Early on Friday morning, September 18, 2020, the Lord called to rest His servant, Pearline Kelly Colvin. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and cousin. She entered into eternal rest, surrounded by family members, in the comfort of her home in Fairmont, North Carolina. She was born in Scotland County in the year of 1927 and lived to the golden age of ninety- three years. Her parents were Bubba “Shug” Kelly and Alberta Campbell Kelly.
Pearline grew up in rural Scotland County and Robeson County with her parents and siblings. She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age and attended church with the family. She was educated in Robeson County Schools. There she started drawing at an early age and became the school artist among her many other talents. She painted the school seasonal occasion on the window panes in front of the school for everyone to enjoy. She was so talented that she could look at any object and make something beautiful out of it. A very talented and creative person she loved working with her hands.
Her favorite pastime after a hard day of farm work or on the weekend was to go fishing. . Fishing was a happy time for Pearline especially when she was joined by her husband Rubert Colvin. She married Rubert on January 18, 1951. They both spent good quality time with their children and were good examples of what parents should be.
Pearline loved to be outside doing things like riding, fishing and gardening where she could make a nothing into something. She always wore a smile, was soft spoken, and received you with loving arms. All of her later years were spent worshiping and drawing nearer to God.
Left with loving memories are five children: Elaine Kelly (Willie) Crowder, Hubert (Gwendolyn) Colvin, Marjorie Colvin, Brenda Colvin, and Willie (Sharon) Colvin; sisters, Clara Johnson and Isadell McFadden; brother, Norman (Lisa) Kelly; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; lots of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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