SIKESTON -- Pearlene Starks, 63, died March 7, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.
Born Dec. 22, 1948, in Osceola, Ark., to the late Lonnie and Nettie Powell Mitchell, she retired from AT&T in 2000 and was of the Baptist belief.
She married James Starks who preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death was one brother, Alvin Mitchell.
Survivors include: two daughters, Cynthia Starks of Lithonia, Ga., and Shanetta Starks of Sandy Springs, Ga.; six brothers, Curtis Mitchell and Larry Mitchell of Chicago, Frederick Mitchell of East St. Louis, Ill., Ralph Mitchell of Charleston, Timothy Mitchell of Grays Lake, Ill., and Richard Mitchell of Wyatt; four sisters, Peggy Joiner of East Prairie, Patricia Carpenter of Charleston, Evelyn Robinson of Chicago and Marilyn Clark of Sikeston; and one granddaughter.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston with the Rev. Larry Mitchell Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston with the Williams Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangements.