Funeral services for Pennie Lee Hairl will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 13 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dallas. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Pennie Lee Hairl Was born Dec. 7, 1927 in Helena, the only child of Johnny and Alberta Hurd Pruitt. Pennie attended and graduated from the Helena School System. Upon graduation, she met and married the love of her life, Eugene Hairl. To this union, six children were born, John Curtis, Bobbie Jean, Rosie, Christine, and Andrew. Eugene and Pennie were married for nearly 50 years until his passing. A domestic homemaker, Pennie enjoyed many other pleasures. Gardening, fishing on the lake, and reading her Bible were a few hobbies in which she delighted. She also enjoyed working word puzzles. She most loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her favorites: her favorite book was the Bible, her favorite flower was the rose, her favorite vegetable was greens, her favorite saying was “keep on living” and her favorite scripture was Proverbs 3:5 and 6, and her favorite hymn was “I Will Trust in the Lord”. Pennie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Eugene, a son, Eugene Jr. and a grandchild, Johnnie Mae Hairl. Those left to cherish precious memory include her children, John Curtis Hairl of Helena, Bobbie Jean Hairl of Chicago, Rosie Williams and her husband, Garfield of Garland, Texas, Christine Dunmar of Chicago and Andrew Lee Hairl and his wife, Marie of South Holland, Ill.; grandchildren, Patrick Williams, Troy Williams, Garfield Williams Jr., Barbara Gamble, Pamela Brown, Angela Renee Hairl, Michelle Anthony, Anthony Rayshown Hairl, Christie Hairl, Andrew Hairl Jr., Candice Hairl, Andrea Hairl, Ricky Hairl, Margaret Hairl, Darius Hairl, Sherry Bailey, Governor Weaver, and Jerry Weaver; numerous great-grandchildren; her “angel”, Selena Robinson and her husband, Buster; and a host of friends. Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 13 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dallas. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.