April 15, 1932 – July 9, 2021

Funeral services for Pearlie Everett “Pete” Terrell, 89, were held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Providence Baptist Church in Meadville with the Rev. Cletus Moak and the Rev. Herman Aldridge officiating.

Interment was in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 2 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, July 13 at Providence Baptist Church.

Mr. Terrell, was born to Betty Elizabeth Jones Terrell and William Pearlie Terrell in the Eddiceton community on April 15, 1932, and passed from his earthly life on Friday, July 9, 2021.

In 1951, he joined the local National Guard organization and was mobilized during the Korean War.

In 1953, Mr. Terrell returned home and went to work at International Paper in Natchez where he went on to retire after 40 years of service.

He and his wife, Jessie, were married in April, 1955. On Feb. 16, 1956, the couple welcomed a daughter, Sherri Marie, and on March 24, 1959, they welcomed a son, Mickey Everett.

The couple loved and cherished their children dearly.

The Terrells made their home in Knoxville where Pete was an avid welder, gardener, cattle farmer, dog lover and would raise anything with feathers that flew.

He was a loving husband, father, brother-in-law, grandfather, uncle and friend.

He was an active member of Providence Baptist Church where he served as deacon, sang in the choir and served as a Training Union teacher for many years.

Preceding Mr. Terrell in death were his parents; and his siblings and their spouses: Nettie Jones Cater and husband, Henry; James Willie Terrell and wife, Helen; Edgar “Hank” Terrell; Gladys Terrell Bass and husband, Hollis; Hattie Terrell McFarland and husband, John Wesley; granddaughter, Laura Elizabeth Terrell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 66 years, Jessie Marie; his daughter, Sherri Marie Terrell; his son Mickey Everett Terrell and wife, Sandy; two granddaughters, Kristen Temple and Amber Jordan and husband, Chad; his grandson, Eli Mickey Terrell; his two great-granddaughters, Isabella Taylor Jordan and May Harper Lott; his great-grandson, Brantley Allen Jordan; and numerous nieces, nephews and very special friends who were family.

The love he showed for the Lord, his family and his friends will shine on through them.

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Franklin Funeral Home of Meadville was in charge of arrangements.

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