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Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Andrewes A.M.E. Church, 521 W. Earle Ave., Youngstown, OH 44511 for Mrs. Audrey Pearl Womack who departed this life peacefully on August 10, 2018 at Ohio Living Park Vista.
Audrey Pearl Parker Womack was born on December 12, 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio to Jesse James Parker and Hazel Harper Parker. She was reared by her maternal grandmother, Harriet "Hattie" Harper, after the death of her mother at a young age. Audrey was the great granddaughter of Reverend Pleasant Tucker, co-founder and first minister of Third Baptist Church in Youngstown.
Audrey was a 1945 graduate of South High School, and a 1947 graduate of Youngstown College. She worked for the City of Youngstown income tax department, and the prosecutor's office. She was the first assistant manager for Kimmel Brook Housing Development, and the credit union manager for Youngstown Area Community Action Center, retiring in 1985.
She was active in the Parent Teachers Association, East High Boosters where she served as past Vice President and Treasurer, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., Alpha Nu Chapter serving as one of their past presidents, Advisor for the Pelatis Auxiliary of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Finesse Bridge Club, National Council of Negro Women, NAACP - Youngstown Chapter. She was a lifelong member of St. Andrewes A.M.E. Church, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Sewing Guild. She was a gifted seamstress, crafter, antique collector, avid gardener, and baker who was known for her delicious cookies. She was a mentor to many young people in the Mahoning Valley who sought her advice and wisdom.
Audrey leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Karen of Pittsburgh, PA and Claudette of Youngstown; a son, John (Michele) of Reynoldsburg; three grandchildren, Ryan of Columbus, Brianna and Marissa of Reynoldsburg; a devoted nephew, O. George Pearson of Wickcliffe; sister-in-law, Louise Amos of Indianapolis, IN, and a host of extended family and friends.
Besides he parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Womack whom she married in 1954 and who passed away in 2004; her grandparents; and siblings, Harriet Blackburn, Hazel Pearson, Betty Parker, John Parker, George Parker and James Parker.
The family expresses gratitude to the caregivers at Ohio Living Park Vista and Hospice for the exceptional care provided to our mother. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to St. Andrewes A.M.E. Church.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.