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Ms. Pearl Elizabeth Calhoun

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Pearl E. Thompson was born March 7, 1920. She was the sixth of 13 children, born to Levan and Pauleaner Thompson. Both parents and nine siblings preceded her in death. She attended school in Harris County Texas and began her life as a young adult in Houston, Texas.

She accepted Christ as her savior at an early age. She was brought up in a family with strong Baptist beliefs. At the age of 18, she married Ralphael W. Calhoun, who also preceded her in death. To this union, four children were born: Ray Edwards Calhoun, Marie Antoinette Calhoun, Joe Ann Layn Calhoun and Pauline Calhoun.

Pearl was a high-spirited young woman filled with vigor, energy and a desire to embrace the more social aspects of her life. She was always willing to go and have a good time out on the town with friends and relatives. Her favorite pastime was dancing. She enjoyed the current dances and music of the time, but her favorite dance of all was the "Texas Hop".

In 1946, Pearl moved to San Francisco, CA where she began to take on various jobs such as housekeeping and caretaking. In 1974, she joined Double Rock Baptist Church and was a faithful member there until she relocated to Vallejo, CA.

As she progressed in age, she decided to relocate and live with her daughter, Marie A. McNeel who relentlessly, along with her daughter, Avondell Jones, took care of her until her departure of this life. This was a physically and emotionally difficult time for Pearl's daughter and her granddaughter, but through the prayers and support of the elders in the family, they were able to press on.

Pearl leaves a legacy of memories to be cherished by her son, Ray Calhoun; daughters: Marie McNeel and Pauline Bell; sisters: Valverta Bolden and Avalon (Betty Lee) Brown; and brother Levan Thompson, Jr.; grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.