Joe Pearson, Sr.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

LEPANTO - Mr. Joe Lee Wallace Pearson, Sr. departed this life on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at his home at the age of 67. Mr. Pearson was born November 13, 1948 in Harrisburg to Andrew and Ardelia Williams Pearson. He was a retired truck driver and a member and usher of First Baptist Church in Lepanto.

Mr. Pearson was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Pearson; two sisters, Nona Mae Lloyd and Ethel Merriweather; a brother, Willie A. Pearson and his parents.

Mr. Pearson is survived by his wife of 49 years, Vonda Pearson; three daughters, JoAnn Tillman of Montgomery, Ala., Judy (Kareem) Ali of Olive Branch, Miss., and April (Bobby Lewallen) Pearson of Monticello, Ark; two sons, Christopher Robinson of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Joe Lee Wallace Pearson, Jr. of Lepanto; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and special niece Bernice Baker of Collierville, Tenn.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug.20, at First Baptist Church in Lepanto with Pastor Larrie C. Bell, Sr. officiating. Burial was at Pine Rest Cemetery in Lepanto with Wilson Funeral Home in charge