Helen Foster Pearson

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Helen F. Pearson lived a very active and full life. She was born in Omar, West Virginia on October 7, 1933. She was the sixth child to Lawson and Geneva (Shelton) Foster. At the age of thirteen, following the death of her father, Helen and her family relocated to Columbus, Ohio. There she attended South High School.

Life was good growing up in Columbus, she had a loving Christian mother and a strong sibling bond. The Foster children were raised with a strong sense of community and hard work. Upon departing from South High School, Helen married her high school sweetheart Robert L. Pearson, and they began their young family. They welcomed their daughter, Charlene R. (Pearson) Womack and second child Robert L. Pearson, Jr. Amongst being a wonderful mother Helen loved God. She and her family joined Hosack Street Baptist Church where she remained active in the church for many decades.

Helen gave many years of service to the City of Columbus Food Service Production Center. Upon retiring she found time to do the things she loved such as cooking for family and friends, gardening, traveling, and volunteering at local food pantries. Because of her strong sense of community Helen was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and former Board Member of the Southside Settlement House. In her later years, Helen found a new church home, Power for Change Community Church where she served as Mother of the Church.

Helen leaves behind many to cherish her memory, her loving daughter Charlene R. Womack, her faithful grandson De’Shawn (Julia) Womack, and the joy of her life her devoted granddaughter Danyel Baker, great grandchildren Malaysia Womack, De’Shawn Womack Jr., Justine Womack, and Manuel Reyes, surrogate great granddaughter Sadie Bailey, dearest and beloved goddaughters Shelia (Donley) Kidd and Rachel Markels, loving niece Debbie (Eugene) Griffin, special friend Mrs. Lilly Cleveland, as well as her three fur babies Lucci, Maui, and Cloud.

She is preceded in death by her son Robert L. Pearson Jr., parents, Lawson and Geneva Foster, siblings Mary Hairston, Nathaniel Foster, Ruby Thompkins, Sarah Ann Foster, Hattie Godfrey, Thomas Foster, Barbara J. Cook, Curtis Foster, Travina Linville, Lawson Foster, Jr., and Claudia Crawford.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Power For Change Community Church, 106 Delray Road 43207.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother.



  4. Let me express my deep sympathies at your loss. May the peace of God bring your family comfort in your grief. Dorothy Ragland

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother went home but I know my mother and Miss Bernice are glad to see her since they use to talk every day. My sympathy to the Pearson and Foster families. May you have joy and great memories forever in your heart. Love to all. Connie Carroll.

  6. Mother Helen,
    It was a pleasure meeting you and talking to you. You will be missed, your beautiful smile and your kind words. We send our condolences to your daughter and family.
    Your neighbor.
    Al and Charlotte Young

  7. Pastor Charles and CoPastor Darlene Harvey

    We offer our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers for the the family and friends of Mother Helen Pearson.
    She served faithfully at Power for Change Community Church for many years as she was able and we will greatly miss her.
    Please be comforted by the wordsnof Jesus in John 11:25 — “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live…”

    My God Bless, Comfort and Keep you.

  8. Our deepest condolences to the family. Ms. Helen will be truly missed.

    Rhonda Mckay and Family

  9. Deborah Johnson-Reid

    Sending Prayers of comfort, strength and peace to the family as you travel through the season of grief.

  10. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.

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