Pearl Marie Land
Mrs. Pearl Marie Land, 82, of Mayo, FL, passed from this life on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL, following and extended illness. Marie was born July 26, 1937 in Tampa, Florida to James Wilder Stephens and Genie Whiddon Stephens. She met Yondell Land while visiting relatives in Mayo and they began dating soon after. They were married 62 years when Yondell passed away in 2018. They returned to Mayo in 1970 where she started a home day care and helped raise many children in Lafayette County for more than 30 years. She was of the Church of God faith and was a member of the Alton Church of God. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping, working in her yard, and cooking for family and friends. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Genie Stephens, a daughter, Salina Pearson, in 1997, and her husband Yondell Land in 2018.
She is survived by; 2 daughters, Cindy McCray, and husband Henry, and Tamara Pridgeon, and husband Boogie, all of Mayo; 1 brother, JW Stephens, of Duneden, FL; 7 Grandchildren, Justin McCray, Stephen McCray, Lance, McCray, and wife Jenna, Darby Pearson Smith, and husband Zachary, Andy Pridgeon, and wife Misti, Brian Pridgeon, and wife Hannah, and Amy Koon; 8 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Alton Church of God with Bro. Tim Hamm officiating. Interment will follow in Alton Cemetery. The family will receive friends starting one hour prior to the service at 3:00 p.m.. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Mayo.
Friends may sign the online guest book at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com
Published on October 11, 2019

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