He was born Aug. 23, 1933 to the late Jerry and Hattie Pearson Jr. in Choctaw County. After his mother's
death he was raised by Jerry and Annie
Pearson Jr. who preceded
him in death. While living in Mobile he joined the Antioch Baptist Church. In June 1967, the Pearsons relocated to San Antonio, Texas, they joined the New Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where he remained a faithful and dedicated member serving with the men's ministry, usher ministry, pastor's aid, men's chorus, church school class #1 and bus ministry. After 41 years of marriage his wife Louise Ezell Pearson preceded him in death Jan. 9, 2005. In 1952 he served in the Korean War. He retired from Kelly Air Force Base in March 1992. After 38 years with the Civil Service he received numerous citations and awards.
Survivors include two devoted sons, Elder Glenn (Fannie) Pearson, St. Stephens, Sergeant First Class, Anthony Pearson (United States Army-currently serving in Iraq); two devoted daughters, Terry (Florian) Martin, Mobile, Michelle Denise Pearson, San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Woodrow Pearson, Toxey, Rev. Jack (Jackee) Pearson, Silas; four sisters, Elizabeth (Rev. Tommy) Jackson, Jackson, Elmira (Lencie) Bonner, Geraldine (Theodore) Henderson, Barbara Pearson, all of Toxey; two brother-in-laws; four sister in-laws; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one uncle; three aunts; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many devoted friends.
The service was May 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the New Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas with Rev. J. Carlton Allen officiating. Burial was in the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton-Sutton Mortuary, Inc., of San Antonio, Texas. This obituary appears courtesy of Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson.
Active pallbearers were Johnny Ezell, Eugene Autry, Calvin Times and Rodney Autry.
Honorary pallbearers were the men's ministry.