Pearl Temple

Pearl Temple

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

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  1. James and Shirley Waddell

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. May God comfort you during these difficult days.

    Jim and Shirley Waddell

  2. Perk & Brenda Walls

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We met your mom through Dorinda. She was a great lady….caring, thoughtful and strong. May your memories ease your heart ache.

  3. Raleigh @Thelma Baker

    Sorry to hear of the passing of ms. pearl our sympthy and prayers for the entire family.

  4. Donna Temple Pridemore

    My thoughts and prayers are with my entire family for the loss of Aunt Pearl. I will be praying for her children and grandchildren. I am so sorry for your loss and wish there was something I could do to ease your pain during this time. Just know that she is in good hands with God and she is looking down upon you.

    With Love,
    Donna and William Temple

  5. Karen S Jackson

    Condolences from the Jackson Family. I enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Pearl while she was homebound. I always felt more blessed when I left than the blessing I was trying to be to her. She was so generous in sharing the produce in her garden. Everytime I enjoy a blueberry, I will think of you Mrs. Pearl.
    You were such a testimony of faith during your illness.

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