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Pauline S. Hart

September 23, 1943 – September 16, 2022

Reverend Pauline Sue Hart (nee McArthur) born September 23, 1943, in Pontiac, Michigan passed away peacefully at home with her husband and son by her side, September 16, 2022.

Parents Lloyd Samuel McArthur and Betty Pauline Whitman McArthur both deceased. Survived by husband Reverend Thomas Everett Hart and son Andrew Everett Hart. Proceeded in death by brothers Melvin McArthur, Donald McArthur, and sister Ann Shaw. Surviving are sisters Bonnie Duvanant and Carolynne Kuhn, Brother-in-law David (Donna) Hart and sister-in-law Susan Simpson. Also, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Graduate of Brandon High School, Flint Community Junior College, and University of Michigan-Flint with a teaching degree. Married Thomas Hart August 20, 1966, at Davison Methodist Church. They recently celebrated 56 years of marriage.

After marriage Pauline was an elementary teacher and preschool teacher before attending United Theological Seminary. After graduation from seminary Pauline was appointed as pastor to Waterman-Preston UMC in Southwest Detroit. She was active in the community and served as President of S.A.V.E. (Seek and Visit the Elderly). While ministering in Detroit she was presented the Spirit of Detroit Award. Next Pauline pastored at St. Paul UMC in Bloomfield Hills and served on the National UMC Board of Discipleship in Nashville.  Before retirement Pauline co-pastored with her husband at South Lyon First United Methodist Church. They purchased a home 25 years ago in South Lyon.

In the midst of all the opportunities to minister, she loved teaching the Scriptures. She often remarked ministry is ninety percent teaching. She leaves a legacy of those who attended her Bible classes, especially Disciple Class. In retirement, Pauline enjoyed crafts, traveling, puzzles, scrapbooking, and most of all shepherding a scrapbook history of South Lyon First United Methodist Church.

Pauline and her family were, and family are most thankful for the support of family, faith community, and friends beyond South Lyon.

*Hart, Pauline Sue (Thomas) – [(RE) P 1983; F 1986; RE 2008] Detroit: Waterman-Preston 1984; Bloomfield Hills: St. Paul 1989; South Lyon: First (co-pastor) 1995; disability leave 2002; Retired 2008.

Last Updated on March 15, 2023

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