Pearl White Belcher
1934 - 2020
BORN
1934
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Rabenhorst Funeral Homes Downtown
825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Pearl White Belcher passed away Wednesday, February 26th at The Crossing. It is fitting that Pearl peacefully died on Ash Wednesday, in that her life represented faithfully serving others. On Tuesday, March 3rd visitation will begin at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. Baton Rouge at 10:30am until the funeral service at 12:00pm at the church. Burial will be held at Roselawn Cemetery following the service. Born in Liberty, Mississippi on October 23, 1934, she was the daughter of Willie and John L. White. In 1952, she moved to Baton Rouge after graduating from Liberty High School. Upon graduation she attended Draughns Business College and then Louisiana State University. Married for sixty years to her beloved husband, Fred H. Belcher, Jr., of Baton Rouge who practiced as an attorney. Pearl was a wholehearted wife, mother, and grandmother first and foremost. She was a person of faith, generosity and had a spirit of encouragement; which was evident through her endless community service and volunteerism. Pearl volunteered for many years in the East Baton Rouge Public School System. She worked on the staff of Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) for many years alongside her cherished colleagues. Pearl promoted understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures with conflict resolution and education. She believed volunteer activism was the only way to accomplish lasting positive results for a better Baton Rouge. Rooted in her values and beliefs, she served as the President of the following groups: East Baton Rouge Legal Auxiliary (2 years), Baton Rouge Home Builders Auxiliary, and Felicity Study Club. In addition, her passion for gardening led her to become a founding member of the Tara Garden Club. Many of her blessings and ideals can be traced back to her service on the following boards: I Care Board and The National Conference of Christians & Jews Board. In 1968, Pearl organized and orchestrated all of the landscaping for the original Woman's Hospital as a volunteer along side LSU students who assisted in all the planting that is still there today. Pearl continued her community service as a member of the Baton Rouge Chapter #163 Order of Eastern Star, Woman's Club and First United Methodist Church. All of her boundless service was recognized by receiving the following awards: 2002 Volunteer Activist Award, the Golden Rule Award, 2000 Leadership Baton Rouge Award and the 2004 Polaris Award by Southern University. With endless love for her family, Pearl was the ideal example of a mother and grandmother who provided strength, support and guidance. Pearl was a role model to all, as she embodied graciousness, generosity and kindness that shined throughout her service and care for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers James and Bernell White. She is survived by her husband Fred H. Belcher, Jr.; her four children Kimberley Belcher Alford (John) Destin, FL, Suzanne D. Belcher, Redondo Beach, CA, deCarla Belcher Kramer and Lance B. Belcher (Alicia); and her four grandchildren, Alexandra Alford, Annie Kramer, Ashley Belcher and Sutter Kramer; her sister-in-laws, Nell McGhee White and Diana Belcher Green. Pall Bearers will be David Bowman, Trey Bowman, Rolfe McCollister, Jr., Stephen McCollister, Jack Miller, Keith Sanders and John Shirley, Sr. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 900 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or New Salem Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
Published by The Advocate from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
3
Visitation
10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
First United Methodist Church
930 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
Mar
3
Funeral service
12:00p.m.
First United Methodist Church
930 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
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New Salem Missionary Baptist Church would like to thank Mary Kay Brown for her generous donation in loving memory of Pearl Belcher, gone but lives on in the hearts of those that knew her and the lives she touched with her kindness and generosity.
Louise Almo & New Salem MBC Family
March 29, 2020
I met Pearl Belcher 45 years ago in her kitchen when her beautiful daughter, Kimberly, decided for some reason to be my best friend. How lucky was I? We lived only a few houses away and I visited the Belcher home more times than I can count until we graduated high school. Mrs. Belcher was always so kind, genuinely interested in me and also my family. She was just a lovely person in every way.
She was smart, sophisticated, yet so humble and had a givers heart. I think Kimberly was the only young person I knew who delivered food to shelters, and I realized later she was following her Mother's example of always thinking of others. I grew to love her entire family and know how much she will be missed by them and so many others who's lives she touched publicly, but more often privately.
Much love, Genie
Genie Scoper Howard
March 28, 2020
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church would like to thank Susan & Jack Miller and Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Rotenberg for their generous donations in loving memory of Pearl Belcher, gone but lives on in the hearts of those that knew her and the lives she touched with her kindness and generosity.
Louise Almo & New Salem MBC Family
March 24, 2020
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church would like to thank Lee A. & Vickie Robinson, Janet Boles, and Paula Scheon for their generous donations in loving memory of Pearl Belcher, gone but lives on in the hearts of those that knew her and the lives she touched with her kindness and generosity.
Louise Almo & New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
March 9, 2020
Lance and Alicia, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. She certainly touched many lives and I hope that will provide comfort during this difficult time.

Julie Loftin
FOTA
Julie Loftin
March 5, 2020
The New Salem family extends condolences to the Belcher family during this time of sorrow. We are so grateful for the love and support shown to us by Pearl, Fred, and the entire family. She will always have a special place in our hearts.
Stephanie Dixon
March 3, 2020
You will forever live in our hearts Mrs. Pearl. To the Belcher family, I will continue to pray for your strength and health.
Sandra Lusk (New Salem Missionary Baptist Church)
Sandra Lusk
March 3, 2020
I was deeply saddened to hear that Mrs. Pearl had passed! In the time that I've known her,,she had made a high impact on my life! She was one of the most caring, giving and loving persons that I have ever known! She will be greatly missed by many!!
Jessica Johnson
March 2, 2020
We are saddened to learn of Pearl's passing. We will truly miss her. She was always so kind, welcoming us to the neighborhood with flowers, exchanging a friendly greeting at the mailbox, completely unruffled by our dog ending up in her backyard one afternoon. Our prayers and deepest condolences go out to her family.
Jeff & Rhonda Magee
Neighbor
March 2, 2020
Suzanne,
I will always remember Ms. Pearl's kindness and guidance. Ms. Pearl was a lovely lady. May your memories comfort you. God bless you and yours.
Judy Bennett
March 2, 2020
To all of the Belcher Family: We are so sorry to learn of Pearl's passing. She was a gracious and lovely woman who took care of everyone around her. I am proud to be part of the Belcher family and appreciate how you all have welcomed us back to Baton Rouge. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cynthia and Edward Peterson
March 2, 2020
a loved one
March 2, 2020
To Fred and the entire Belcher family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God strengthen you and comfort you during this time of bereavement. I did not know Sis. Pearl personally, but she touched me with her love and generosity. She and Fred supported my church, New Salem Missionary BC, for years. Sis. Pearl is gone but will never be forgotten in the hearts of the New Salem members.
Louise Almo & New Salem MBC Family
March 1, 2020
To The Belcher Family: I knew Pearl for many
years through our mutual friend,the late
Barbara Shirley & my husband, the late Anthony V. Noto, knew Fred. My most sincere
heartfelt sympathy to all of the family.
Pearl was a very fine lady. My prayers &
thoughts are with all of you.
Marie Dimaio Noto
February 29, 2020
a loved one
February 29, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about Pearl's passing. I remember when my husband was so sick she me flowers as his care taker. She understood how hard it is on the person taking care of a loved one, and having to watch the loved one suffer. That was so kind and thoughtful of her. We were your next door neighboors for many years on Cypress Lake, and moved in September of 2019. Our hearts go out to all of you at this very sad time. May God give all of you peace.
Rose & Bob Patterson
February 29, 2020
So sad to hear about Pearl. She was a fine lady and an example of how we should live and love our neighbors. I'm sorry I will not be able to be there for the service-continuing prayers for Pearl's family.
Sandra Loy
February 29, 2020
Don and I are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met her, we knew her daughter, Kimberly, and her granddaughter, Alexandra. I know she will be greatly missed. Love to the entire family ❤
February 29, 2020
Prayers for you and family
Keith Wells
Friend
February 29, 2020
Keith Wells
February 29, 2020
To the Belcher family, may the Lord grant you peace in your time of sorrow at the loss of your beloved mother. Miss Pearl a very giving person, I am honored I was able to know her.
Jaye Holmes
February 28, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of Mrs. Pearl's passing. She was a first-class lady who always treated me kindly and with respect. May she rest in peace in heaven. You will always be in my memories and my heart.
Norman Trentcosta
February 28, 2020
Kimberly & Lance,
I was so shocked and saddened to read of your sweet mom's passing. She was such a special lady and I missed working with her since she left VIPS a while back. Please know you and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam Bordelon
February 28, 2020
Kimberly,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and all of your family will be in my prayers.
Maureen de Vries Trim
February 28, 2020
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