Babick, Pearl L. Leming, age 97 of Sussex, passed away on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at her home.
Pearl was born May 9, 1922 in Athens, TN to the late Christopher Columbus and Myrtle Lee (Mason) Leming. Raised in Tennessee, Pearl moved to Newark, NJ in 1936, and graduated from Central High School in Newark. She married the late Michael Charles Babick in 1941. Pearl was an active member and Deaconess of the First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church in Newark for 50 years. She was a resident of Nutley from 1966 until 1994, at which time she relocated to Sussex.
Pearl retired from Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, where she worked in the Admitting Office for 28 years. After moving to Sussex, she volunteered at St. Clare’s Hospital in Sussex. In 2002 she became an active member and Deaconess of the First Baptist Church of Sussex where she was an active member in the Women’s Group. They served lunches for the homeless at the church, made-up Care Packages for Service Men and Women in the Armed Forces, and made Gift Boxes at Christmas for the under privileged throughout the world. They also made Love Packages for residents in local rest homes.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Michael; son, Philip L. Babick; sister Lorraine Leming; brothers Lewis, John, Frank, and Donald Leming, and grandsons Michael Robert and Adam Edward Babick, Pearl is survived by her loving children Michael L. Babick and his wife Pamela of Clearfield, PA, Christopher L. Babick of Chester, Kathryn L. MacFarlane of Franklin Borough, and Virginia M. Wilson of Sussex; beloved sister Christene Leming Fox of Morrison, CO; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Pearl will be held on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 2-6PM at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07461. A funeral service will be on Monday, November 25th, 11AM at the funeral home. Friends and relatives are welcome to gather at 10AM. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Sussex.