Billy Joe Pearson, age 82, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held, Monday, October 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Northport Church of Christ with Steve Shelton officiating.
He is survived by his spouse, Katherine Faye Pearson, Northport; his son,Joe Allen Pearson, daughter in Law, Janet Wingo Pearson of Northport, AL; daughter, Judy Pearson Holland, son in Law, Tuffy Holland of Northport, AL; grandchildren, Kelsey Holland of Asheville, NC, Kendyl Holland and Holly Washington of Northport, AL and Chad Washington of Tuscumbia, AL.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Mirty Pearson of Gordo, AL and his sister Nellie Raye Baker of Montgomery, AL.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you” John 15:12. If you were fortunate enough to have the pleasure of knowing Billy Pearson, you know that love is one emotion you always felt in his presence. To know Billy was to love him and his giving heart. Billy was born in Pickens County, Alabama where he found his love of hunting and being outside that he carried with him throughout his life. Billy met his wife Faye early in life, and they were happily married for 62 years. They made a beautiful life together where the love they had for one another was always obvious to whomever they were around.
Through the years Billy worked at Bryce Hospital, Gulf States Paper, and Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company. He and his wife Faye has owned Faye’s Fabrics Sew and Vac for 53 years. He adored his customers and had many friends in the industry where he is well respected.
Billy was a wonderful husband, father, father in law, grandfather, elder, and Christian, who cherished his family and all of the people in his life immensely. Billy worked hard and his work ethic was obvious throughout his life, a trait he instilled in his children and grandchildren. The family would like to ask you to do something kind for someone, just as Billy did daily.
Honorary Pallbearers: Preachers, Elders, Deacons and current and former members of Northport Church of Christ, the Gordo classes of 1955 and 1957, Northport Fire and Rescue, Northport DCH Emergency Dept and the former employees and loyal customers of Fayes Fabrics, Sew and Vac.
In lieu of flowers we are asking for donations at www.highsocksforhope.org an organization that was very near and dear to his heart.
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