Doris Tao-Jamelle Pearson

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Doris Tao-Jamelle Pearson

October 13, 1980 - October 31, 2018

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.
Published on November 6, 2018
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Pat and Rhonda Long
Nov 13, 2018
I worked with Tao at Training Wing 6, onboard NAS Pensacola FL, in the Air Force Liaison Office. It was one of my favorite assignments. And one of the main reasons is because of Tao. She was smart, professional and cared about her team and our customers. God bless us by sharing life with such an awesome person.
Robert & Myrna Buttacavoli
Nov 11, 2018
We are so sadden to hear the news of your daughter's passing. I can remember last it was yesterday when you were talking about the trip that you and Mike went on with your daughter. I know it is hard, and things will be different. But just remember is in a better place, she is at peace with no more pain. May God, and his Angel's wrap their loving arms around her, and may God be with you and your family during yourgrieving, as well as long after. God Bless you. Your Friends, Rob & Myrna Buttacavoli🙌
Ronald and Dolores Puplava
Nov 10, 2018
Mike and Doris, the passing of Tao, will certainly leave a void in the family, but we can rest assured that our Angel received her wings to the Promised Land. Tao was a beautiful Daughter, Mother, Sister, and Friend. Let's look forward to joining her someday in HEAVEN.
Margaret and Sidney Brown
Nov 09, 2018
Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with Cathy, Ronnie and the family.
The Brown Family
Cordova, TN
Uncle Paul & Auntie Phyllis Johnson
Nov 07, 2018
Tao we love you so much, but we know that God loves you best. Rest in His arms and we will see you in the morning!
Doris Doty
Nov 07, 2018
Tao baby- my sunshine all the days of your life. You always said we were “ride or die,” now I ride on and my heart will never be the same again. I love you forever. Momma.