Mrs. Pearline "Puss" Wheeler Leary

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​Mrs. Pearline Wheeler Leary, affectionally known to her family and friends as “Puss”, “Cuzzn Pete” and infamously “Aunt Puss”, age 58, entered eternal rest on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She was born in Paterson, New Jersey on October 16, 1964 to the late Reverend Lucious Wheeler and the late Mary Ruth Brown. At an early age, she joined Christian Tabernacle in Paterson, New Jersey and later became a member of Zion Christian Center in Roxboro, North Carolina.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Steven Brown.

Pearline leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Milton Leary of the home; son Khalif Livingston of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers: Samuel Brown (Jackie) of Newark, New Jersey; Bobby Wheeler of Raleigh, North Carolina; Kenneth Wheeler (Dee) of Durham, North Carolina; Jessie Brown (Tosha) of Roxboro, North Carolina; Bernell Wheeler of Olanta, South Carolina; Otis Wheeler (Janie) of Florence, South Carolina; and Ceasar Wheeler (Mary) of Lake City, South Carolina; grandchild Zoíe Livingston of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Public Viewing

Friday, August 25, 2023
1:00 PM until 6:00 PM
(The Family will be present from 5 PM until 6 PM.)
Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Home
603 South Main Street
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone: (336) 599-0104

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 26, 2023
2:00 PM
Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Home 
603 South Main Street
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone: (336) 599-0104
Milton Saleem Leary, Husband and Eulogist


Person Memorial Cemetery
3250 Durham Road
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
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The Family of the late
Mrs. Pearline "Puss" Wheeler Leary
would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness that they received surrounding the loss of their loved one.