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Pearlie Caldwell Reed

February 25, 1935 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 85)


Pearlie Caldwell Reed was born on February 25, 1935 to the late Alfred and Vera Mae Caldwell.

Pearlie attended Del Valle public schools. She graduated from the old L. C. Anderson High School in the Austin public schools. She attended Del Valle Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend Henry Hill.  She later joined David Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend James Obey.

Pearlie relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area where she married David W. “Veto” Reed. She joined St.  Phillips Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend T. J. Phillips.  She later returned to Austin and joined St. James Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late Reverend E. M. Franklin and presently Reverend B. W. McClendon, Sr., where she was active in the Mass Choir, Women’s Chorus, Mission I and St. John Regular District Association Mission I Department  until her health failed.

Pearlie departed her earthly home on March 15, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Lorenzo Caldwell, Eugene Caldwell, Marjorie Caldwell, and her twin, Early Caldwell, Sr.  She is also survived by her nephews Patrick L. Caldwell, Jeffrey Caldwell (Anna), godchild Rhonda Michelle Whitley-Jackson, her special cousins Mildred Byrd and Debra Weathers, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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March 13, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Celebration of Life
March 14, 2020

11:00 AM
St. James Missionary Baptist Church
3417 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78721

March 16, 2020

9:00 AM
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, TX 76542

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