On January 18, 2013, Patricia Ann Pearson passed away at home in Alexandria, VA in the arms of her loving husband after battling cancer for over 5 years. Trish was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois by her parents, Thomas James and Lilah May Clark. She received her B.A. in English and Sociology from Valparaiso University in Indiana where she met her life-long love and husband of over 44 years, Ronald W. Pearson. Trish's professional life included working on Capitol Hill for the late Congressman John Rousselot, being a full-time mother, and after the children were grown working at Bishop Ireton High School where she brought laughter and happiness to the students and coworkers through her Christian faith, humor, and kind heart. Her favorite and most important career, which spanned her lifetime, was being a loving, supportive wife to her husband; mother to Kathryn Caroline Pearson Tisdale and Ronald Clark Pearson; and Nanna to Kathryn and Travis Tisdale's two children, Tyler Ronald and Kinsey Caroline. Trish dedicated her life to raising, caring for, and supporting her family and took and gave great joy in this calling. Her return to God's embrace will be profoundly felt by her coworkers, friends, and family.
Visitations will be on Thursday, January 24 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home (1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302). The funeral service will be on Friday, January 25 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland (402 East Monroe, Alexandria, VA 22301). The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland Church, (mailing address) 1607 Dewitt Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301 (www.standrewandstmargaret.org) or Young America's Foundation, 110 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170 (www.yaf.org).
Ivy Hill Cemetery
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January 24, 2013
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Everly Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22302
Mass of Christian Burial
January 25, 2013
St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland Aglican Catholic Church
402 E. Monroe Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Ivy Hill Cemetery
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There will come a time when illness will be no more, and will live life in a peaceful new world. UNtil then get hold of the wonderful mememories that Patricia left to her precious family, and friends.Posted by: A friend Jan 27, 2013
In this age of disbelief in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, it is wonderful to know and become friends with Patricia as a Defender of the Faith. Together with her husband, Ronald, they were founding members of St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland, a church dedicated to the observance of the 1926 Book of Common Prayer of Scotland. She not only raised a wonderful family but gave of herself to found a place to worship Our Lord. We will miss you.Posted by: Dr. & Mrs Jay W. Gould III - Springfield,, VA Jan 24, 2013
Kathryn and Family
My prayers are with you all. You have many memories that will seem so special now. Enjoy them. I'm sending you all my heart felt love for the your family. Aunt Kimmie
We will always remember Trish with her beautiful smile and grace as well as her courage and loving devotion to her family, the Church, and God. We will remember her especially when we see and enjoy the company of several of her greatest gifts to this world: Kackey and Ronnie as well as Tyler and Kinsey.
Fr. Rob, Kittie, and Andrew Whitaker and St. John's Church in Virginia Beach, VAPosted by: The Rev. Robert Whitaker - Virginia Beach, VA - Friend Jan 24, 2013
Our thoughts are with Ron, Ronnie, and Kathryn at this time.Posted by: wayne & Judith Thorburn - Austin, TX Jan 22, 2013
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You were a great woman, and inspiration from what I've heard. I hope you continue to propose and project motivation and inspiration to women all over the world! God Bless you, and I will pray for you every day. I am so sorry that death took you quickly, but your spirit lives on!