Lola Mae Palmer, 79, of Kennett, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born June 23, 1928, in Houlka, Miss., daughter of the late Howard and Hester Isbell Pulliam, she was a homemaker, a member of the Victory Temple Church of God in Christ in Kennett and president of the YWCC, Mother's Board, Evangelist Missionary Food Banks.
On Jan. 9, 1945, she married Thomas Lee Palmer, Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2003. She was also preceded in death by two infant daughters, and three brothers, John Willie " J.W", James and Lelon.
Survivors include nine children, Thomas L. Palmer, Jr., and wife, Delores, of Houston, Texas, Ola M. Palmer Evans, of Kansas City, Mo., Flora L. Fayne and Ethel Beauford and husband, Willie, all of Benton Harbor, Mich., Bessie Palmer Harris and husband, William, of Alton, Ill., Sarah Palmer Hentzy, of Kennett, Faye R. Moon and husband, Ashberry, Gloria J. Porter and husband, Conrad, and Pamela S. Johnson, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers and sisters, Lacey Pulliam, of Benton Harbor, and L.D. Pulliam and wife, Virgie, and Cleveland Pulliam, all of Kennett, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 24, at the Victory Temple Church of God in Christ in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday, May 24, at the Victory Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Limmie D. Pulliam and Pastor Nathanien Ellis officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Jim Evans, Larney "P.J." McNear, Rodney Skinner, Robert Hayes, Clarence, Lawrence and Johnny Pulliam and Roy White.
Honorary pallbearers are Thomas L. Palmer, Jr., William Harris, Conrad Porter, Charles Hubbard, Anthony Mays, LaShawn Sullivan, Provector Evans, Earble Mays, Asberry Moon, Willie Beauford, Willie Evans, Jr., Ralph Johnson, Milton Jackson, Tony Samuels Palmer, Freeman Mays and Al Gordon.