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Born April 7, 1927 peacefully slept into eternity on November 22, 2020. She was a 75-year Milwaukee resident, who along with her first husband, Rev. Murphy Pleasant, Sr. (deceased), was fully active in this community and her church. She was a devoted mother to Otis McIntyre (deceased), Murphy, Jr. (deceased), Barbara, and Dwight Pleasant.
The viewing will be at Tabernacle Community B.C. (2500 W. Medford) on December 15, 2020 at 10 AM. An invitation only service (due to coronavirus) will follow at 11 AM.
Live streaming will be available by going to, under “Come Fellowship with Us” click on “Facebook Page” then select “Live” on the church’s Facebook page, press play to watch live streaming. Or, going directly to the church’s Facebook page, if you have a Facebook account. Also available on demand after the service via the Heritage Funeral Home website and Tabernacle Community Baptist Church Facebook page.


  1. Karen Triplett December 4, 2020 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    As sad as this occasion is all I can say is I have wonderful pleasant memories of my pleasant she considered me that other daughter and I have forever loved her and would listen to her and smile with her and laugh with her because she was so very special to me. Karen Triplett

  2. Karen Triplett December 4, 2020 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    I remember a time when I cleaned her bathroom and folded her bath towels and face cloths and for some reason she always remembered that. She would give us girls words of wisdom and tell us how to act like ladies when we would go out she never judged us but always would encourage us in things of the Lord Jesus.

    • Joneedvar Edwards (Jo) December 5, 2020 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      I have so many sweet memories of Sister Audry Pleasant-Gaynor. She was my Sunday school teacher/ Choir director and inspiration. I loved her as a second mother. She would always encourage me to keep trusting in the lord whenever I would call her. I give her a nickname of Foxy ( lol ) when I would call and say hello foxy right away she would know who I was. We would talk about old times when were at the old Way of the Cross church on Vine st. Barbara and Dwight I’m sending my condolences love and prayers to you. Heaven has gained another angel

  3. Percy Jr and family December 4, 2020 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I love my Aunt Audry! She was not only beautiful and loving, she was classy. When we were kids I loved to see her all dressed up. Barbara, Dwight, and Dwan y’all know the love I have for y’all. Auntie is with God which is where she wants to be 🙏🏾 Peace and love ❤️

  4. DOUANE MCDOWELL December 4, 2020 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Sis. Pleasant gave me my first chance at playing piano at the newly founded Way of the Cross Baptist Church!! I will forever be grateful for the love and patience she had with and for me. My prayers go out to the entire Pleasant family during your time of sorrow.

  5. Gwendolyn Frost Honeysucker December 4, 2020 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Sharing your loss
    She was a sweet soul. Blessed to know her for at least 50 years. Because of who she served I know where she is and I will see her again. Rest on sister Gaynor. Be strong Barbara and Dwight love you both.

  6. Diana Mitchell Lucas December 4, 2020 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I was blessed with the presence of this great woman by her daughter Barbara Pleasant and granddaughter Dwan. She was so graceful. To the Family…Time and God…God and Time!!! Praying comfort. This bouquet I cannot send for you will forever carry it in your heart. It’s a bouquet of memories. Time and God…God and Time

  7. Cathy Vaught December 5, 2020 at 4:51 am - Reply

    I already sent a card, but again, Barbara, sending my condolences to you and your family! God’s peace, the ONLY kind He can give, to you at this time!

  8. Shirley Fair December 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Ms Pleasant a kind loving generous unselfish women. Who really really Love the Lord our God emensely. Even with the losses pain and the heartaches she suffer in life she was always unmovable unshakable always abounding in the love of Christ and genuinely cared for others. Her generosity rarly matched. I have many many fond memories of her especially of times after church when she would be finishing Sunday dinner and her first words were” are you hungry? sit down and get you something to eat ” many times she was running off to her next church event to sing and play. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman.whose children rise up and call her blessed…

  9. Cora Williams December 5, 2020 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Rest Easy Cousin You was a Great WOG you was one of the most Kind & Sweet to Everyone you meet you Had a Sweet Spirit Always had kind wprd to say to make people ferl feel betterThe Family in Detroit will miss you Cora & Betty Larry Boo & Phyllis Carl & Damkia Rest Easy Cousin you were a God Sent angel

  10. Brenda Edwards December 6, 2020 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Sister Pleasant-Gaynor lived up to her first marriage name. She was very pleasant and kind. A great friend to my mom (mother Thessalonia Webster). My mom spoke highly of her. I remember her singing and playing the piano singing :you can’t beat God giving looking so good with her fancy dressing and long pretty hair. Heaven has gain a beautiful angel. My prayers are with you all. Call me if you need me

  11. Kevin Ingram December 8, 2020 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Dear Mother,

    Thank you for welcoming me into the Audrey and Murphy Pleasant Family! Thank you the taking me out of the cold weather and feeding me a great hot meal after Murphy had us installing gutters onto the house 🏠:-)!
    In fact, thank you for all those Sunday after Church ⛪️ meals from 1979 – 2015! Thank you 🙏 for always telling me to drink water 💦 to keep my system clean and clear :-)! But most importantly, thank you for your unrelenting God centered advice on living in this world and on what it means to be a Child and a Man of God and for God!

    I love ❤️ you and I will miss you, but most important, I will carry my memories of you in my heart ❤️!

  12. Sandra (Tina) Wilson December 11, 2020 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the Murph/Pleasant family. Will miss you Newsy. I remember the many talks we had whenever you came to Texas or at the Family Reunion. I really sorry you didn’t get to meet my sons. We love you Peter, Tina, Landon and Jamar Wilson. I know you and Frances (mother) are walking around singing.
    Will see you again in heaven.

  13. Yavette Green December 12, 2020 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    With much love and many prayers to you and on your behalf, I send my condolences. From the stories I’ve heard and the evidence found in the two beautiful and powerful women who came from Mrs. Pleasant, she was a wonderful and classy woman! 💜

  14. Yavette Green December 12, 2020 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Love you too LIFE, Barbara and Dwan! 💐

  15. Stanley Deans December 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Dear Mother Pleasant,
    You were one of the first to show me what it was like to truly see a life lived in Christ Principles —with ease and grace. With unconditional love you and Mr. Murphy accepted me into your life as a brother to Dwight. I will never forget the feeling. The actions of both of you gave me faith in humankind and helped me understand what a ‘higher calling’ really means.
    You are now in a place with so many others like yourself where reward is surely flowing freely.
    I am certain you will enjoy eternity.
    I am blessed to have had you touch my life.

  16. Kim Coleman December 13, 2020 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Dwan, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Jenipher Thomas December 13, 2020 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    DWAN, Ms. Barbara, and family, it’s a my prayer that God will continue to comfort and provide all you need in this time of bereavement

  18. Kimberly Smith December 13, 2020 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I had the pleasure of meeting her at Dwan’s graduation in Ohio. She was sweet with a warm spirit, I could tell she didn’t play though! Rest easy in heaven sweet angel. We will be here for Dwan & Ms. Barbara.

  19. Lillian Lawrence December 15, 2020 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I have come to realize that: God placed Mom in your lives for a season because your turn had come to grow, learn and share and then it was Dwan’s turn . Mom made you laugh. She taught you about God’s Word and how to be a lady. She gave you an unbelievable amount of joy and motherly love. She gave you things you could build upon, even if she left you, for the remainder of your life. Because of that season in your lives you have come to be who you are. How great it is to have had a saintly mother and grandmother like Mother Audry Pleasant Gaynor. For me there are memories of her beautiful smile, her graciousness, how she always remembered me as Peaches, and her delicious gumbo.

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