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Merlene Gregory Pernell / January 23, 2018

Merlene Gregory Pernell 79, a retired daycare director made her transition to be with YHWH Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

Mrs. Pernell was a resident of East Orange, N.J., for 40 years, and a resident of Newark for 20 years. She was a 1957 graduate of West End High School . She was a retired director of the infant program at the Tender Loving Care (TLC) Daycare. Mrs. Pernell was the beloved wife of Timothy Lloyd Pernell Sr.; devoted mother of Kim Maria Walker, Alison D. Pernell, T. Pernell, Chris T. Pernell; special daughter, Tricia M. Brewster and husband, Matthew Brewster. She was the beloved mother-in-law of Pasha Pernell and Karim Immanuel, and dear daughter of the late Harrison Gregory Pernell and Inez Boswell Gregory. Mrs. Pernell was the loving sister of Margaret Moody, Marjorie Banks, Harrison Gregory Jr., and Rufus Gregory; cherished grandmother of Kristina Marie Walker, Edwin Jerome Walker Jr., Winston John Walker, Timmi Chris AdoniYah Pernell, Jessica Ann Alison Pernell, Tatiana Inez Pernell and ChaiYah Elite Merlene Pernell, She is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Whigham Funeral Home, Newark, N.J. and Monday Jan. 15, at Carter’s Funeral Home.

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