John Alston Pasley CHARLESTON - Mr. John Alston Pasley Sr. 58 of Charleston, S.C. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at MUSC. Late residence 38 Drake Street, Charleston, South Carolina. John was born August 4, 1957 to the late John Green, and the late Margaret Pasley. John graduated from Burke High School in 1975 and attended Trident Technical College. In 1977 John was united in marriage to the former Judy Johnson. To this union two sons were born. His Funeral Service Career began at Mitchell's Funeral Home, in 1972. During the same year he began driving a limousine for Rev. Issac Brooks and Mr. Edward Singleton. Both preceded him in death. In May of 1979 he became employed by Fielding's Home for Funerals of Charleston, South Carolina. He passed The South Carolina State Exam of Morticians and became a Licensed Funeral Director. He was the Proud Owner of License # 1808. On September 29, 1983 John was united in marriage to the former Blondell Jackson. To this union one daughter was born, and one daughter was adopted. Also in 1983 he was promoted as the General Manager of Fielding's Home for Funerals directing three locations. In 1995, John became the Manager of Pasley's Mortuary of Charleston, South Carolina. Some of his friends call him a "True Undertaker!". He had a Love and Compassion for Funeral Service and was a Mentor to a lot of young men in the business. He was also considered an "Icon", Teacher, and a "Great Giant" in his profession. He was a lovely person and a wonderful husband. In 1993 he started driving Yellow Cab and became an independent driver owning his own cab #84. In 2013 he became the Manager of Walker's Mortuary of John's Island, South Carolina after the death of Mr. Christopher Walker one of his Mentors. He is a member of Nichols Chapel A.M.E. Church. His Class Leader was Ms. Evelina Mills. He was affiliated with the following organizations: South Carolina Funeral Directors & Mortician Association Inc., The National Funeral Director & Mortician Association Inc., Ancient Square Lodge #174, George Washington Carver Consistory 162, Arabian Temple #139 Shriner, and also a member of Elks, West Ashley Lodge #1721. John is survived by his devoted wife Blondell Pasley. His children, Mr. John A. Pasley Jr. (Terry), Mr. Jevan A. Pasley, Ms. Joy A. Pasley, Miss Janee A. Pasley (Peachy), Mrs. Monique J. Sheppard, Ms. Jacquetta Deas (Quetta), Mr. John Henry Simmons and Master Joshua Wright. Brother of Mrs. Nellie Mae Pasley Simpkins (Pani), Mrs. Janice Pasley Brown (Samuel), Rev. Marvin Pasley (Marietta-Pie), Ms. Annie Green, Mr. Richard Staggers (Mona Lisa), and the late Elizabeth McNeil (Nana), Sisters-in-law: Mrs. Mariam Hamilton (Harvey), Ms. Millicent Kelly, Ms. Joyce Gordon, Fredricka Whitfield, Ms. Mildred Fiall, Brothers-in- law: Mr. Junior Branch (Helen), and Mr. Wilson Branch (Betty), a host of grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. All Services will be Private. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Aug. 25, 2014