‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Visitation

Crossfix Ministries Church (Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont, NC)
Wednesday October 20th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

View Details

Visitation


Wednesday October 20th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

View Details

Memorial Service

Crossfix Ministries Church (Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont, NC)
Wednesday October 20th, 2021
3:00pm

View Details

Memorial Service


Wednesday October 20th, 2021
3:00pm

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Earnest's visitation.


Earnest "Mike" Pearson Jr.

Earnest "Mike" Pearson Jr. also known as "Shine", 52, of Gastonia passed away on October 15, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on October 31, 1968 to Earnest "Mikey" Pearson Sr. and Sue Elliott Pearson. Mike was a graduate of South Point High School where he played football and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1987. During his career, Mike was a lineman for 38 years.  Outside of working, you could find him enjoying his time at the beach salt water fishing, or in the mountains, or rabbit hunting.

In addition to his parents, Mikey and Sue Pearson, survivors include his wife of 29 years, Kim Nichols Pearson; children, Kristin Pearson, Colin Pearson, and Abby Mae Pearson; sister, Connie Pearson; brother, Scott Pearson; and grandchildren, Bennett, Braylon, and Braxton.

A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Crossfix Ministries Church, 6131 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012 with Pastor Scott Lee officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Earnest Pearson Jr., please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

Uploaded seven photos Plus 4 more. Click to view all 7. View All Gallery Uploads

Mickey Pearson Oct 18 2021 12:00 AM

WOW, so sad to hear about this. I had Mike on my mind just last week and was going to try and reconnect with him. I have so many memories of Mike, most from our times together in school. Mike and I attended school together from elementary through high school. In elementary school he was always the fastest kid, even when he ran in his cowboy boots. We also played against one another in Little League baseball. Ill never forget some of the games we had against one another, and the time he truckedme during a play at home. I must say that I held on to the ball, and got him out, but Im not sure Id guard the plate again given the same opportunity. Mike always played hard, and made those around him tougher. Mike was a good friend, and always had your back. Im thankful our paths crossed at such an early age.

Chad Frye Oct 18 2021 12:00 AM

I will remember you for ever my Cousin. You were a good boy. The Fantastic cook. Loved your family. Fishermen, Hunter. And friend. I didn't get to see you a lot. But I loved you all very much. I am so happy you had the lat few weeks with your Family. And Mom and dad. Rest easy now. Love you.

Gale hinson Rogers Oct 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Earnest Pearson Jr.

Robin Rose Oct 17 2021 12:00 AM

Ronnie & I were re talking about all the great times we had rabbit hunting , sharing meals together & all the extra fun things we did together , please know that we praying for yall & well be here if yall need anything ,Ronnie & Robin

Robin Rose Oct 17 2021 12:00 AM

Ill always remember the great times, junior year I let Mike shave my head in my basement, my mom and Jeanie flipped. My mom always loved Mike and his redneck charm. And May 14, 1994 I almost missed my second date with my future wife because we were hanging out all day. To many good times to put here, but hell never be forgotten. R.I.P. Pearson

Tom Ruffalo Oct 16 2021 12:00 AM

Pearsaw as coach Ling would call him. We were playing West Meck. WM had a tackle who was a giant- something like 6-9 and 290lbs. That big fellas job was to get to Pearsaw every chance he had. After awhile i start hearing this crazy lunatic type laugh and Pearsaw is having the time of his life locking up with this monster. Every chance he got to him Mike would. Im sure that fella never forgot Ol Pearsaw and neither will I. Gonna miss you buddy.

Scott Mauldin Oct 16 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you so much for sharing a story about my dad he use to tell me all about his football days while we watched it every weekend. I really appreciate it more than youll ever know.

Abby Pearson Oct 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Earnest Pearson Jr.

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Oct 16 2021 12:00 AM

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM