John Henry Pearson

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John Henry Pearson passed on to heaven on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. John was born May 19, 1956 in Belleville, Michigan where he grew up and met his wife, Soledad "Lolly" Pearson at Belleville High School. Shortly after marrying and having their first two children Johnny and Tammy, John and Lolly moved their family to Lawndale, California where John and Lolly had the last two of their four children Christopher and James. John's first love was his family and the outdoors was his second. John's favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting and camping. His love for the outdoors was demonstrated as a fisherman, a passion he passed on to his children. John was a man of few words yet he found ways to express his loving spirit through art. John's artistic talent inspired him to create beautiful works of art out of leather, wood and metal, as a hobby. John also had a brilliant and vibrant mind, his calm demeanor and his analytical approach to solving problems served him well as a master mechanic, and in every venture or project he took part in. John is survived by his wife Soledad "Lolly" Pearson, and his four children. Son: John D. Pearson, Daughter: Tammy Parada, Son: Christopher Pearson and Son: James Pearson. Also by his Grandchildren: Issac Parada and Sierra Pearson. In addition John is survived by his Sister: Miriam Knofski of Kingsley, Michigan, and Brother: Bill Pearson of Romulus, Michigan. Nephews/Nieces: Fred Knofski Jr., Diane Milligan, Henry Knofski, Laurie Smither, Kelly Jemison, Steven Pearson, Billy Brown, and Leila Shearer. Extended Families include: Mother-in-law Carmen Habash, Sister/Brother-in-laws: Fred Knofski, Barbara Pearson, Kathy Pearson, Elizabeth and Greg Brown, Sandra Shearer, and Ruth and Tony Narcisse. Son/Daughter-in laws: Joe Parada, and Nicole Pearson. The memorial service for John will be held at 7:00pm on October 10, 2008 at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. We welcome you to join us and share your memories.

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  1. May you find strength in the love that surrounds you and peace in the memories you cherish. With loving memories of John.

  2. My Dear Sweet Friend Lolly and family: If their were words to ease your pain, I would speak them. Please know that I pray for you always. Let God comfort you, hold you and encourage you. Remember the good times and hold them close to your hearts. Love you, Lori

  3. Dear Lolly and family, I wanted so much to be at the services last Friday but was unable to attend. Please know that I was thinking of you all during that time. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. May memories offer some comfort.

  4. It is so hard to accept that you are no longer around to sit & talk with each day. I praise God-for allowing us to cross each others path. You were such a kind-hearted, selfless, caring, compassionate person. You always made me smile-regardless!! Thank you for being my friend. I will miss you, ALWAYS. Your friend, Chalaine

  5. Querida Prima Laly, es algo tarde para hacerte saber cuanto siento la partida de John, un hombre tan joven y con tanta vida por vivir. Estaba lejos pero s que l debe haber aorado a t, sus hijos y nietos. Dios les de la fuerza para superar la tristeza de su partida.

  6. Dear Lolly and Family, My heart goes out to you all and I hope and pray you find comfort knowing John is now in heaven and in no pain. You all are in my prayers and Pastor Hurst welcomes you all to come to church as well as being there for any counceling you might need as well. There is also a Grief Committee where you can go. In Christ’s Love Susan Ower

  7. I have many fond memories of my youth growing up with my Uncle John. We spent many summer days fishing, getting into some kind of mischief when the fish wouldn’t bite. Many days hunting together, again finding something amusing to do with our time and use up the ammo. Many years spent together, sharing many good times, he will live on in the memories that I will always hold close to my heart.

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