Mattie L. Pearse
Mattie L. Pearse, 98, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 25.
Pearse was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on January 1, 1914. She was a domestic worker who lived in Rockaway for more than 60 years.
Pearse was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Pearse Sr. and son, Jack Pearse Jr.
She is survived by Willo Dean Moorer, Josephine Williams, Eula Vanager, Mary Davis, Elizabeth Webb, Pearse, and Earnestine Pearse.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass took place at Bethel AME Church, Far Rockaway. Interment followed at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.