Mary Pearson

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Mary Roper Pearson, 80, passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 4, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family.

Born on Oct. 26, 1934, Mary was a native of Kings Mountain, daughter of the late Mamie King Roper and William Ivy Roper.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters Lorena Roper Falls and Ivory Roper Nolen, two brothers,
Horace Nel-son Roper and William Ivy Roper, Jr. and her beloved grandson, Richard "Clark" Stowe Jr. She was a homemaker and attended Christ Worship Center and loved her church family dearly. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family and loved spending time with them.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Lafayette Pearson, Kings Mountain; daughters, Connie Pearson Stowe and husband Richard and Cindy Pearson, both of Kings Mountain; son, Bobby Pearson and wife Traci, Kings Mountain; two grandchildren, Carrie Stowe Hoffman and husband Wesley and Alayna Pearson, both of Kings Mountain; two great-grandchildren, Landon Stowe and Layne Hoffman, both of Kings Mountain; four brothers, Paul, Don and Mike Roper, all of Kings Mountain, Jim Roper, Brevard; two sisters, Margaret Roper Payne, Kings Moun-tain, Mildred Roper Shytle, Blacksburg, S.C.; sister-in-law, Betty Roper, Kings Mountain.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Maney and Tim Barrett officiating.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain.

Memorials may be made to Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

A guest register is available at

Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Funeral Home

Harris Funeral Home, Inc.
108 South Piedmont Ave.  Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 739-2591

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 6, 2014