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Dessie Travis Pearl, age 62

Dessie Travis Pearl, 62, of Austin, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 17, 1959 to Shirley Ann Stracener and Lloyd Cox.

Dessie is preceded in death by her parents Shirley Stracener and Lloyd Cox; grandmother Dessie Stracener; brother Bobby Stracener; and sister-in-law Shirley Stracener.

Dessie always told you like it was. She never lied to anyone. She enjoyed being outdoors, especially when it came to camping, fishing, and gardening. Dessie loved her house plants.

Dessie is survived by her husband of 18 years Harold Pearl; son Keith (Carri) Winn Jr; step children Nathan Pearl, Cory (Caitlynn) Pearl; and Nevada Pearl; grandchildren Hayley (Brandon) Rooney, Kayla Atwell, Brittney Winn, Caleb Castleberry, Courtney Bozeman, and Cody Bozeman; and great-grandchildren Archer Atwell, Zaniyah Castleberry, and one on the way.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • James stracener Posted February 9, 2022 6:28 PM

    R.i.P aunt dessie your with dad,granny,and mom know give them a big hug and tell”em i love and miss them you are one of a kind and never forgotten we love you… fly high

  • Sharon Barnett Posted February 10, 2022 11:49 AM

    RIP Dessie, prayers for the family. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  • Belinda Pearl Posted February 10, 2022 8:34 PM

    I loved working with Dessie on the paper route, we had a lot of fun. Praying for the family.

  • Laura Posted February 10, 2022 10:16 PM


  • Harold Pearl Posted February 12, 2022 9:49 AM

    I Harold Jason Pearl thank you all for being there for me and Dessie Pearl I love ❤ her with all of my heart Dessie was the best sweetest ever Dessie kept me straight and strong in life she was my lover and best friend of all time I miss you beside me I know you are here with me but it’s hard to let go 🚶‍♀️ ❤ love you always your Husband Harold Jason Pearl my prayer with you always

  • Keith Winn Jr. Posted February 12, 2022 10:56 AM

    Mom may he take you in his arms and hold you tight. I wish u were here but I’m so happy you are no longer suffering! I Love You with everything in me! You will always be remembered! Until I see u again fly high and please look over Your grandkids! They were cheated out of getting to say there goodbyes but know they love and miss you!!

  • Cindy Parris Johnson Posted February 15, 2022 12:47 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dessie and I was friends for many years. We had so much fun when we were kids. We got in a lot of trouble playing in the old school house and under Mr Tippit’s store. She will be greatly missed. Praying for you all

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