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Ruby M Burgess Pearson
Apr 27, 1943 to Nov 08, 2018


It is with great sadness that the family of Ruby Mae Burgess Pearson announce her transition from this life to her eternal resting place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her residence at the age of 75. Ruby was born on April 27, 1943 to the late Thomas “Poppa” Burgess, Sr. and Avie “Mumma” Burgess in Clarendon County. She attended the public school system of Sumter County where she earned her high school diploma. She went on to graduate from the Sumter Beauty College as a Cosmetologist. She also attended the University of South Carolina, Sumter, where she earned her training in Computer Science and Technology. Early on Ruby worked at Wards BBQ, her first job, as a cook. She went on to work at Becton Dickerson where she later retired after over 30 years of service. During that time, she also owned a successful beauty salon called Avis Style Center. Ruby was no stranger to hard work and dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She attended Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on numerous organizations including the Missionary Society, the YWA, senior choir and was affiliated with many other organizations and youth programs. Ruby married Herbert W. Pearson in 1962 when she was just 18 years old. They built a wonderful life together. Her reflections on her life were ones filled with much love and gratitude for being blessed and loved by so many. She enjoyed having family and friends around. She will be sadly missed and leaves to cherish in her memories: eight children, Ron (Doretha) Pearson, Blake Pearson, Larry (Dianne) Pearson, Darrell Burgess, Melissa Moses, Tonya Pearson all of Sumter, Patrick (Josephine) Pearson of San Diego, CA, Herbert (Donna) Pearson of Atlanta, GA; five sisters, Marie Martin, O’Dell Burgess, Lillie Vaughn, Shirley King and Shelby B. Carter; two brothers, Rommie Burgess and Willie H. Burgess (Joe Joe); twenty four grandchildren; thirty one great grandchildren; special friend, Magellan Arrington; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 1348 Genesis Road, Dalzell. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1 p. m. from the Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5401 Black River Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Clifton Witherspoon, pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 12 noon. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 12:20 p. m. Burial will be in the Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Churchyard Cemetery.
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