Pauline Fowler 94, returned to her heavenly home on January 28, 2021 after a short battle with a terrible illness. Her devotion exhibited by her willingness to always help her friends and family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace in her final hour. Until her calling by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, she was the families' matriarch.
Pauline was born to the late Clifton and Fannie Fowler, an ice maker and a homemaker respectively, in Johnstown, Pa on November 9, 1926. She was raised in the Jewish community that would mold her throughout life; however, became saved in Christ in her later years which supported her through illness and injury until she was called home. Pauline originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from William Penn High School in Philadelphia in the 1930’s and as an African American female high school graduate there was nothing she couldn’t accomplish and went on choosing to work at Cohen and the National Historic Museum for many years. She always exhibited a willingness to work, and ultimately worked up until her 80's. She relocated to Snellville, Georgia with her daughter after living independently up until age 89.
Pauline was blessed with two children. As a single parent, she raised with the assistance of her parents, her son Charles until leaving home at an early age to pursue a military career. She was then blessed with a second child at age 45, her daughter Linda whom she often stated “God blessed me because He knew I would need help later on in life".
Pauline loved to travel and, in her lifetime, would have the privilege to see more than 10 countries while cruising the beautiful seas. Besides traveling, her other enjoyed past times included; keeping her mind sharp by the use of numbers, shopping and singing her favorite hymnals which included “Rough Side of the Mountain “and “Awake and Sing" in the early morning hours. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.
Pauline is survived by her children, son Charles Fowler and daughter Linda Pernell, daughter-in-law Jackie and son-in-law Eric, her grandchildren Ebony and Ivory Fowler, Briana and Brandon Pernell; and one great grandson, Joaquin “JoJo” Dumas; a nephew Emmanuel McCray, two nieces, Pamela Ohemeng and Mildred Volkens and a host of great nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her 7 siblings; her parents; and a host of other beloved family.
Pauline will be memorialized at Divine Mortuary Services Funeral Home located in Lithonia, Georgia at 5:00 p.m. on February 6, during a private celebration of life. The family gratefully declines flowers and donations, but prayers, condolences and memories are gladly accepted on Divine Mortuary’s website www.divinemortary.com.