Pauline Mae Purcell, age 91 of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the United Methodist Village- North Campus in Lawrenceville. She was born August 14, 1927 in Bridgeport to Harry Goss Scherer and his wife Ina Mae (Boatman) Scherer.
On March 21, 1945, Ray Eugene Purcell married Pauline. They were married for 47 years when Ray preceded Pauline in death on April 1, 1992.
Pauline loved her role as a homemaker to her family. She was known by many from working for over 15 years at the Lawrenceville Greenhouse and then while working numerous years in the fabric department at the Lawrenceville Wal-Mart. She was a long-time member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and enjoyed spending her time sewing, doing crafts, going to garage sales, gardening and yard work, camping with Ray, and travel in her later years.
Surviving family includes: six children- Jane Harper and husband George of Sumner, Marcia Griffin and husband Andy of Olney, Brad Purcell and wife Dixie of Bridgeport, Bruce Purcell and wife Gerri Kay of Bridgeport, Janet Davis and husband Greg of Lawrenceville, and Jeff Purcell of Bridgeport: one sister- Betty Cook of Houston, TX: one brother- Ken Scherer of Chicago: ten grandchildren- Julie Bates, Stacy Harper, Misty Williams, Mindi Gayle Stimler, Dana Hoskinson, Ashli Wesley, Ryan Davis, Lacey Lynn Sorrell, Jenny Leigh Bline, and Logan Jacob Purcell: eighteen great-grandchildren: five great-great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents- Harry and Ina Mae Scherer: her husband- Ray Purcell: one son in infancy- Stephen Purcell: one brother- Ralph Scherer: one sister- Lucille Roberson: one grandson- Stephen Purcell: and one great-grandson- Hayden Wyatt Webster.
A funeral service will be held for Pauline Mae Purcell at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation will take place Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place in Bridgeport City Cemetery (Shiloh).
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Bridgeport Senior Citizens. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.