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Ollie Mae Pearson, 95, widow of Marion Pearson, was called to her eternal home on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Sumter East Health and Rehab Center, Sumter. Born April 26, 1925 in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Lucious Yates and Maggie Lue Butler-Scarborough. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County. At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, where she was a faithful member of the Women’s Mission Society. She was affiliated with several neighborhood organizations and spent countless hours serving the community. Whether it was keeping children, sitting with the elderly, caring for the sick or feeding the hungry, she always managed to be of good service to those in need. She leaves to cherish her memories: her great grandson, Laquan Wilson; adopted sister, Allean Jennings; adopted daughters, Patricia (Edward) Byrd and Mary “Ninny” Giles; stepdaughter, Bessie Rhee Mitchell; grandsons, Nathaniel (Wanda) Pearson and Manzie Lovely; a host of great granddaughters, adopted great grandsons, extended family members, other relatives and friends. In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitations at the home, 3047 Woodrow Road, Woodrow. Visitation for family and public viewing will be from 3:00 – 6:00 p. m., Saturday, October 31, 2020 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 p. m., Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Cooksfield Cemetery, J D Herriot Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Dr. Ralph L. Brown, Pastor of Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Officiating. The procession will leave from the home at 1:30 p. m.

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