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Janice Bray Pearson

October 2, 1932 October 2, 2018
Janice Bray Pearson
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Obituary for Janice Bray Pearson

Janice Bray Pearson, 86, of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Methodist Medical Center. She was born and raised in Bemis, TN on October 2, 1932. She graduated from J. B. Young High School and then Lambuth College with a degree in education in 1953. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Elma and Johnnie Bray; her devoted husband, Kirk O’Neal Pearson; her oldest brother, Maj. Joe Bray, US Army, Retired and one great niece, Anna Bray Conder. She is survived by one brother, Charles Bray and wife G. G. Bray of Jackson, TN; one niece, Emily (Mark) Vernick of Seminole, FL; nephews, Bobby Joe (Erin) Bray of Kensington, MD, and John Bray of Bemis, TN and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Janice and Kirk moved to Oak Ridge in the 1950’s. Kirk was a retired engineer with Y-12. She taught in the Oak Ridge public school system for over 30 years. She attended First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and was a talented member of the choir. Janice and Kirk traveled extensively. She loved her friends and neighbors and her bridge games. The family expresses great gratitude to her loyal and devoted caretakers, Shirley Harris, Cynthia Hall, Jasmine Harris, Tara Slayton, David Allen, Terry Elliot, Liz Enix, Jamica Johnson and her physical therapist Scott Weir, along with her neighbors and special friends, Shirley and Rodger Sharp. The family would also like to express their thanks to the staff at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and Amedisys Hospice and Home Health. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:30pm at First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. The funeral will begin at 1:30pm and the burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, Music Program, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

6

Oct

12:00 PM 10/6/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 10/6/2018 1:30:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge
1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Saturday

6

Oct

1:30 PM 10/6/2018 1:30:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Burial to follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Meet at the cemetery in the Masonic Garden.

First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge
1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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