Mae Pearl Christian C'ulpepper
age 103, of Bessemer, AL, passed away on March 19, 2011. She was an Avon representative for over 50 years, a charter member of First Alliance Church, McCalla, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ensley B. Culpepper; parents, W. J. and Carrie Christian; sisters, Berniece (Thomas P.) Jones, Willette (Glynn) Reeves Atchison; brothers, Festus (Wyonna)Christian, Orman (Catherine) Christian, Dick (Margie) Christian; grandson, Terry E. Johnson; great grandson, Terry K. Johnson; son-in-law, O.L. Johnson, Jr.. Survivors: son, Ed Culpepper and wife Estelle; daughter, Marjorie C. Johnson; grandchildren, Linda (Chuck) Carroll, Gary Johnson, Donna Burgess, Roger (Gwen) Johnson, Kim (Jacky) Shubert; great grandchildren, Erin (Matt) Parker, Ashley (Ralph) Bryant, Jordyn Shubert, Chuck (Laura) Carroll, Megan Johnson, Dana Johnson; five great great grandchildren; special love to her nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Special thanks to her caregivers, Wilhemina Matthews, Mary Austin, Tess (Contessa) Colvin, Pat Ford, Pat Loose, Pat Stevens, Lorraine Mitchell, Cheffie Brown, Barbara Brewer, C. Tatum, Inger Bailey, Brenda Davis.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Alliance Church, PO Box 647, McCalla, AL 35111.