God in 1992 where she served in the choir, as Sunday School Bible Teacher and minister. She was a very active member in her community, working with churches at home and in various counties. She loved the ministry and enjoyed fellowshipping with others. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, King Daughters Chapter 12. She received other certificates – Royal and Exalted Order of Amaranth Degree and Queen of the South.
She was preceded in death by father, Willie Knox; mother, Henrietta Knox; siblings, Joseph Knox, Curtis Knox, Carrie K. Young, Ira L. Knox, Robert Knox, Sr., Sherman Knox, Josie Lee Jackson and Christine Turner; son, Roland Reed Jr. (Sharee); grandchildren Alexandria Reed and Jeremiah Reed; threestep-grandchildren Zariah Shaw, Aniya Shaw, and Kenya Rooks; great-grandson, Noah John Hawkins; siblings Queen Pierce, Willie C. Knox (Dorothy), Genether Ellis (Charles), all of Hazlehurst, and Benjamin Knox (Mary) of Atlanta; sisters-in-law Rosetta Knox and Dorothy Knox, both of Hazlehurst, and Mary Knox of Atlanta; anda Services were held Sept. 4 at Bennett Tabernacle Holiness Church with the Rev. Joseph McLeod president and the Rev. C.D. Johnson, eulogist.
Active pallbearers were Roderick Ringold, Roy Smith, Vertis Ryals Jr., Marion Alston, Gregory Crawford, Jurell Knox, Dr. Joseph Handsome, Johnnie Will Jackson, Thomas Knox Jr., Willie Earl Knox, Willie Knox, Donald Pierce, Prince Salem and John L. Turner.
Honorary pallbearer was Dr. Lenton Pierce .
Internment was at North View Cemetery.
King Brothers Funeral and Cremation Services was in charge.
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