Leland Jay Pearson, 47, of Petersburg, died at 6:38 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on May 14, 1972, in Bloomington, IL to Milton Eugene and Sue Ann (Sosamon) Pearson. He married Cindy George on April 15, 2012 and she survives.
Also surviving are one son, Phoenix Pearson of CO; three step-children, Joseph (Kacia) George of Springfield, Brian George of Riverton and Jake Knoles of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Bentley and Grace George, Ellie and grandson Beau Matthew Pearson on the way; mother, Sue Ann (Ronnie) Harsha; father, Milton (Denise) Pearson; one sister, Michelle (Ryan) Zoler; one half-brother, Lance Pearson of Gibson City, IL; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sosamon and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside Service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Please meet at the Monument Avenue gates at 12:45 pm to process back to the graveside together.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Hope.
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