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Leverda "Peanut" Johnson Pierson

Staff report

Leverda "Peanut" Johnson Pierson, 74, of Paducah died at 3:58 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at her home.

She was a member of New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as chief usher.

She is survived by a son, Fredrick Lamont Pierson; a daughter, Maria Elizabeth Pierson Miller; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Watson of Rock Island, Illinois, and Vanessa Gail Blakemore of Paducah; six brothers, Luther S. Johnson Jr., Percy Johnson, Hildry Johnson and James Johnson, all of Paducah, Willie J. Johnson of Rock Island, Illinois, and the Rev. Larry O'Shea Johnson Sr. of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by one sister. Her parents were Luther Stanley Johnson Sr. and O.Z. Sherrill Johnson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Fred Ford and Larry O. Johnson Sr. officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Leverda Pierson.

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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