T Kay Pearson

T Kay Pearson

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – T Kay Pearson, 73, of Santa Maria, Calif., died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Celebration of life services were held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, 1003 E. Stowell Road, Santa Maria, Calif., and will be in April in Mansfield.

Kay was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Monticello, the daughter of Ward Wellington Edwards and Inez Marie (Marvel) Edwards. Ms. Pearson moved to California in the 1960s after graduating from Mansfield High School. She received her beautician license from Marinello School of Beauty.

Kay married Anthony Edward Pearson in April 1971, and shortly after, they celebrated the birth of their daughter, Donna Kay Pearson. Kay spent 25 years as a hairdresser, including owning her own shop in Bellflower, Calif. She spent eight years working in a beauty supply story and then moved on to a dental office. She retired in 2007 from Delta Dental PMI.

Kay was an Elvis fan and member of the Jailhouse Rockers for 13 years. She even made the pilgrimage to Graceland once.

Our hearts are heavy with loss, but we celebrate the importance of a loving mother and grandmother. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Randy and Donna Beal; her grandchildren, Paige and Wyatt; her brothers and spouses, George and Wilma Edwards of DeLand, Hobart and Norma Edwards of Mahomet, Jim and Linda Edwards of Bloomington; sisters, Jean Edwards and Cleta Dotson of Santa Maria, Calif.; 10 nieces and nephews, 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ginny; and brother, Robert.

Online condolences may be left for the family at https://healgrief.org/t-kay-pearson/. Mailed condolences can be sent to the Beal Family at 9191 Stacy Anne Terrace, Santa Maria, CA 93455.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.