Pearl Jennings Temple, 81, of 890 Turnpike Road, Belvidere, NC died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, she was the daughter of the late Millard McMullen and Achsa Jackson Jennings and was the wife of the late Ethelbert Beasley Temple. Mrs. Temple was a member of Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church; a lifetime member of the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060 Auxiliary; a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Post 64 Auxiliary; and the American Legion Post 40 Auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter, Wannetta Strong of Belvidere, NC; two sons, Gerald “Jerry” Temple of Orange, TX and Dennis Temple, Sr. and wife Connie of Belvidere, NC; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Temple of Richmond, VA; a brother, Millard J. “M.J.” Jennings of Delaware; ten grandchildren, Amy Strong Williams, Dennis Temple, Jr., Lisa Temple, Ellis Temple, Jr., James Temple, Phillip Temple, Tim Temple, Paul Temple, David Temple and Matt Temple; and five great-grandchildren, Cora Richmond, Noah Temple, Elizabeth Temple, Sarah Temple and Abigail Williams. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Temple was preceded in death by a son, Ellis Temple, Sr.; a grandson, William Leon Temple and a sister, Martha Marlene Fallin.
A funeral service will take place Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Wyatt officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home; immediately following the chapel service in the lobby; and at other times at Mrs. Pearl’s home. Memorial donations may be made to the Jon Jackson Memorial Fund, 691 Firetower Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Temple family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences