South Alabamian

Elizabeth Ann Martin Pearson

Elizabeth Ann Martin Pearson, 75, of Leroy, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Sept. 9, 1943 to Vera Adelle Wilkinson Martin and Harold Dee Martin in Mineral Wells, Texas. She retired as the court administrator for the Mobile County Court System and was an active member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy. She enjoyed sewing, painting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Regardless of her personal challenges, she was always present to support her grandchildren in their many activities. She was a special woman who loved her family with her whole heart, unconditionally. What a beautiful void she leaves for all who love her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Harold Dean Martin and Jerry Nolan Martin.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Richmond Pearson; children, Lindee Adelle (Bubba) Gartman, Lee Elizabeth Pearson, Kathryn Bowling Pearson and Martin Richmond Pearson; grandchildren, Jessica Gartman, Paige Gartman (Johnny), Paul (Meg) Gartman, William Gartman, Jade Gartman and Elizabeth “Ella” Pearson; great-grandchildren, Jaylyn Thomas, Lainey Moseley and William Gartman II; sisters-in-law, Dell Martin and Brenda Martin; sister, Linda Martin (Mac) McDonell; honorary grandchildren, Drake Keith and Brookelyn Keith, along with many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 26, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Jennifer Gregory and Spencer Turnipseed officiating. Interment followed the service at Bowling Family Cemetery, 24690 County Road 34, Leroy, AL with Lathan Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers were Charlie Alexander, Martin Alexander, Paul Gartman, William Gartman, Ken Johnson, Dean Martin, Jason Webster and Tony Webster.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 785 Carson Rd., Leroy, AL 36548.

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