HENDERSON — Stephen Frank Pearson, 57, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

Born in England, he was the son of Barbara Sybil Pearson and the late Alan Richard Pearson.

Graduating from Monte Vista High School in 1981, he then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1983, where he would then become the first webmaster for the Army. He retired from the Army in 2003. He was a Mason, and also a member of the Order of the Marechavssee.

Some of his other major achievements were earning his doctor of global business leadership degree in June of 2019 and writing many forensic books. He was a master’s level professor at Utica College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mr. Pearson was the owner of HTCI, TFS, Pearson’s Holdings and Sadie’s Coffee Corner.

Surviving are his wife Amanda Catherine Pearson; two daughters, Tanika Larei-dawn Elkins and Mickayla Anne Pearson; one son, Corey Alan Pearson; two granddaughters, Zaniah La’Shay Mclean, and Giana Brianne Douglas; four grandsons, Giovanni Aleander Todd, Kamari Alan Pearson, Gabriel Lorenzo Todd, and Jahzir Shellie Long; and one sister, Elizabeth Anne Phipps.

Alongside his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Simon Richard Pearson, and a nephew, Timothy Richard Phipps.

A memorial service with military honors and Masonic rites will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Sossamon Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Ronald Cava.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, those planning to attend the service are asked to adhere to all CDC guidelines by wearing a face covering of some sort, and to practice social distancing.

Arrangements are by Sossamon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.sossamon funeralhome.com.

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