Pearlie Mae Lutcher was a beautiful, intelligent, selfless woman with a warm heart and tenacious spirit. With thoughtfulness, generosity and nurturing as her hallmarks, Pearl peacefully transitioned to go home and join the Lord on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, holding her daughter’s hand.
Known as Pearl to all, she was born Pearlie Mae McCray on February 24, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. Early in life, Pearl accepted Christ as her Savior. She had a strong faith and devotion to the Lord and was a faithful member of Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. There, she was an actively engaged member for more than 30 years. Pearl sang with the Mass Choir and was the pianist for Sunday school and service.
In April 1998 after more than 25 years, Pearl retired from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where she served as a key staff person in producing change for the overall improvement of the Oncology Radiation Department. After retirement, Pearl would work the voter polls for many years.
Pearl was artistic, an ardent jazz lover, curious learner, and avid reader. No artist by trade, she loved to sing and dance, play the piano and organ, and draw or doodle. Pearl loved to travel all across the U.S. and was an amazing cook. Above all, she adored her one and only grandchild.
In 2019, Pearl’s health drastically declined. She faced her health issues exhibiting grace, humility, and faith. Her life was all about kinship and doing the Lord’s work. During her last days, Pearl confidently embraced God’s divine plan and rested with assurance in His promise of salvation and eternal life. She had an uncanny gift of making every individual feel special and will truly be missed!
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