James Everette Pearson (1927 - 2018)

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James Everette Pearson
11/02/1927 - 06/19/2018
James Everette Pearson was born on November 2, 1927 in Lakeland, Florida, to Victor Monroe Pearson and Audrey Cooper Pearson. He died peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Port Orange, Florida. Everette is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Polly Mincy Pearson, brother Maurice (Irma) Pearson, sons Gary (Debbie) Pearson, Rick Pearson and daughter Martha Pearson; step children Jean (John) Isom, Maggie (Rand E.) Morgan, Larry (Cathi) Nelson, Bill (Cyndi) Mincy, Mark (Luisa) Mincy, Holly Mincy, 23 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Everette was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Bette Raines Pearson; his second wife Dot Nelson Pearson; brothers Elvin and Paul Pearson and sister Alice Pearson Harris, great-granddaughter Cora Cuda and grandson Seth Pearson. After graduating from Mainland High School in 1945, Everette joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed for three years in San Diego, CA. He returned to Daytona Beach and joined his family's business, Pearson's Grocery, which opened in Daytona in 1937. Everette and his brother, Elvin, purchased the business from their father and built a new store, laundry, and drug store on Orange Avenue. After retiring in 1985, Everette extended his favorite activity, traveling. He cruised around the world twice, camped, RVed and visited 96 countries and all 50 United States. His favorite place to spend time was Alaska. Everette has been a faithful follower of Christ since childhood. He served as a deacon at Beville Road Church of Christ, and has been an active member at the Holly Hill Church of Christ since 1994. His example has inspired many, and his hospitality has been extended to thousands of people. His Bar-B-Q skills are renowned, and no one ever left his home hungry. He taught generations of local children how to water ski and fished them out of the lake when they failed. He was straight spoken, treated his customers fairly, and loved his family dearly. He will be missed by all who knew him, and his loved ones look forward to a reunion with him in heaven. Everette, have a lovely day! Visitation will be 9 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Holly Hill Church of Christ, 1725 Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL, with services to follow at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Everette to Mt. Dora Christian Home and Bible School, 301 West 13th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from June 20 to June 23, 2018
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