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Thursday, 16 August 2018 19:33

Frederick 'Fred' Wayne Pearson

Fred Pearson, age 75, went home to be with his Lord Savior Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  

A life-long native of Halifax County, Fred passed away at Hampton Manor in Gaston, NC, with his family by his side.

Fred was born July 31, 1943, in Halifax County to the late Marvin and Eva Pearson.  

He graduated from William R. Davie High School and worked in Raleigh, NC, until retirement.  He also was enlisted in the U.S. National Guard for 6 years.

Fred Pearson was a very active member of Smith United Methodist and the Men’s Club prior to his sickness.  

He dearly loved his church, his family, and those who knew him.  

He loved deeply, and was the most giving, kind-hearted, loving gentle soul you would ever meet. He loved and served his Lord and Savior all his life.  Fred enjoyed gospel music, quiet time, spending time with his family, and his cats.

Fred was predeceased by his parents.  

To cherish his memory, he is survived by a brother Eddie Pearson (Gloria) of Roanoke Rapids; nephews Gordon Pearson (Nancy) and Steve Pearson (Robin) of Roanoke Rapids; great-nieces Brandy Martin, Amanda Briley (David), Brittany Crickmore, Stephanie Wallace (Michael), April Hux; great-nephews Mike Pearson (Faye), Bryce Pearson, Ryan Pearson; and several special great-great-nieces and nephews who all fondly called him “Unk.”  

Fred was predeceased by his beloved cat, “Mokey”.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 18th at Smith United Methodist Church, Roanoke Rapids, NC, with Rev. Gregg McGarvey and Rev. Tom Schwartz officiants.  

The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.  

Family receive visitors at other times at Fred’s residence, 724 Smith Church Rd. Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Memorials may be made to: Smith United Methodist Church, 1215 Smith Church Rd., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or The American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Ste 2700, New York, NY 10006.

Special thanks to Hampton Manor and Community Hospice for their compassionate, attentive care.

Online condolences may be left at hockadayfs.com.

Arrangements for Mr. Pearson are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

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