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Gladys (Robinson) Pearson

February 11, 1932 ~ June 25, 2019 (age 87)
MRS. GLADYS ROBINSON PEARSON, 87, of Sumter, South
Carolina entered into rest on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Opus
Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center, West Columbia, South
Carolina. She was born February 11, 1932 in Kershaw County
to the late Hazel Robinson and Elizabeth Brown Robinson.

Mrs. Pearson received her early education in the public
schools of Bishopville, South Carolina. She would meet and
marry the late Reverend Willie Arthur Pearson, Sr. To this
union, eight children were born. Gladys was a dedicated
wife, mother and homemaker. She was a longtime member
of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday
School teacher and sang on the Senior Choir. Gladys was also
a member of the Canty Chapter 178, Order of Eastern Stars
(O.E.S.).

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved
husband, Reverend Willie Arthur Pearson, Sr.; a son, Willie
A. Pearson, Jr.; two brothers and six sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include: her children – Polly
Brown of West Columbia, South Carolina, Laura (Anthony)
Gillie, Sammie (Deborah) Pearson, Terry Brunson and Sheila
Smalls, all of Columbia, South Carolina, Corey (Amanda)
Pearson of Charlotte, North Carolina and Jeffrey (Jackie)
Pearson also of Columbia, South Carolina; twenty-three
grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; a sister –
Alberta Simon of Washington, D.C.; a host of other relatives
and many sorrowing friends who will miss her dearly.
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