Pearl Pigott

June 13, 1951 – May 15, 2019

Louis and Susie White welcomed their fourth child, Pearl Marie into the family on June 13, 1951 in Natchez, Mississippi.

On December 30, 1972, Pearl was united in Holy Matrimony to Benjamin Joseph Pigott of Angie, Louisiana. During this union of 34 years, three beautiful children were born. Pearl joined Bethel Baptist Church in 1978 where she served faithfully until her death, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Omega Pi Honorary Society, Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE), Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), Susie B. White Scholarship Board and the Association of Women in Academia (AWA).

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Pigott, Esq., her parents, Louis and Susie White, and her three brothers, John, Bobby and Baby White.

Pearl leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Angelia Pigott, LaShonda Pigott-Phillips, of Houston, TX and Denice Pigott, of New York, NY, one son, Terrence (Stephanie) Packer, Moss Point, MS; six grandchildren, Terranie, Jamere, Jaya, Terrence, Terriel, and David, Jr.,  siblings, in-laws, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many, many friends.


Friday, May 24, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Bethel Institutional Baptist Church, 5530 Selinsky Rd., Houston, Texas 77048

Funeral Service:

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Bethel Institutional Baptist Church, 5530 Selinsky Rd., Houston, Texas 77048


Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Immediately following the funeral service

Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2426 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581

3 entries.
Dr. David Joost Dr. David Joost from Wharton, Texas wrote on June 5, 2019 at 7:47 pm
Pearl was amazingly dedicated to her students, teachers, family, and colleagues. She always worked tirelessly to do whatever she could to improve the lives of others. Our world would be a lot better place if more people were more like Pearl and our world is much diminished without her. Now that she has set down her burden, it remains for the rest of us to carry on in her same fashion.
Prof. Ken Hernandez Prof. Ken Hernandez from Houston wrote on May 29, 2019 at 8:38 pm
I found out the sad news on Tuesday morning and closed my eyes and said to myself I can't believe this. I knew Pearl a long time here at HCC. Friendly, kind, considerate, pleasant, humorist, dedicated, devoted. My list can go on and on. It is heartbreaking losing a special person like Pearl, but I truly believe she is in paradise.
Glenda German Glenda German from Stafford wrote on May 25, 2019 at 4:04 am
Rest in pease dear lady. Pearl was a gem to those who new her. She was a graceful, educated woman who has worn many hats in her career and personal life. I am very lucky to have known you.