On February 9, 1945, Jimmy & Nannie Wheaton gave birth to a beautiful baby girl whom they named Pearline. Pearline accepted Christ at an early age at the Little Rock Baptist Church. She later joined twelve others as they became the founders of Lakeview Baptist Church in Madisonville, Texas. Pearline married Rufus Johnson and with this union came three children. Pearline worked at Reed’s Department Store for over thirty years until they closed their doors. She then worked at D&J Storage for ten, plus years. Pearline was very active at her church and in her community. She served on various boards, such as, City Council, CPS, Son Shine Center, West End Cemetery, NAACP and many more.