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West Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Park Cemetery

6450 West Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ

OBITUARY

Willie Pearl Smith

March 30, 1943July 21, 2020

Mrs. Willie Pearl Smith was born March 30, 1943 in Seminar, Mississippi, the 6th child of Silvester Wheeler and Ruby Lee Washington. She departed this life and joined her loving husband of 47 years, SMSGT Warren A. Smith, at 6:30pm on July 21, 2020 in Glendale, AZ. She was 77 years young.

She leaves her 3 children, all residing in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area: Lisa A. Smith, Pamela St. Romain-Kyle, and Jeffery A. Smith (Annette). Her legacy is further defined by her 7 grandchildren: Jamisa T. Napier, Shantae N. Smith, Dondre A. Smith, Shamier A. Smith (Chaznae), Kaile N. Kyle-Ortega (David Luis), Shilee N. Kyle, Jaysha A. Smith; great grandchildren Warren C. Smith-Ortega, Willow F. Ortega, and Imani N. Smith. She leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Our Pearl was the sister of (late) Mr. Leroy Wheeler of Collins, MS, Mr. C.W. Wheeler of Collins, MS, (late) Ms. Ruthie Mae Barnette of Gulfport, MS, (late) Ms. Lillie Mae Wheeler of Prentiss, MS, Mrs. Josephine Ann Dixon of New Orleans, LA, Mrs. Marie E. Quinn of New Orleans, LA, Ms. Levita D. Dobbins of New Orleans, LA, Mr. Joseph B. Washington Jr. of New Orleans, LA, and (late) Mrs. Veronica A. Perkins of New Orleans, LA.

Her spirit, her smile and joy for family will be greatly missed.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 5-8PM at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, Arizona. Funeral services will be August 8, 2020 at 9am.

The family respectfully requests all visitors comply with health directives and wear facemasks as appropriate. Service capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. For streaming information or questions, please contact the family at TheSmithFamily1960@gmail.com.

Services

7 August

Viewing

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

West Resthaven Funeral Home

6450 W Northern Ave
Glendale, Arizona 85301

8 August

Funeral Service

9:00 am

West Resthaven Funeral Home

6450 W Northern Ave
Glendale, Arizona 85301

Memories

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Kathy Espinoza

July 30, 2020

Heaven gained another beautiful Angel when our Miss Pearl was called home.
She was such a big part of my family’s life in Country Meadows, for 18 years!
Miss Pearl was like another mother to all the kids in the neighborhood!
We have so many fond memories that will forever live in our hearts. We have all been Blessed with her big heart and Love for everyone she met.
I find comfort knowing she is reunited with Mr Smith and my son, Ryan, whom he loved like a mom! ✝️
Rest In Peace Miss Pearl and dance with the Angels. 🕊 🌹♥️ You will greatly be missed by so many.
My sincere condolences to the family.🌹

CINDY LOUIS

July 30, 2020

IT IS SUCH A SAD DAY TO SEE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LADY LEAVE US, MRS PEARL WAS ALWAYS NICE TO ME AND MY FAMILY I USED TO GO TO HER EVENTS AND SHE ALWAYS MADE YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME, MY MOM SAID SHE LIKED MRS PEARL THE FIRST TIME SHE MET HER BECAUSE SHE WAS HAPPY WITH THE WAY SHE TREATED US I USED TO TELL MY MOM ABOUT ALL THE GOOD FOOD WE USED TO EAT AT HER HOUSE AND ALL THE FUN EVENTS SHE HAD. MRS PEARL WAS A BLESSING TO OUR FAMILY AND A PLEASURE TO HAVE WE WILL MISS U DEARLY NOW IS YOUR TIME TO REST, TELL MY MOM I SAID HELLO AND I MISS HER RIH

Karla Smith

July 30, 2020

I will miss you auntie pearl I love you to my cousin sending my love y'all be blessed

Annette Smith

July 30, 2020

Going to miss my mother-in-law so much .you were the best grandmother my kids could ask for. You were always there for them from birth to adult hood. I love and. Appreciate everything about you.we shared so many memories together from road trips to going to all the family parties with me and Jeff.we had a ball .take your rest my dear until we meet again Rest in paradise.

Andrea Smith Taylor

July 30, 2020

Take your rest Auntie Pearl. You will truly be missed.

Takisha Phillips

July 29, 2020

You will be missed Auntie Pearl. Great memories and good times. I love you and I love y'all couains,🥰

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY