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January 2, 1934 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Mrs. Pearline Torrance of Rockford, IL departed this life on December 29, 2023, at the young age of 89. Pearline was born January 2, 1934, in Pulaski, TN to James and Georgia Potter. She later married Eddie Torrance Sr. Aug 3, 1949, in TN and later moved to Rockford IL. She attended Schools in Tenn. She later received her Cosmetology license, then received her associate degree from Rock Valley College and her bachelor’s degree from Rockford College, now Rockford University in Early Childhood Development at the age of 63. She was employed by Rockford Head Start program, Christian Union Childcare Academy and later was a substitute teacher for Rockford Public Schools. She later retired and then became an entrepreneur opening her own daycare service, Pearls Daycare.
Pearline leaves to cherish her siblings Lura Graham of Austell, Ga and Dorthy Cooper; her children, Jonita Rodgers, Sylvia (Kenneth) Jones, Vanessa DeWalt, Ernest (Palmer) Phillips, and Alfonso Melendez Torrance and special grandson Jonathan Rodriguez, Pheonix AZ. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a charter member of Christian Union Church under the leader of Reverand L. E. Green then under the leadership of Bishop L.E. James Sr.
Proceeded in death by her parents, James and Georgia Potter; brother, John Pryor Sr., son’s, James Torrance Sr., Eddie E. Torrance, Nathen Torrance; daughter, Diane Torrance; grand-daughters, Annette Torrance, Donie Torrance, Coretta Williamson; and grand-daughter, Eboni Fletcher.