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Pearl Griffin

September 26, 1938 — October 22, 2018

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.


HarperTalasek Chapel
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX  76543
Friday, November 2, 2018
6-8 pm



Adams Chapel AME Church
126 West Arlo Road
Harker Heights, TX  76548
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00 am
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