Clarissa “Pauline” Pepper, 100 of El Dorado, passed away on February 4, 2020 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. She was born in El Dorado on January 2, 1920 to Thomas Edward and Emma Whitley Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Prentis A. Pepper, daughter Nancy Pepper Hall; brothers John E. Williams and Calvin Ray Williams, sister Helen Williams Hobbs, and grandson Jon Sanders.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son-in-law Wayne Hall, daughter Carol McDonald, sons Tony (JoAnn) Pepper and Bruce (Vicki) Pepper, and foster sister Maxine Watkins. She was a beloved “Mamaw” to grandchildren Helen (Fred) Brantley, Michael (Tina) Hall, David (Laura) Hall, Jennifer (Jeff) Smith, Jason (Kathy) McDonald, Jeremy (Michelle) McDonald, Shawn (Robin) Pepper, Kyle Pepper, Ryan Pepper and Amy (Jeff) Hough; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
Pauline loved the Lord, loved her family, and loved her church family at Mt. Union Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member and servant for 84 years. She loved reading late at night and she loved to travel.
Pauline was almost perfect. Her one failure in life was her habit of constantly bragging on her family. She was very proud of the fact that all her grands and greats old enough to attend college had a college degree. Visitors were sure to hear all the details. If she talked to you very long she would probably let it slip that all their brains, and yes, good looks, came from her.
Visitation will be held at 10 am on Saturday, February 8, at Mt. Union Baptist Church, followed by a service celebrating her life at 11 a.m. with her nephew, the Rev. Tom Williams, officiating and her grandchildren assisting. Following the service a meal will be served at the church.
Memorial may be made to Mt. Union Baptist Church Kitchen Fund or Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle R., El Dorado, AR 71730.
Entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main St. Jacksonville, AR. 72076