Pearl Arizona Burcham Bartlett, age 92, of Woodlawn, Va., passed away at her home Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Pearl was born Dec. 18, 1929, to her parents, the late Wesley Roosevelt and Maude Arlene Edwards Burcham of Woodlawn, Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Loke Bartlett; son, Jansen Loke; sister, Kathleen Riddle; brothers, Carnie, Mack, Friel, Bobbie and infant twin brothers, Barney Ray and Barnard Fay.

Pearl was a member of the Forest Oak Christian Church. She was one-of-a-kind labor and delivery nurse for over 40 years. Pearl worked at Waddell Hospital and Twin County Community Hospital serving the community. She was known as the “Baby Rocking Nurse.” She loved the babies with great passion and enjoyed taking care of the patients. Pearl always cared about others more than herself. She would do anything to help someone. She loved flowers, birds and the color red.

She is survived by her son, Layne Bartlett of Woodlawn, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Claudia Richardson of Woodlawn, Va.; Robin and Boo Manuel of Hermitage, Tenn.; Christy and Wiley Williams of Greenville, Tenn.; sister, Florence Lawson of Galax, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; daughters-in-law, Joyce Bartlett of Cana, Va., and Debbie Bartlett of Pilot Mountain, N.C.

The funeral service was held Monday, June 20, at 11 a.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with Butch Isom and Preston Manuel officiating. Burial followed in the Crooked Creek Community Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crooked Creek Cemetery Fund, C/O Laura Griffin, 399 Millstone Road, Woodlawn, VA 24382; or to Forest Oak Christian Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Twin County Regional Hospital and Mountain Valley Hospice for their loving care during her recent illness.

Pearl deeply loved her family, friends and all those who served in the military. She touched so many people’s lives with her love and kindness.

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