ForeverMissed

Willie Pearl Autry, the daughter of the late Ella Mae Stiggers, was born in Chambers County, New Hope Community, on April 15, 1920. God called her home on November 2, 2011 at her residence in Lanett, AL.

Willie Pearl accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and joined the Goodsell United Methodist Church, Lanett, AL as a young adult.

Willie Pearl attended the historical New Hope School in Fredonia, AL.

She was well known for helping others in need.
Of the many jobs that Willie Pearl had, the one she enjoyed the most was as Home Health Caregiver with the Randolph County Health Department. She began this job in 2001 at the age of 81. While in this position she received the WRBL TV-3’s “Caregiver of the Month” award for her accomplishments. She retired from this position in 2009 due to failing health. She was always busy and on the go. Her hobbies included canning and sewing.

She enjoyed watching old cowboy movies, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, TV reruns of Matlock and the Heat of the Night.

She was preceded in death by husband William, sons, Jessie B. and Lee; sister, Ophelia Langston, sisters-in-law, Molly Johnson, and Catherine Johnson Autry.
Of the three special cousins, affectionately referred to as the Golden Girls, Willie Pearl, Naomi Hill, only one is still with us,
Christine Mackey.

Willie Pearl’s memory will forever be engraved in the hearts of her loved ones: Sons and Daughters- Tommy Lee (Willie) Autry, Lula Mae (Joe) Dunn, Ophelia Baker, Barbara (Larry) Tall, Albert Louis Autry, Daughter-in-Law, Barbara Autry, 19 Grandchildren, 36 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great, Great Grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, special relatives and friends.

Professional services provided by M W Lee Mortuary Inc. in West Point GA. http://www.mwleemortuary.com

 

Posted by Cindy Autry on May 14, 2019
missing you more each day they say time heals all wounds but that's not true mommy perle it just get easier to bear but the hurt never goes away
Posted by Cindy Autry on July 25, 2015
oh my sweet motherinlaw words can never express how much i really really miss you more than ever but i no you are resting and some day ii will se your beautiful face again
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Your daughter LMD lit a candle at
2011-12-24 12:53:51



Mommy I missed so much this is the day we all missed you Merry Christmas I will let you rest in peace I Love very much
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Your lit a candle at
2011-12-15 11:13:21



Hi Mommy we missed you Thanksgiving but one day we will see you again
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Your Children and GC lit a candle at
2011-11-15 10:07:02



We going to missed you very much Love you mommy
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Cleveland and Betty King lit a candle at
2011-11-08 17:16:10



MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL, DURING THE LOST OF YOUR LOVE ONE.
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Diane Glaze lit a candle at
2011-11-04 13:26:39



My heart goes out to the family. May God continue to be with you.

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Posted by Cindy Autry on May 14, 2019
missing you more each day they say time heals all wounds but that's not true mommy perle it just get easier to bear but the hurt never goes away
Posted by Cindy Autry on July 25, 2015
oh my sweet motherinlaw words can never express how much i really really miss you more than ever but i no you are resting and some day ii will se your beautiful face again
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Your daughter LMD lit a candle at
2011-12-24 12:53:51



Mommy I missed so much this is the day we all missed you Merry Christmas I will let you rest in peace I Love very much
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Shared by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Mrs. Dorothy Stiggers-Wright, Cousin wrote at
2011-11-04 16:05:04

To the family, I am first cousin to Willie Pearl and am unable to make the funeral services. But, I wish to let the family know that we share your grief as well. We were just at her house earlier this year attending Naomi Hill's funeral. She was the most gracious hostess.
She will truly be missed.

 

 

 cindy bell friend of albert autry wrote at
2011-11-06 19:46:13to the family of mrs willie pearl be strongfor to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord and to albert be strong hold on weeping may indure for a night

 

 

Retha Buchanan & family. wrote at
2011-11-07 14:54:34I am sorry to hear about the passing of mrs. pearl. i just found out she was related to me,on my grandmother side lizzie stiggers barrow,and my uncle abraham stiggers, and cousin james e. brooks. my prayers goes out to all of u.

 

 

Ella Pearl Fowler, cousin wrote at
2011-11-08 12:35:54I am the daughter of Homer and Katie Thompson. We are unable to attend the Homegoing services. We understand the pain of losing a loved one and we pray that God continues to comfort and strenghten the family.

 

 

Johnson Family wrote at
2011-11-08 19:01:21It is always sad to hear of the passing of a dear person, particularly someone who gave themselves to help others as Mrs. Autry did. Our family would like to offer our condolences. Please know that our heavenly father promises to reunite us with our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. Until that time may He continue to wipe the tears from your eyes as we await the time when death, pain, sickness and suffering will be a thing of the past. (John 5:28, 29 & Revelation 21:3, 4)

 

 

George Bankston wrote at
2011-11-11 15:08:04I never had the pleasure of meeting this child of God. Over the years I heard so many wonderful things about her from hear daughter anf son inlaw Larry & Barbara Tall. God's promise, that he made to her as a young woman has been fulfilled."Well done thy good and faithful servant. May she rest in the arms of her savior for Eternity.