Brilliant, AL – Mrs. Pearl Ola Burkhalter Atkinson, age 87, of Brilliant, Alabama, formerly of Monroe , Louisiana, passed away Thursday, February 26th, 2015, at Fayette Long Term Care Center, Fayette, Alabama.
Visitation, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1st, 2015, at Bowen Funeral Home, Winfield, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1st, 2015, at Bowen Funeral Home Chapel, Winfield, Alabama. Bro. Drew Manley officiating. Burial in Riverview Cemetery in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
Pearl was a 1945 graduate of Pine Tree High School in Longview, Texas. She retired from Safeway Grocery Company after 25 years of service and worked for KNOE Channel 8 in Monroe, Louisiana after her retirement from Safeway. She was a member of College Place Baptist Church in Monroe, Louisiana for 38 years.
Ms. Atkinson is survived by 2 daughters, Cynthia (Johnny) Fowler, and Sandra Proctor of Brilliant, AL.; 1 son, Lenn Stephenson of Brilliant, AL.; 7 grandchildren, Shannon Gelpi, Mary Gentry, Misty Byrd, Kay Wiginton, Wendy Meeks, Justin Fowler and Jessy Fowler; 7 great-grandchildren, Ryan Gentry, Chasity Hisbon, Lane Stanford, Karagan Stanford, Colton White, Cloie Johnston, and Camden Johnston; and 1 sister, Sharon (Bill) Taack of Las Vegas, NV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Clarice Weaver Burkhalter; her husband, Colon W. Atkinson; 3 sisters, Margie Willett, Rosemary Burkhalter and Shirley Burkhalter; and 2 brothers, Odell and Glen Burkhalter.
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