Mattie Pearl Collins James

March 12, 1946 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Mattie Pearl Collins James was born on March 12,1946 in West Blocton, Alabama  to the late Reverend Ed and Rhoda Collins.  Pearl was educated in the Bibb County School System. She was employed at Santana Garment Factory, Plantation Manor Nursing Home, and West Blocton High School. Pearl was versatile and had many roles during her lifetime.  At times she was an honorary college student, law enforcement, rescuer, therapist, nurse and educator to name a few. Her loving survivors are: husband, Harold James, Sr; children, Harold James, Jr, Bridgett (Orlando) Childress, Eric James, and Cheri Grace; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Professional Care and Arrangements Entrusted to Westside Funeral Home Calera.


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Funeral Service
July 8, 2023

2:00 PM
Union Baptist Church West Blocton
722 Martin Luther King Lane
West Blocton, AL 35184

July 11, 2023

11:45 AM
Alabama National Cemetery
3133 Highway 119
Montevallo, AL 35115


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