OBITUARY

Dr. Mildred M. Pearson

June 14, 1965October 8, 2020

Dr. Mildred Pearson, age 55, of Oakland, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Mildred was born June 14, 1965 in Memphis, TN.

A visitation for Dr. Mildred Pearson will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at M.J. Edwards F.H. Stage Road Chapel, 4445 Stage Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38128. A funeral service will occur Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM, 4445 Stage Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38128. An interment will occur Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Memphis Memorial Cemetery, 3700 Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN 38133.

At the request of the family there will not be a repast following the services for Dr. Pearson. The family thanks everyone for the love and support during their time of bereavement.

Services

23 October

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

M.J. Edwards F.H. Stage Road Chapel

4445 Stage Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38128

24 October

Funeral Service

10:00 am

M.J. Edwards F.H. Stage Road Chapel

4445 Stage Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38128

Memories

Dr. Mildred M. Pearson

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Fern Kory

October 22, 2020

Mildred was so full of life and put so much positive energy into the world. What a legacy of love❣️ But sad loss for all of us whose lives she touched.

Wanda Kay Robinson

October 22, 2020

Dr. Pearson was one of a kind, with determination to make her mark in this world. And she certainly did just that! I feel blessed to have known her during her time at EIU. I'll never forget her.

I pray for her friends and family to feel God's peace and comfort during this difficult time. I hold you close in my thoughts and prayers.

With love,
Wanda Kay Robinson

Heidi Larson

October 22, 2020

I am so saddened to hear this news. Mildred was someone who I and many others called friend. Her smile lit up a room, hallway or office. Please know she did BIG things here on campus and in our community. Mildred was someone who changed so many lives. I will be praying for comfort and peace for all of you during this difficult time. With care, Heidi

Sace Elder

October 22, 2020

Sending Mildred's family and friends my deep condolences for their loss. Mildred was a wonderful colleague and professor and a tireless advocate for her students. I felt especially connected to her as a fellow Memphian. While she was at EIU, she spoke often of her family in Tennessee and had been eager to return home upon retirement. Mildred made a difference in this world with her rare spirit, her sense of humor, and her warm smile.

Catherine Polydore

October 22, 2020

I am beyond shocked to hear of this news. Dr Pearson was a friend and mentor. In fact, she was the person that my children's school would call if they couldn't get a hold of me. We spoke for endless hours, went on weekends in Chicago together, laughed together, cried together. Dr Pearson cared about education, and children. A strong advocate against bullying, she spearheaded an annual conference to teach others about the atrocities of bullying, and the importance of adopting an anti-bullying culture. She was loved and respected by many, she inspired many more. She did everything with grand style. I still find it hard to read of a spirit so full of life, so vibrant has been cut short. May your beautiful light live in the lives of those you've touched forever. Hope you get to reunite with your love.

Angela Yoder

October 22, 2020

Mildred was a joyful, exuberant human being whose spirit was so uplifting to me and everyone who knew her. I never crossed paths with her where I didn't walk away feeling better about the world. Her smile lit up every room and often cheered me in the hallway when we would holler with delight at the mere sight of one another. Her excitement for education, inclusiveness, and mentoring was contagious, and in fact, she inspired me to be a better professor and human being.
I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Mildred was so loved and celebrated. She touched the lives of so many individuals, from children in schools to the adults who work with them. May you be comforted with the knowledge of her deep and lasting positive impact on her profession and everyone around her. She was cherished and will be deeply missed.
Blessings,
Angela Yoder
Eastern Illinois University

Laretta Henderson

October 22, 2020

On behalf of the College of Education at Eastern Illinois University where Dr. Pearson was a Professor in the Department of of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education, I send heartfelt condolences to the family. Dr. Pearson changed the lives of many students at EIU and shared her joy and friendship with the faculty and staff. We are sorry to hear of her passing.

Dean Laretta Henderson
College of Education
Eastern Illinois University

Rebecca Pappoe

October 20, 2020

Dr. Mildred Pearson was a very intelligent and loving person! She was a strong woman and I admired her for that! I am so blessed to have known her! She was my 8th grade English teacher at Rogers Middle School in Spencer, Oklahoma! She also allowed me to be her teacher's aide during that year! She introduced me to one of my best friends for life!! Dr. Pearson had a love for people! God really used her in a mighty way. I remember we last spoke about 5 years ago she gave me encouragement! She will truly be missed.. Love you Mrs. "P".. Rest well!!!
Your forever student Pappoe!!!

Michael Babcock

October 19, 2020

I'm so saddened to hear of Dr. Pearson's passing. I always enjoyed the time I spent with and around her. She was a positive presence and provided comfort and support to her students. I created this video a handful of years ago that helped capture her spirit as I knew her.

https://vimeo.com/155885696

Much
love to you all, she was a gem.

Michael Babcock

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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