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MaMa Pearl at my East Beauregard High School graduation, May 1974.

Remembering: A Pearl of great price

A word from Curt

Remembrance.

It’s a good word.

Today, I’m remembering my precious grandmother, Pearl Stockwell Iles. Today would be her 101st birthday.

She was MaMa Pearl to me, and she filled my life with love.

I speak for all of her wide family.  MaMa filled our lives with her love.

Bill Iles with his mother, Pearl Stockwell Iles. Dry Creek, Louisiana circa 1990.
Bill Iles with his mother, Pearl Stockwell Iles. Dry Creek, Louisiana circa 1990.

 

 

I thought of MaMa Pearl often during our African sojourn.  She planted the seeds of missions in my heart.  She was a missionary who never left Louisiana but always had a vision of reaching the entire world for her Jesus.  I even named our 4WD Mudding Vehicle  “MaMa Pearl.”

I believe she would’ve liked that.

Our Land Cruiser, "MaMa Pearl" at a Ugandan Nile River Ferry crossing. Lottie Moon funds provide our vehicles.
Our Land Cruiser, “MaMa Pearl” at a Ugandan Nile River Ferry crossing. Lottie Moon funds provide our vehicles.

 

A page long view of the rich life of Pearl Stockwell Iles, my paternal grandmother.
A page long view of the rich life of Pearl Stockwell Iles, my paternal grandmother.

 

 

MaMa Pearl at my East Beauregard High School graduation, May 1974.
MaMa Pearl at my East Beauregard High School graduation, May 1974.

 

Pearl Iles in her latter years.
      Pearl Iles in her latter years.

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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