Pearlena Dunn McMichael, daughter of the late Seaton and Josephine Chavis Dunn, was born on April 29, 1921 in Wake County. She was the fifth of ten children. On September 27, 2018, she peacefully transitioned to be with the Lord at her nieces home.

Pearlena was educated in the Raleigh City School System. She graduated from Washington High School.

Pearlena joined Bethlehem Baptist Church at an early age. She was faithful in attendance until declining health precluded her participation. She was a Sunday School Teacher and a loyal member.

Pearlena loved her family. She met the love of her life, and was married to Otis McMichael, Sr. This union was blessed with two off springs, Otis, Jr., and Brenda Jo McMichael.

Pearlena was also preceded in death by her husband; two children, and nine of her brothers and sisters.

Pearlena’s memory will be forever cherished by her niece, Marion Dunn; nephews, Robert and William David Dunn, and a host of other relatives and family friends and a special family member that everyone loves, Lizzie Pinky Anderson.

Funeral service at 12:00 noon Monday, October 8, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church 7215 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC preceded by an 11:30 AM visitation. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Viewing will take place at the church prior to the service.