Johnella Mae Pearson, age 91, of Hammond, IN., passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
Johnella is survived by her children: Mary (John) Hall, Annie Ruth Pearson, John Pearson, Deborah Pearson, Annette Pearson, Marietta Pearson, David Pearson, Timothy Harper and Latricia Harper (Elliot) Staples; 29 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; siblings: Cora Mae Mann, Willie Louis (Linda) Miller, Willie Kate Council and Horace Mitchell. Johnella was preceded in passing by her parents: Arthur and Katherine; her husband, Henry Louis Pearson; her children: James Pearson, John Henry Pearson and Dorothy Hall; 3 grandchildren; siblings: George Mitchell, Otha B. Mitchell, Annie Mae Mitchell, Ella Mae Mitchell, John Samuel Miller, Norma Jean Brown, Sarah Ruth Dokes, Mable Wheeler and Martha Miller.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:00 AM at LaHayne Funeral Home 6955 Southeastern Ave. Hammond, IN 46324. Cremation will follow. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at LaHayne Funeral Home.
Johnella was born December 20, 1929 in Tennessee. She gave birth to 12 children, 3 of them preceding her in passing. She had a passion to take care of everyone. She treated everyone as though they were own children and never passed judgement to faults. A lot of people referred to her as "mom" because of the unconditional love she gave. Mom loved to travel and always kept her bags packed and was always ready to go! Her cooking was phenomenal and never had to use anything to measure as she did all by look and feel. Johnella had an energetic personality which made people naturally gravitate to her. Her contagious smile would light up any room, and never met a person she did not like. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren who lovingly called her "Grandma Dynamite".
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