Willie Salmon Pearson, U. S. Army
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Willie Salmon Pearson, U. S. Army

Willie Salmon Pearson, U. S. Army

Photo: Nadia K. Orton, December 30, 2012. All rights reserved.

Willie Salmon Pearson, 66, a Nansemond County native, died Monday, May 18.

Mr. Pearson, an Army veteran, was a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, where he was on the usher and the trustee board.

Survived by his three daughters, Geneva Holland and Lynette Holland of Suffolk and Geraldine Williams of Bronx, N.Y.; a foster daughter, Mazie Walton of Suffolk, two sons, Robert M. Pearson and Willie E. Pearson of Suffolk; two foster sons, Terry Mullen and Robert Featherston of Suffolk; five sisters, Nannie M. Jones of New York, Bernice Jenkins, Dorothy Long and Martha Welch of Suffolk and Rever Thomas of Washington, D. C.; two brothers, Clayton Pearson of New York and Silas Person of Suffolk, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church by the Rev. Tommie L. Whitehead. Body placed in church by 12:30 p.m.

Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Arrangements by Crocker Funeral Home.” 1

  1. The Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia), 22 May, 1992, p. 34, c. 4, image copy, Newspapers (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 22 February 2019).
Nadia Orton

Professional genealogist and public historian. Graduate of Duke University. President of the Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. Studying historic African American cemeteries and communities.

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