Doris Tao-Jamelle Pearson


Doris Tao-Jamelle Pearson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Duke University Hospital-Medical Cancer Center in Durham, North Carolina.
A native of Anderson, Tao confessed Christ at an early age and attended Christ Temple Apostolic Church. In July, 2018 she was medically retired from the United States Air Force after holding the rank of Master Sargent.
Tao's greatest joy was being a mother, as well as reading, traveling, watching movies and spending time with family and assisting others.
Tao leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted husband of four years, Jakedrick Pearson; daughter, Doris Samara Portillo; son, Omar Eli Portillo; stepdaughter, Xaria Alexandra Pearson; her mother, Doris (Mike) Doty; her father, Thomas Johnson; brothers, Bobby Cotton II, T. Bryce (Kelli) Johnson, Stanton Gavia, Kevon Johnson and Jeffery Johnson; sisters, Karen Sue Johnson, Michelle Muied and Tracy (Raymond) Jordan; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Tao's Life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at L.C. May Funeral Service, 2024 S. Madison Ave., Anderson.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
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Published on November 6, 2018
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