Damita went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Mexico. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Born on September 10, 1951 in Mexico to Virginia Beechum, who survives. She was baptized at an early age at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Mexico. She later moved her membership to Second Baptist in Columbia.

Pearlene leaves to mourn her passing three grandsons, Quintell, Shaylan, and Oscheon; one granddaughter, Breshay; two brothers, Fredrick and Jerry; one sister, Latricia “Nannie”; and her loving caregiver, “Dee”. Several friends mourn her passing along with a host of relatives.

She was preceded in death by three children, Quintell, Damon “Monty”, and Yolanda; her grandparents, one sister, one niece, and two nephews.

Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com