Evelyn Driver Pearson

Evelyn Driver Pearson

Evelyn Driver Pearson, age 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 4.

A long-time resident of Calera, Evelyn was born on May 4, 1939 in the Cooper Community of Chilton County. She was a member of West End Baptist Church in Clanton, and later, Calera Baptist Church.

Evelyn worked many years in sales, including for Avon, World Book Encyclopedia and Liberty National Insurance, followed by several years at Walmart stores in Shelby County. She enjoyed traveling, especially her trips to Italy, England, Ireland and The Bahamas.

Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Newton Earnest Driver and Alpha Mae Gray Driver, and by her husband of 41 years, Alton “Jack” Pearson.

She is survived by her son, Barry Matthew Pearson of Calera; three daughters, Evette Pearson of Prattville, Michelle Pearson Kirkman (Paul) of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina, and Andrea Pearson of Fultondale. Evelyn was Nana to her grandchildren, Raleigh David Kirkman and Rachel Lindsey Kirkman of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina.

She is also survived by her brother, Willie E. Driver (Frances) of Tuscaloosa; sister, Mavis Richardson (Larry) of Florence; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service for immediate family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Roy Downs Memorial Calera Public Library (9700 AL-25, Calera, AL 35040) would be appreciated as Evelyn was a former Calera Library Board member and a supporter of education.