Claudette Pearson departed this life on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the age of 69. She was born December 7, 1940 in Harvey West Virginia to Clauselle Ulysses Richardson and Bertha Vivian Woods Richardson. The family relocated to Huntington which is where she attended school and Calvary Baptist Church. Claudette graduated from Douglass High School in 1958 where she was voted most popular and served as Home Coming Queen. She met her former husband, Meredith Gene Pearson at Douglass HS and together they had six children.
In 1964 the family moved to Staten Island, New York. She worked as a nurses aide and did domestic work. After spending many years in NY, in 1996 she returned to Huntington, her home.
Claudette is preceded in death by her parents, her son Sheldon Gene Pearson and her Aunt and Uncle Inez and Bill Hickman with whom she lived with during her formative years upon the death of her mother when she was a young child.
She leaves to cherish her memory five children: Arttimeche Pearson-Lee (George Lee), Reginald Dion Pearson (Linda), Alicia Renell Pearson Oluwole (Olukayode Oluwole), Kevin Lamar Pearson and Dawnetta Pearson (Charles Sutton); her step-son Anthony Patterson, her brother Albert Richardson, her cousin Harriet Louvenia Hickman; seven grand-children: Girard Maurice Lee, Nathaniel Alan Lee, Georgia Danielle Lee, Cassandra Pearson, Victoria Renee Oluwole, Jurelle Simone Sutton, Olujimi Olajide Oluwole and a great grand-daughter Jasmine Leilani Lee as well as a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was kind and loved by many. Her passing is a personal loss to all who knew her.
Services will be 1:00PM Wednesday, April 5, at Callender Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.