Eurgin Mae Pirtle
Ardmore - Sunrise for Eurgin Mae Griffin Pirtle was September 4, 1947 in Pineville, Louisiana. Sunset was Tuesday, March 30th at her home following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born the only child to Wright and Amie Douzart Griffin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 49-years, John Edward Pirtle and two great-granddaughters Avery and Addison Willis.
Eurgin attended Peabody High School in Alexandria, La. She met her future husband John when he was stationed in Louisiana and moved to Ardmore Oklahoma in 1969. She worked for several years at Stromberg-Carlson and later went to work in the Payroll Department at what was then Uniroyal. She moved from the office to the floor where she was a splicer in the tire building department until she retired 30 years later. Upon retirement she went to work for Citizens Bank and later went to Gloria Ainsworth Learning Care Center where she spent her days greeting little faces and answering the phone. She worked there until her health would not allow her to continue.
If you've ever had a bowl of her authentic Louisiana gumbo, then you have tasted love. And if you've ever had a slice of her Poundcake, then you've had a little slice of heaven. Eurgin loved to bake and cook and she enjoyed her time with her family and friends. She had a huge infectious smile and could stop you in your tracks with the right glare if you weren't working in accordance with what she thought you should.
Eurgin often referred to as "EurgieMae" loved her church, her pastor and her church family. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church for more than 20 years and she served on The Culinary Committee, The Hospitality Committee and whenever and wherever she was needed until her health prevented her full service. She was a shy woman upon first encounter but once she knew you, there was nothing she wouldn't do for you or your family.
She leaves to cherish her memory her Son, Alvarez Quince Pirtle and his wife LeeAnn; her daughter Andrea Pirtle Perry of Ardmore; granddaughters LaKendria Williams and her husband Scott; Brittney Stradone and her wife Amy all of Edmond; Shawndrea Willis and her husband Ron of Melissa, Tx; Amie Jayden-Latrice Perry; grandsons Ashdon Perry, Alex Perry, Quintin Pirtle; Great-grandsons Wesley Williams and Jayden Williams; great-granddaughters Crosby Kate Stradone and Ayden Willis; four special sister friends Sally Murray, Doris Gay, Angela Richard and Mary Gordon Kennedy and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Harvey Douglas Centennial Chapel with Reverend Abraham Walton of Corinth Baptist Church officiating.
Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com. Cremation-With-Care provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.
Posted online on April 07, 2021