Funeral services for Pearl McKnight Brunson will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 10075 Calvary Church Road, Pinewood, with the Rev. Edward L. Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary-Zion Hill Cemetery.

The public may view from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter.

Pearl McKnight Brunson, 80, widow of Lee Ernest Brunson, transitioned on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 19 E. College St., Sumter.

Born in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Benjamin McKnight. Pearl was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and was a self-employed domestic worker and farmer. Mrs. Brunson was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a missionary.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six sisters, six brothers, five aunts and three uncles.

Survivors include three sons, Frankie L. Brunson, George McKnight and Willie (Stephanie) McKnight, all of Pinewood; two grandchildren, Lavaron and Erica Johnson, both of Pinewood; one great-grandchild, Damarion Johnson of Pinewood; a sister, Georgia McKnight of Pinewood; brother, James McKnight of Charlotte, North Carolina; a special niece, Betty McKnight; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Condolences may be made on her tribute page found at

Professional services rendered by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc.