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Pearle Burchette

December 9, 1933 — January 17, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

Pearle Burchette


Pearl Burchette was born Pearl Daniel December 9, 1933, to the union of Pearl I am Daniel. She was the youngest of  

five siblings. She attended Charles Sumner Elementary School, continue to R. T. Coles Junior High, then Lincoln High


After completing high school, Pearl met and eventually married Eugene V. Griddine and to this union bore six


In 1955, Pearl received the Lord Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized in the Holy Spirit under the

leadership of her father in-law at that time, Elder Ulysses Griddine. Pearl was one of the musicians, and also became

the church secretary. She continued working at the Church of God in Christ.

In 1966, her marriage to Eugene Griddine dissolve but Pearl continued her work in her father in-law's church. Soon

she met and married a pastor in the Church of God in Christ, elder C. W. Burchette who then became the national

Bishop of the Free Church and to this union, one son, Charles T. Burchette was born.

After the passing of her husband, Bishop C. W. Burchette in 1992, Bishop Willie Culclager was called to pastor the Free

Church. Sister Burchette still soldiered on and remained faithful under the new leadership and was asked to keep

the position she held as one of the church musicians, and national secretary/treasurer.

During her life, she had quite a work history. One of Sister Burchette’s first jobs was at the Lake City Ammunition

Plant; followed by working at the Clay Como Plant; She worked at the Training Egg Plant as a supplier; and later

she worked at Truman Medical Center in accounts receivables. One of the jobs Sister Burchette especially loved was a

congregational clerk for the U.S. Government. Another one was as a substitute teacher for the Head Start Program,

along with being a “Bus Mom”.

Mother Burchette was blessed with the gift of sewing and during the month of February, along with other

church members, she made outfits for the clergy to celebrate our heritage for Black History Month.


She was so loving and benevolent and became a caregiver to many. She enjoyed her work, because she was caring for

the sick and afflicted. This carried her to many different homes in the Kansas City area, where she continued to work

in the homes of the sick and needy.

Mother Burchette transitioned to Glory on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Her parents, four siblings, two sons, Thomas

Griddine, and Charles “Chucky” Burchette were all awaiting her arrival.

Pearle Burchette leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Bishop Eugene V. Griddine Jr. (Adean), Gary

Griddine(Helen), Wallace Griddine (Diane), Rita Hill (Rodney), Margaret Archer (James); two sisters in-law, Esther

Harrell and Lucille Rowan; brother-in-law, Pastor George Custard; a loving cousin, Faye Smith; her grandchildren,

great-grandchildren, great-great-grand-children; her Victory Way Church Family, and a host of nieces, nephews,

other relatives, and friends.


Interment: Leavenworth National Cemetery


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Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Linwood United Church

3151 Olive St, KCMO, MO 64109

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023, visitation will be from 10 A.M. - 11 A.M. with services beginning at 11 A.M. Services will be held at Linwood United Church

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