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Freddie Lee Pearson was born on April 20, 1957, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana to Blenard and Azzie Lee Pearson. Even though Fred was the youngest of his siblings he quickly learned the value of relationships. He was a good son, and a caring brother and even kept his high school classmates connected through the years. After graduating from Arcadia High School in 1977 he moved to Dallas, Texas, and attended El Centro Community College.
Fred knew the Lord, his faith led him to God’s Holy Temple where he was ordained by his uncle, Bobby Pearson. Fred, a minister, and a dedicated church member could also carry a tune and was often teased by his cousin, Shun, as being the “Big Luther.” Fred enjoyed praising and singing for the Lord. He could move people with his voice whether it was singing or preaching. Fred, Eartha, and the praise team could go on forever. Never one to miss a beat, he made sure that the church experience was a lively one. You could count on Fred; those church doors would be open. His calling was serious work, if he was asked to preach, or just ‘say a word’ he never said no. He always paid his tithes; he always took care of the church and he always helped people. His commitment was unwavering.
Fred loved his family, he was a loving husband, married to his wife Brenda for 30 years. They built a wonderful family life and had one son, Freddie Jr. A devoted father, his bond with his children was a special one. Included in this loving family were his daughters Lisa and Andrea. Fred and his siblings were extremely close. Their relationship was strong, they loved coming together to eat, laugh, and have fun. Fred loved whatever his sisters, Tine and Cappy, cooked from greens to hot water cornbread; nothing was off limits. Larry, the comedian in the family, kept everyone holding their sides laughing.
Fred became a certified licensed mechanic. He could drive anything on wheels: limousines, mobile homes, charter buses, etc. including school buses where he even hauled his wife’s sports teams. Fred didn’t just drive, he became an entrepreneur, buying, fixing, and selling cars. Brenda would try to step in and teach Fred how to “Just say No!” but it didn’t work. This salesman loved what he did.
Fred, gracious, generous, loving, and kind, never hesitated when it came to helping others even when it meant going out of his way or traveling back home on a moment's notice. He loved school reunions, homecoming, and cooking at family gatherings.
Fred is preceded in death by his mother and father: Blenard and Azzie Lee Pearson and three siblings: Ola Marie, and Blenard Pearson, Ernestine “Tine” Smith.
He leaves to cherish memories to his wife: Brenda Kay Pearson of DeSoto, TX, Children: Andrea Jackson (Arthur), Lisa Pearson of Arlington, TX; Freddie Pearson of DeSoto, TX, One sister: Captola “Cappy” Smith of Arcadia, LA; Two brothers: Eddie Pearson, and Billy “Larry” Pearson (Ora) Arcadia, LA Five grandchildren: Aledra Pearson, Shauniedra Wafer, Keyson Pearson, Jiminia Pearson, Jur-nee Roberson of Arlington, TX, Four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.