Minnie Pearl "Karol" Wood Crowell, 76 years old, beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 8, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She entered this world on October 18, 1943, born to Vera and Henry Wood, in Woodville, MS. Minnie enjoyed crocheting, reading and watching her crime shows. She will always be remembered as loving, brave, and a strong- willed woman. She retired from Bellsouth after over 35 years of service, then went on to be a tax preparer for Jackson Hewitt Tax Services working her way up to branch manager. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Central and did charitable work for The Pioneers Group. She was also known as “Minnie The Clown”, dressing up, going to birthday parties, nursing homes, and hospitals to cheer people up, paint faces and just put a smile on everyone’s face.
Pearl is survived by her son, William Allen McDowell; step-daughters, Sheila Johnson, Sandy Tisdale and Sherri Crowell-Thames; step-sons, Darrel Crowell and Greg Crowell; grandchildren, Kaycie, Shawn, Cindy, Dustin, Jack, Jacob, Jeremy, Brandon, Carrie, Cory, Kyle, and Devin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenny Wood; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pearl is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Crowell; parents, Henry Wood and Vera King Wood; step-son, David Crowell; granddaughter, Melissa Blount; brothers, Clarence Wood, John King Wood, Charles Wood and Joseph Wood; and sister, Patsy Dean.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, on Friday, September 04, 2020, from 9:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, in Baker, Louisiana. Face masks are required upon entering the building.
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