Denise Florence Pearson

Died: Thu., May 23, 2013

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 28, 2013
Location: Union Baptist Church Full Gospel Fellowship

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Denise Florence Pearson, 52, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa, on Thursday morning, May 23, 2013.

Born on April 18, 1961 in Fairfield, Iowa, she was the daughter of Leroy M. Smith Sr. and Velma M. Robinson. She married Jamie L. Pearson on June 22, 1985 in Burlington, Iowa.

Denise was a housewife. She enjoyed watching WWE professional wrestling on TV, taking photos with disposable cameras, the freedom of driving her car and frequenting the YMCA. She was a kind, generous, loyal, giving person who loved spending time with her family, often by solving word search puzzles with them. She was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Jamie L. Pearson of Burlington, Iowa; her mother, Velma M. Smith of Burlington, Iowa; her father, Leroy M. (Sheila) Smith Sr. of Fairfield, Iowa; one sister, Charity L. Smith of Fairfield, Iowa; two brothers, Marty K. Smith of Alexandria, Virginia and Jeffrey L. Smith of Chicago, Illinois; one niece of Stacia R. Smith of West Burlington, Iowa; one nephew, Jordan L. Smith of Burlington, Iowa; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Milton Smith Jr.

Memorial services for Denise Florence Pearson will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, Full Gospel Fellowship, Burlington, Iowa. Pastor Lawrence Manson and Freddie Starling will officiate. Interment of ashes will be at a later date. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the church. A memorial has been established in memory of Denise Pearson.

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Linda Robinson
   Posted Sat May 25, 2013
To my Aunt Velma and my cousins, Marty, Jeff, Stacia and have my deepest sympathy. I thank God, that I was able to stand in the gap Thursday morning for our family.

Kyle Chezum Harrison
   Posted Sun May 26, 2013
Leroy and Sheila-

I am very sorry to hear about Denise's passing. My thoughts are with you.

Sandra Harvey-Aiken
   Posted Mon May 27, 2013
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for Denises’ soul her family,
relatives and friends,
and for all who grieve known to you alone.

In company with her Ancestors
Who died and now live also in the spirit,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all their tears are wiped away.
Unite them all together again in one family,
to suffer no more forever and ever.


Kelli Jo Griffin
   Posted Mon May 27, 2013
To the Pearson/Smith Family,
I am so sorry for you loss. Denise was a wonderful person, and had the most caring heart of anyone I have ever known. I hope you find peace in the fact that she is in Heaven, and that you will one day see her again.

dan & shannon helmick
   Posted Mon May 27, 2013
Stacia,Jordan and family
Sorry for your loss

Anita Taylor
   Posted Tue May 28, 2013
Marty and family,
Our deepest condolences to you on the passing of your sister. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Billy and Anita Taylor

Donna Hamilton
   Posted Tue May 28, 2013
Marty and family,

Extending my deepest sympathy for you in your loss; and hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you. Although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of Denise that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. May you find strength in the love of your family and in the warm embrace of friends.

Donna Hamilton
Washington, DC

Matt Harris
   Posted Tue May 28, 2013
My deepest sympathy go out to your families. I will pray for your comfort in this time of need.

Laura Shibles
   Posted Tue May 28, 2013
Dear Marty and Family,
I am so very sorry about your loss. We are thinking of you everyday. We were thinking of you while you were driving to Iowa, Marty, with such a heavy heart. Now, you are in the loving arms of family! We are especially thinking of Denise's family on this day.
Laura Shibles and the Armstrong Elementary Staff

   Posted Tue May 28, 2013
So very sorry to hear of Denise's passing.
She was a very friendly happy person.
My thoughts are with you Velma. Hope you are holding up ok.

Kathy Murphy
   Posted Wed May 29, 2013
Marty and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family has been through a lot over the past few years. I hope you gather strength from knowing that others are thinking about you and sending prayers your way.

Herndon High School
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
Marty and Family,

During this time you and your family remain in the thoughts and prayers of Herndon High School.

tonya manning
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
My deepest condolences to you Jamie in the loss of your wife your friend your companion.I will trully miss her and her big hugs that she gave everytime i came to visit. RIH Denise!!! Tonya Manning

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