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Wyntear Delores (Brown) 'Juanita' Pearson

November 11, 1935 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 84)

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“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved,

we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”     

~ II Corinthians 5:1


     On Monday, November 11, 1935, Wyntear (Juanita) Delores Brown Pearson,  was born to the loving care and parentage of the late James Washington Brown and Gracie Laurel Kelly Brown. While being reared in Brunswick County, Virginia, Juanita received her formal education from the James Solomon Russell School. 

     ‘Nita’ and ‘Aunt NuNu’, as she was affectionately called, was baptized in 1946 and joined the Poplar Mount Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, Virginia, under the leadership of Reverend E. D. Harrell. 

     Later in life, Juanita met the love of her life, James C. Pearson and they united in Holy Matrimony on October 20, 1961. Although no children were born to this union; she was very instrumental in rearing her nieces and nephews. She held a special place in her heart for children and could be found supporting children by sending monetary contributions to Saint Jude’s Hospital for those children who were critically ill. 

     “Love is not put in our hearts to stay, Love is not love until you give it away!” Juanita gave love to her family, especially her sisters, who she called daily to check on their well being. She also had a strong passion for ordering from QVC shopping network, watching television (daytime stories, Judge Judy, 12 O’clock News and her Westerns), fishing and sitting on the porch talking with their friends at the Belford Commons, where she resided. 

     “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness” and on Sunday, October 11, 2020, while in the serenity of her home, Juanita finished her race and received her crown. A crown that was not given to the swift nor the strong, but to one that endureth to the end. 

     “Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day. In that land, they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away.” We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that he would wipe all tears from our eyes: sisters, Rebecca Otelia B. Atkins and Grace Elizabeth B. Gillus (William) both of Emporia, Virginia; nieces, Shelia Daniels (Herbert) of Clearwater, Florida and Bishop Juanita B. Jefferson (her name sake); nephews, Deacon William L. Brown of Emporia, Virginia, Deacon Willie Gillus, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Minister Bradford Gillus (Amanda) of Lawrenceville, Virginia and Jamie (Rosie) Atkins of Charlotte, North Carolina; twelve great-nieces, six great-nephews; eight great-great nieces; ten great-great nephews; a host of cousins and friends. 

 ~ Respectfully Submitted,

The Family


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Pearson's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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October 14, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Graveside Service
October 15, 2020

12:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Forest Lawn Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

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