Rose Pearson, wife of Rev. James Pearson who "spent seven great years in Calhoun County as pastor of First Baptist Church," died Saturday, April 1, at 1:00 a.m. in The Medical University Hospital of South Carolina.

Rose was born May 28, 1949 in Clay, West Virginia to Densil and Anita Legg. She was a graduate of Clay High School and the West Virginia School of Christian Studies of The West Virginia Baptist Convention, with additional hours and an Associates Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

While in Calhoun county Rose was the first director for the children's day care center at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

Rose was living in Myrtle Beach, where she and Jim had retired last July. However, she had gone back to work and was serving on the staff of Timberlake Baptist Church as children's minister.

She leaves behind her husband Jim, daughter Beth, and her two children Holly and Andrew, as well as son Mark and his two children Jacob and Brandy.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Goshen cemetery at Kentuck, WV in Jackson county and a "Celebration Of Life" service will follow in the Grass Lick Baptist Church of Kenna.

In place of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the church library or local public library and that Gideon Bibles be given in her memory.


Jim and the children wish to extend a very special thanks to Barbara Lay and her staff at Minnie Hamilton for giving Rose such a tremendous opportunity and for the excellent care she received, especially through the ER of that facility.

A special thanks also goes to Bill Ellis, who at the time of her need served as an EMT-P, and for all of those members of Calhoun EMS. Rose was often a passenger on their ambulance.

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