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.