Pearl Mae Douglas
- January 21, 1939 - July 23, 2012
- Williamsburg, Virginia
of Pearl's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
Walnut Hills Baptist Church
1014 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Pearl Mae Douglas died Monday, July 23 after three courageous battles with cancer. She was born January 21, 1939 in Pueblo, Colorado. She was a loving wife, mother, and best friend to many. She was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church, the Williamsburg Chapter DAR, and several Genealogical Societies.
She is survived by her loving husband, Carlysle "Carl" Douglas, and one living son, Scott Allen Douglas. Her youngest son, Barry Dean Douglas, is deceased. She is also survived by three brothers and their spouses: John and Juanita Soper, Robert and Judy Soper, and William Soper (single). Her aunt, Catherine Meyers, was a special person in her life. Her parents, June Franklin and Roberta Mae Soper, preceded her in death. They raised her in a Christian home.
Pearl valiantly fought cancer in 2007, 2009, and again starting in August 2011. The medical team at the Peninsula Cancer Institute ably assisted her in these battles.
Pearl was passionate about life, gardening, painting, her church, and her friends. She lived throughout the United States as her husband was stationed on different U.S. naval ships and stations. She and her husband traveled throughout the world visiting more than 70 foreign countries.
Pearl graduated from the University of Colorado in June 1961 with a B.S. in Chemistry. She was a substitute teacher at several schools in Northern Virginia. Many teachers sought her to fill their vacancies because she had a special talent with children.
Pearl's life is described in Romans 5:3-5: suffering, perseverance, character, and hope. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service at Walnut Hills Baptist Church in Williamsburg at 11 am on Saturday, August 4. Her remains will be interred later at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.