Pearl Elizabeth Poindexter-Griffin was born in Clarksville, Tennessee to the late Tom Ed Poindexter and the late Emma Mae Kendrick. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at The Bowling Spring Baptist Church, Clarksville, Tennessee.
When Pearl's husband, Nathaniel Griffin, was transferred to Fort Hood, Pearl joined Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church and later transferred her membership to Adams Chapel A.M.E. Church where she remained a member and served on the Usher Board until she became ill.
Pearl was a self-motivating, no-nonsense, hard-working woman who loved to serve others. If there was a community project that needed to be done, Pearl was the one to call. As a member of the Eastern Star and VFW Post 9191, she worked tirelessly to support the local community and was recognized for her community efforts.
Pearl instilled in her family the value of an impeccable work ethic, which was evidenced by 34 wonderful years employed for Mr. and Mrs. Ace Connell. Although Pearl encountered many challenges in life, her motto was "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." When faced with challenges, Pearl would sing her favorite hymn, "I'll Fly Away" as if to remind herself that life on earth with its many challenges was temporary.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son: Tommy Lee Poindexter of Manor, Texas; two brothers, Gray W. Poindexter and Joe Charles Poindexter both of Clarksville, Tennessee. Three grandchildren: Mashecia Miller (Cordell Robinson) of Killeen, Texas; Billy C. Poindexter and Jonathan P. Poindexter both of Manor, Texas. Two great grandchildren: Specialist Myah Miller, United States Army, Fort Hood, Texas; Micah Robinson of Killeen and one great-great granddaughter Chloe Miller of Killeen, Texas.
The family extends special thanks to Felicia Love, who served as Pearl's caregiver for thirteen years, and Tony Ellis for his untiring support.
Dear Tommy Lee and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Pearl's passing. I remember when she came to visit about 15 years ago. We all had such a good time. She stayed with Nancy and all the first cousins got together and ate and had fun. She was a good person and God has blessed you will lots of pictures and countless good memories to brighten your days ahead. You will always hold her close in your heart. She loved you so much and was proud of you. Actually, she talked about you all the time.
May God Bless you and keep you is our prayer!
Your Cousins, The John W. Gold and family
John W. Gold & familyClarksville, TN
My Sympathy goes out to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless You.
Vera JohnsonKilleen, TX
My sympathy goes out to the family. I will miss you Pearl. May God Bless.
Vera JohnsonKilleen, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Angie GuzmanKilleen, TX
So sorry to the family ....god took a angel home to be next to him ...Thank you for being a awesome grandma to billy..
Sorry for your loss.
Kenneth & Marie ThompsonKilleen, TX
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow"
Anthony and Charlene MillerLancaster, TX
YOU WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED AND LOVE...WE MISS YOU PEARL❤❤❤
Felicia loveKilleen, TX
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
At a sad time as this, the Bible gives us comfort at Revelation 21:3,4 where God promises to eliminate sickness, sorrow and death. What a wonderful time when we no longer have to face these enemies.
I hope this scripture gives you some consolation.