portraitPearlean Smith, 59 of Elgin, died Friday, August 9, 2015 at ManorCare, Elgin.  Born August 12, 1955 in Shaw, MS, she was the daughter of Samuel and O’Nealia (Lee) Smith.

She was a hard worker and enjoyed working in “housekeeping” at the Rosewood and Manor Care facilities in Elgin. Pearlean loved her family, especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed going out to her favorite restaurants, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Pearlean is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Robert and Samuel Smith; 1 sister, Lena Smith.

She is survived by 3 sons, Roy Gray, Caprice (Kelsey) Gray, and Jamal Gray all of Elgin; 3 grandchildren, Maleyah, Troy, and Kayla Gray all of Elgin; four sisters, Betty (Billy) Giddens of Long Island, NY, Mary Ann (John) Baldwin, Barbara Perry, Mary Dunigan all of Elgin.  A host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.  Also, special friend, Roy Gray, Sr.  

Visitation will be Friday, August 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin with Pastor Willie Tate of Progressive Baptist Church, Elgin, officiating.  Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in Pearlean’s Memory to the family.  For more information please call us at (847) 741-1400.

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