Dorothy May Jones was born to Harvey Pearson and Cleopatra Dalton on January 31, 1931, in Newhall, West Virginia. In 1948, Dorothy May Jones attended and was a proud graduate of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dorothy was employed as a waitress at the B & M restaurant and the Crawford Grill for ten years. At the age of 29, Dorothy suffered a massive stroke which forced her to learn the use of her motor, speech, and language skills through extensive therapy. Despite the stroke, Dorothy never let her health be a deterrent for continuing with her life. She managed to raise nine children in spite of her limits. Dorothy was the perfect example of ‘strength’. She demonstrated to everyone that you can have limits, but you are not limited. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Judith Bradley, and her son, Barry A. Pearson. Dorothy’s cherished memories are left to reside in her children, Linda S. Johnson, James E. Pearson (Susanne), Jeffrey H. Pearson, Rhonda L. Pearson, Robin A. Pearson (Melvin), Mark D. Pearson, John R. Pearson, and Cynthia J. Burns (Rodney), a host of grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great grandkids.
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