Juanita Delores "Nita" Pearson, 66, of Apison, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.She was born on June 6, 1947 to Roy and Viola Schroeder. She will forever be remembered as one who loved her family and her grandchildren very much.She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Schroeder; and one sister Judy Jones. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 44 years, William Pearson; four children, Billie Jean Massey (Kevin), Cristina Segarra (Angel), Laura Pearson, Megan Swink (Tony); her mother Viola Schroeder; three sisters, Nancy Johnson (William), Linda Gibson (Jerry), Tammi Daniel (Darrell), four grandchildren, Tyler Segarra, Jaden Segarra, James Swink, and Benjamin Swink. In addition to these, she also leaves behind several extended family members and friends.A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 12, 2013, at Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 11421 Bates Road, Apison, TN 37302. The family will receive friends after the service.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to The Apison SDA Pathfinder Club Pathfinder Assistance Account. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1551 Collegedale, TN 37315.You are invited to share a personal memory of Nita or your condolences with her family at her online guestbook located at www.companionfunerals.com.Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Pearson family with these arrangements.