Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at New Bethel Baptist Church for Mr. Bennie H. Pearson, 85, who transcended to his Heavenly Home on Monday, March 18, 2019 at his home.
Mr. Pearson was born September 23, 1933 in Kellyton, Alabama, a son of L. Batson, Sr. and Leola Jackson Pearson.
He was a steelworker LTV Steel and was a faithful member of New Bethel Baptist Church serving on the Usher Board until his health prevented him from attending.
He loved watching sports; especially baseball and basketball.
He married the love of his life, the former Annie Goggans and this union lasted for 55 loving years.
Besides his wife he leaves to cherish his memory his children, Cynthia Burton of Kellyton, Alabama, a son, Kem Pearson of Washington, D.C,, Valerie (Willie) Gaddis of Woodbridge, Virginia, Annette Pearson of Macedonia, Ohio and Beverly Evans of Youngstown; two brothers, Melvin (Gloria) Pearson of Chicago, Illinois and L. B . Pearson, Jr. (Denise) Pearson of Palm Springs, California; three sisters, Ether McKinney of Attala, Alabama, Mattie Gamble of Niles, Ohio and Beatrice (Woody) Hunt of Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren, Gerroald Russell, LeTricia Kelly-Gray, Kendell Reese, Kelvin Pearson, Alecia Gaddis, Diamond Pearson, Rickey L. Evans, Jr. and Arianna Pearson; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; his best friend, James Watson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wesley, Walter and Earlie Pearson and three sisters, Virginia Robinson, Callie Goggans and Betty Irby.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the church on Saturday, March 23.
Arrangements were entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.