Pearl Guess Picklesimer, 86, went to her heavenly home on Sept. 29, 2012.
She has been a resident of Cleveland since 1943. She retired from Bishop Baking Company after 21 years and volunteered for many years at Bradley Memorial Hospital.
Pearl, the daughter of the late Adam Lee Guess and LaVesta Fuller Guess, was born in Valley Head, Ala. on Nov. 8, 1925.
Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Walter Picklesimer; son Paul E. Picklesimer; and grandchildren: Kenny, Yonna, and Charles Paul Picklesimer. She was also preceded by three brothers and their wives: Simon Y., first wife Alice, second wife Stella and third wife Loraine Guess, George F., first wife Dessie and second wife ElNora Guess, and James Harold and wife Mary Guess. She was also preceded by three sisters: Mary Lee and husband Arthur Wynn, Edna and husband Hubert Hickman, and Clema and husband Jim McNeeley; along with many other relatives and friends.
She will be deeply and forever missed by her four children and their spouses: Loyd and Juanita Picklesimer, Wesley and Thelma Picklesimer, Cindy and Gary Taylor all of Cleveland and Kaye Parker of Richmond, Ky., as well as two sisters and their husbands: Jane and Don Humphrys of Dayton, Ohio and Loraine and Rene’ Jadot’ of Ruette, Belgium. She also leaves behind 11 beloved grandchildren and spouses: Michelle Picklesimer, Jeanette Goouch, Julie and Scott King, Wally and Andrea Taylor, Lamanda Norman, Lucinda Taylor and Jeremiah Hightshoe, Adam and Lynn Parker, Greg Taylor and Matt and Bre’Ann Taylor, all of Cleveland, Angela Parker and Kelle Parker both of Lexington, Ky. She leaves 17 great-grandchildren who brought sunshine to her life: Summer and Alyssa Picklesimer; Striker, Stratton, Spencer and Sawyer King; Brayden and Landon Taylor; Cathena, Miah, Kaitlynn and Logan Hightshoe; Knox McGowan, Trooper Norman, Reed Taylor, Hannah Swafford, Miranda Glover-Winter, and Drew Longmire, as well as, 9 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pearl will be missed by all who knew her and will be forever alive in our hearts.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012, at the North Ocoee Street Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Rev. Tom Moncrief officiating. Interment will follow in the Hilcrest Cemetery with grandsons serving as casket bearers. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
You may share your memories and condolences with Pearls family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.