Pearl E. Bovan departed this life February 27, 2023 at EPIC Rehabilitation and Nursing, White Plains, New York following a brief illness.
Pearl was born January 16, 1924 in Sheldon, South Carolina, to the late Anderson Scott and Wilhemina (Stevens) Scott.
She relocated to New York from South Carolina. Pearl graduated from White Plains High School and attended a semester at Livingstone College.
Pearl worked as a nurse at Grasslands Hospital (now known as Westchester Medical Center) in Valhalla, New York. She then moved on to become a seamstress for a short period of time prior to going to work for Saks Fifth Avenue, as a Retail Manager. Pearl began working for Saks Fifth Avenue in 1957 up until her retirement in 1992.
Pearl’s Christian life was primarily as a member of Mount Hope A.M.E Zion Church in White Plains, New York for more than fifty years. Not only did she sing in the Church Choir, she was also on the Missionaries Board, was a Sunday School Teacher, and also served as an Usher.
On October 31, 1954 she married Wilford Bovan.
She was well known for being an avid cook and her favorite TV show to watch was The Price Is Right. She was generous and kind to her family, friends, and to any one she came in contact with.
Pearl leaves to cherish her memory her son Kevin Bovan of White Plains, NY; sister-in-law Blondell Montgomery of Fort Washington, Maryland; granddaughter Shaquinta Bovan of Toms River, NJ; grandson Jonathan Grover (fiancé Gen Lavallee) of Norwood, PA; great-grandsons Cole Grover and Shane Grover both of Norwood, PA; great-granddaughter Charlee Rose Grover of Norwood, PA; two nephews Mark Wayne Sellers of White Plains, NY, and Derrick Montgomery of Fort Washington, Maryland; two nieces Kimberly Ann Sellers of White Plains, NY and Chantay Montgomery of Fort Washington, Maryland; grandniece Patricia Montgomery, two grandnephews Charles (Chuckie) Montgomery, and Ta’John Montgomery, all of Fort Washington, Maryland; and god-daughter Dolores (Dee) Dash of White Plains, NY; and many relatives and friends.
She is predeceased by her husband Wilford Bovan.
ATTENTION: During the continuing COVID-19 crisis, as we slowly phase back into smaller capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people, so please govern yourself accordingly for the health & safety of all. Thank you so kindly!
A Wake/Visitation/Viewing will be held on Sat. March 11th, 11:00AM-12:00PM at Mt. Hope AME Zion Church with limited capacity, followed by Funeral Service at 12:00Noon. So you may come to the church to try to attend, with your masks on. At the very least you can get hand sanitizer & sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen). If not at capacity, you will be allowed in to have a seat; but if at capacity by the time you get there, you may be required to leave the premises after signing register book, so as not to be in violation nor cause a health hazard, so please govern yourself accordingly. Regardless of if you're able to enter/be seated, or not, please refrain from touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all. If instructed, PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY leave the building & premises if the church is at their capacity. PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or church or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & policies, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or church, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the Family of Pearl E. Bovan entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the Family of Pearl E. Bovan during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in her honor, whether you're able to attend or not. Definitely Please SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing the register book, especially if choosing to stay safe/not able to sign in person.
You MUST come to the church & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the church, and social distance as much as possible at all times. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come to either facility. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the rules of the church & cemetery, and directions of the funeral home staff, church and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & any policies, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services & burial, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the church and/or funeral home, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
As a lasting tribute, you may choose to plant a tree, and/or a contribution may be made in her name/memory/honor to a church/charity of your choice. If sending flowers, they may be delivered either on Fri. March 10th, 2022 by/before 6:00PM to Lee's Funeral Home, and/or on Sat. March 11th by 10:30am to Mt. Hope AME Zion Church. The Family Thanks You!