PATRICIA A. PEARSON
On January 18, 2013, Patricia Ann Pearson passed away at home in Alexandria, VA in the arms of her loving husband after battling cancer for over 5 years. Trish was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois by her parents, Thomas James and Lilah May Clark. She received her B.A. in English and Sociology from Valparaiso University in Indiana where she met her life-long love and husband of over 44 years, Ronald W. Pearson. Trish's professional life included working on Capitol Hill for the late Congressman John Rousselot, being a full-time mother, and after the children were grown working at Bishop Ireton High School where she brought laughter and happiness to the students and coworkers through her Christian faith, humor, and kind heart. Her favorite and most important career, which spanned her lifetime, was being a loving, supportive wife to her husband; mother to Kathryn Caroline Pearson Tisdale and Ronald Clark Pearson; and Nanna to Kathryn and Travis Tisdale's two children, Tyler Ronald and Kinsey Caroline. Trish dedicated her life to raising, caring for, and supporting her family and took and gave great joy in this calling. Her return to God's embrace will be profoundly felt by her coworkers, friends, and family.
Visitations will be on Thursday, January 24 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home (1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302). The funeral service will be on Friday, January 25 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland (402 East Monroe, Alexandria, VA 22301). The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland Church, (mailing address) 1607 Dewitt Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301 (www.standrewandstmargaret.org
) or Young America's Foundation, 110 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170 (www.yaf.org