Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

February 15, 2013

Irisca Toler Pearson

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Irisca Toler Pearson

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Irisca Toler Pearson, age 89, of 243 McLeod Street, Bluefield, Va., passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at her home with her daughter, Errica and grandson, Benoni by her side.

Sister Pearson was born in Armstead, Va., on February 18,1923, the seventh out of nine children she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Pearson; her son Benjamine Pearson; her great-granddaughter Michyala; and great-great-granddaughter Shaani; her parents Junious and Beatric Toler, three brothers and three sisters.

Left too cherish her memories are her two daughters: Rreewentha Leggett, Bluefield, W.Va. and Errica (David ) Martin, Bluefield, Va.; six grandsons: Sergeant Major Steven Smith, Pennsylvania, Howard Leggett Jr., Radford, Va., Benoni (Reninia) Martin (of the home) Bluefield, Va., Elisha Martin, Morgantown, W.Va., Demetrius and Michael Meeks, Bluefield, Va.; four granddaughters: Lawanna Pearson, Wilmington, Del., Irisca and Riqui Leggett, Bluefield, Va., Candice Pollard, Bluefield, Va.; two great -grandsons: DeLonnie and Rashsaan Pearson; eight great-granddaughters: Rreewentha Perry, Shenae Leggett, Keyana Pearson, Chyna and Paris Leggett, Titiana Joyce, Shontrell and Alexis Smith; three great-great-grandsons and four great-great-granddaughters; one brother Mickey Toler; one sister, Lola Toler; one God daughter, Eugenia Watson and one foster grandson, Dekota Witt; special foster daughter, Bessie Twyman and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sister Pearson was a 1975 graduate of Bluefield State, an Alpha Nu Zeta Phi Beta and Eastern Star and Herons of Jericho Lodge #3. She worked at Bluefield State in the Bookstore for several years; she retired later as a Reference Clerk in the Bluefield State Library. After retirement she went back to work as Lead Teacher for CASE Head Start.

Family was her most Loved Blessing from GOD, there was nothing like being a Wife, Mother, and Grandmother; she was known by all from the first to the fifth generation as “MOTHER”. Her second Love was her church Greater Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was a faithful member for over 43 years. She was appointed as an Usher, and she served in that position for almost as many years as she was a member; when she became too weak to usher, she would sit in the back at the Ushers desk overseeing.

Mother was experiencing dementia, her physical health was good, but a month ago we found out that she had pancreatic cancer (stage 3); to our surprise her time wasn’t long. As in Psalm 90:10 “THE DAYS OF OUR YEARS ARE THREESCORE YEARS AND TEN; (70) AND IF BE REASON OF STRENGTH THEY BE FOURSCORE YEARS (80), YET IS THEIR STRENGTH LABOR AND SORROW; FOR IT IS SOON CUT OFF AND WE FLY AWAY”; Mother was blessed to be given nine (9) years over the promise of GOD. During her last days she would say “I’M READY TO GO HOME”.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Greater Mount Zion Pentecostal Church with the Bishop Clarence Moore officiating. Entombment will follow in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30 until service time at the church.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Irisca Pearson.

 

1
Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Heather Nichole Morrison Heather Nichole Morrison

    Heather Nichole Morrison 25 of King, NC passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Wakeforest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard (Dick) Lee Brown Richard (Dick) Lee Brown

    Richard (Dick) Lee Brown was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Betty on January 15, 1947. Dick departed this life at the age of 66 on Monday, April 21, 2014, to join Jesus Christ his Savior.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kevin Lee Miller Kevin Lee Miller

    Kevin Lee Miller 52 of Flat Top went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
     

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Irene “Renee” Ruth Bunn  McClung Irene “Renee” Ruth Bunn McClung

    Irene “Renee” Ruth Bunn McClung, 80, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday April 22, 2014, at Summers Nursing and Rehab Center at Hinton, WV.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sarah Frances Melvin Pritt

     Sarah Frances Melvin Pritt, “Pat” “Nanny” “Grandma”, 72, of Princeton, formerly of the Springville and Tip Top communities, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

    April 24, 2014

  • James Frederick Cole James Frederick Cole

    James Frederick Cole 71 of Woods Ream Drive Raleigh, NC and formerly of Bluefield died Monday April 21, 2014 in a Raleigh, NC hospital.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  •  Paula Marie “Polly”  Richardson Burkhart Paula Marie “Polly” Richardson Burkhart

    Paula Marie “Polly” Richardson Burkhart 55 of 179 Charnell Way Bluefield, WV died Tuesday April 22, 2014 at her home.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  •  Robert L. Bennett Robert L. Bennett

    Robert L. Bennett 86 of 1401 Augusta Street Bluefield, WV died Monday April 21, 2014 at a Bluefield hospital.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kimberly Michelle Gillespie Kimberly Michelle Gillespie

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Oakley Kenneth Davidson

    April 23, 2014