Judith Ann Pearce, 69, of Ewing, IL left her earthly home and walked into the arms of her heavenly father on September 26, 2015.
Judy was born September 20, 1946 to James Edward and Dorothy Mae (Auten) Sullivan.
She became a Christian in June 1960 and followed Christ all her life. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Thompsonville, IL where she grew up.
She met the love of her life Gale Martin Pearce and they were married December 23, 1966. To this union were born two children Daron Scott (Debbie) Pearce, Ewing and Lisa Michelle, who died in infancy.
She is survived by her son Daron (Debbie) Pearce, of Ewing; a stepdaughter Vanessa Burgess, of Ewing; granddaughters Kaela Ann (Ben) Menson, of Columbus, IN, Allison Michelle Pearce, Daniel Lenevich, of Ewing and Amanda Nicole Harris, of Marion, IL; one sister, Brenda (Bill) Smith, West Frankfort; one brother Roger (Brenda) Sullivan, Thompsonville; nieces and nephews Kevin (Kendall) Smith, Thompsonville, Kenny (Denise) Smith, Thompsonville, Kim (Matt) Rains, West Frankfort, John (Shasta) Sullivan, Carmi, IL, Sheila (Aaron) Smith, Lakeland, FL; great nieces and nephews Leanna, Kenlee, Kenise, Kolby, Koty, Brogan, Hunter, Dallas, Bryson, Easton, Ian and Kaylee. She is also survived by aunts, cousins and a host of friends.
Judy and Gale were members of Williams Chapel Church, in Ewing where Judy was Sunday School teacher, church treasurer and song leader until its closing. They now attend Oasis Community Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg, IL.
Gale and Judy and Daron and Debbie own and operate Rend Lake Antique Mall and Southern Illinois Auction at Ina. Gale and Judy are retired farmers.
Judy was a member of Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, in West Frankfort and Franklin County Tourism, in Benton. She adored her children and granddaughters. She loved spending time with family and friends.
Judy was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Michelle, her mother Dorothy Sullivan, father-in-law and mother-in-law Falgar and Lillie Pearce, grandparents Earl and Esta Sullivan and Mamie and Holloway Auten and aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 30 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, in Benton, IL with Pastor Gary Clark officiating. Visitation will be at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. and after 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be at Thurmond Cemetery, in Ewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Baptist Children’s Home, in Carmi.