On May 30th, 2019, our heavenly Father dispatched His angels to Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip NY to escort His son Marion Van Pearsall to his eternal home.
His nephew Lester Pearsall was there everyday and night, along with his daughter Kym and they watched him take his last breath.
Marion Van Pearsall was born May 11th 1948 to the late Ida Mae Tucker & Hurbert Lee Pearsall Sr. In Union SC. At a young age Marion and his two brothers (the late Hurbert & Oscar Pearsall) moved to Huntington NY with their grandmother Momma Tucker after the passing of their mother.
While Momma Tucker worker multiple jobs providing for 3 boys, they had to look out for one another. The Pearsall boys grew to be young men, Marion graduated from Huntington High school in 1966. He then did a short tour with US Army discharged in 1971.
Shortly after returning to Huntington he met the love of his life, and the apple of his eye, Delois Mae Edwards. Married for over 50yrs until death did he part. This union produced 4 beautiful children, and the family lived in Huntington, Brentwood, and finally settled in Deer Park, NY.
Marion worked for the town of Huntington, in General Services, and worked his way to the Highway Department. Marion was the first black general foreman for the town of Huntington. He fought for the betterment of all, and with a group of his colleagues, they were able to open shut doors that were a times racially, and or politically motivated.
Marion loved to study his bible, debated the word of God, and studied African science, arts, and culture. He helped fund music ministries at other churches or where ever support was needed. He faithfully supported his son Cruz in his various sports activities. He loved to go to gospel programs as well as the movies with his son Jamal. The apple of his eyes were his grandsons Michael and Eddie. His ministry was to educate all with advice, as well as lend a helping hand at his church. He was baptized “in Jesus Name” in 1975. He was currently a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Wyandanch NY. Under the leadership of Rev. AG Chancelor. He served faithfully as an Usher until he took ill.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Delois Mae of Deer Park, NY, his four children, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 5 sister in laws, 2 brother in law. A host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Well done my good and faithful servant
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