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Mary Louise Perkins Pointer

SoVaNow.com / January 07, 2013
Mary Louise Perkins Pointer of Traynham Grove, Road, Alton died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 85. Born in Raleigh County, W.Va., on July 5, 1927 to the late Robert Wilson and Lola Jenkins Wilson McMillion, she was reared by her grandparents, Jack and Mary Jenkins Wilson . She was married to the late James Waverly Pointer and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, Alton.

Mrs. Pointer is survived by four daughters, Jacquelin Pointer-Hamlett of Alton, Sharon Pointer-Franklin and husband, Gerald and Joan P. Bowers and husband, Gerry of South Boston and Saundra D. Pointer of Richmond, two sons, James A. Pointer and Waverly E. Pointer and wife Regina of Richmond, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, an aunt, Mavis Williams of Baltimore, Md., a sister-in-law, Lillian L. Pointer of Roxboro, N.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Valerie L. Bowers.

A funeral was conducted on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in Alton with Rev. Harvey Bigelow officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends at the residence at 2078 Traynham Grove Road, Alton. Public viewing for family and friends was on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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