Cecil Ray Pearson

Cecil Ray Pearson, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Baldwin Healthcare Center.

He had been a resident of the Baldwin Healthcare Center. He was born March 27, 1930, to Paul and Maggie Esther Dunn-Pearson.

He lived in North Lawrence most of his life, and made his living as a truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the North Lawrence Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Meldean Hicks-Pearson.

He leaves behind 3 brothers; Stanley of Milton, Florida, Murvin of Springfield, Missouri, and Arnold of Lawrence; three sisters, Nadine Young of Springfield, Missouri, Aleen Barnes of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Jenice Easum of Lawrence; and 4 step-children, Connie, Steve, and Richard McMillin of Lawrence, and Mark McMillin of Lecompton.

Mr. Pearson was cremated.

Messages & Condolences

From Cathie Pearson...

It was a pleasure knowing Cecil. He was married to my Aunt Meldean, and they were very happy together. When she passed, he missed her so very much. I want to thank Richard (Danny) for caring for Cecil, until Cecil had to be put in a nursing home. The nurses at Baldwin Health Care Center told Murvin and me that Cecil was their favorite resident, always making them laugh with his jokes and good humor. Murvin and I had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving day and Christmas, Easter and the 4th of July with Cecil at BHCC in 2010, and we traveled from Springfield to see him, as often as possible in ’11. He had a good memory of days gone by, when he was a kid in Arkansas, and loved to talk about those days, and about the short trips he and Meldean took together. Murvin and I will miss Cecil. I was blessed to have known him. To his siblings, step-children (who are my cousins), and to his freinds, I send my sincere sympathy.

From Iris and Joe Dresch...

So sorry to hear of Cecils passing. I’ll never forget how he pronounced my name. How he always was so cheerful and glad to see ya. Rest in peace, Cecil!

From Roger and Gail Ryan...

We want to say how sorry we are for your loss. He will be greatly missed by those who love him.
I have known Cecil all my life, because he was a close friend of my Dad, Donald Athey.
Roger Ryan my husband worked at the same company as Cecil driving tanker trucks in the early, 1980’s. They became great friends.
Cecil taught me to play the guitar when I was a child. He always sang and played Jimmy Crack Corn.
His infectious laugh, and his great humor will always be remembered by both of us.
We loved Cecil, and we will miss him. He will always be in our hearts and minds.
Roger and Gail Ryan

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