Pearl Victoria's Story
PRINCETON Pearl Victoria Goodykoontz Mann, 98, of Princeton, died peacefully at her home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side on September 24, 2017.
Pearl was born in Kimball, McDowell County, WV on February 28, 1919 to the ?late Glen P. and Pearl Long Goodykoontz. She was educated in the Princeton Schools ?and became a member of Princeton Christian Church. She was employed by ?Maidenform of Princeton. Pearl started the first line dancing group from the Princeton ?Senior Center and continued as its leader for many years. While her church membership remained at First Christian Church, Pearl attended Immanuel Baptist Church and loved her Sunday School Class members and others at the church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin W. Mann, in 1987 and her daughter, Joyce Mann Belcher and her son-in-law, Toby Belcher, as well as her lifetime friend, Susie White. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include her daughter, Janet Mann Smith and her son-in-law, Jim Smith with whom she made her home, six grandchildren: Randall E. Belcher and wife, Terri, Tim Belcher, Jennifer Rotondo and her husband, Jason, Sherri Smith Simmons and her husband, Michael, Serita Smith Duggan and Earl Watson, and Stephanie Smith Morrison and her husband, Daniel. She was also survived by a dear sister-in-law, Nadine Mann Cummings, of Princeton. Pearl loved all thirteen of her great grandchildren: Nina Belcher, Michael Belcher, Jessica Rotondo, Jeremy Rotondo, Brittany Michael, Craig Simmons and his wife, Kelli, Kate Simmons Robinson and her husband, Justin, Hunter Smith, Sarah Smith, Bo Duggan, Dustin Duggan, Emme Morrison and Lily Morrison. She also had two great-great grandchildren, Kyle and Tyler Michael. Pearl is survived by many special nieces and nephews and two special friends, Ebby Davidson and Stella Falvo.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery on the New Hope Road, Princeton. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Wednesday.
Pearl loved flowers and they are welcomed, however, you may also donate to your ?favorite charity in her memory or to the Building Fund of Immanuel Baptist Church, 1000 New Hope Road, Princeton, WV.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
The Mann family is being served by Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road, Princeton.
Published on September 25, 2017