Pauline Albright Jarrell, age 92 of Asheboro, departed this life peacefully at her home on July 2, 2023. Pauline was born on May 22, 1931, in Coleridge with her twin sister, Geraldine, to the late Joe and Bertha Albright. She graduated as the salutatorian of her class at Coleridge High School. In 1953, She married her beloved husband David Jarrell, and they shared a blessed and happy life together for 70 years. She was a devout Christian and served her Lord and Savior in various capacities including 37 years as a Sunday school teacher, an active member and President of the United Methodist women’s group, and as a delegate to the Western N.C. Annual Conference.
She loved music, especially church hymns, and enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the piano for Sunday school as well as nursing home residents. She was an avid bridge player, and took delight in gardening and flowers of all sorts as a garden club member for over 60 years. She and David went on memorable trips together from Israel to Alaska to Ireland and many places in between. Many summer mornings Pauline could be found enjoying the sunshine on the front porch at Ocean Isle Beach. Above all, she was most proud to be a loving wife and homemaker, and a devoted mom, grandmom, sister, and friend.
Having to relocate to seven different cities throughout the years due to her husband’s career, she held a variety of positions and was known for her adaptability, work ethic and can-do attitude. After graduation from high school, she went to work at Bossong Hosiery where she stayed until the birth of their daughter, Karen. She worked as a legal secretary in two Clerk of Court positions, served as a teacher assistant and elementary school librarian, and at the library at Sandhills Community College. During each of these moves, Pauline made many lifelong friends, and was dearly loved by all who knew her.
Pauline is survived by her husband, David, her daughter Karen Browder and son-in-law, Dean Browder, granddaughters Emily Fagan (Matthew) and Alissa Bottoms (Trent), and great-grandson, Easton Bottoms. She is also survived by her brother Ray Albright (Carolyn), her sisters Faye Craven (Floyd), Betty Cox (Maurice) and Elaine Kearns (Neale), and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Geraldine Callicutt (Pap) and her brother Jesse Albright (Betty Sue).
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, July 6th at 3:00 p.m. at Central Methodist Church in Asheboro with Dr. J.F. Howard officiating. A private family burial will be held prior to the service. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Asheboro City Center Garden to continue Pauline’s legacy and love of gardening and community. Please make checks payable to the City of Asheboro and indicate in the memo “Pauline Jarrell Memorial.” Checks can be mailed to PO Box 1106, Asheboro, NC 27204 with attention to Trevor Nuttall.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”