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Johnny William Pearson, 57, died on August 1, 2022, at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on December 26, 1964, to Delora Mae Bullock and John William Pearson. He received his education from the Kansas City, Mo., School district. He was a cook at the Leawood Country club and Baptist Medical center until it closed. Pearson moved to Cabot, Ark., in 2006. He continued his employment with North Metro Medical center as a cook. He later returned to Kansas City in 2015, where he was a cook at various retirement homes. He loved hanging out with his family and playing bid whist cards. He was the jokester of the family. He loved cooking for his family and others. His mother taught him how to make a special bread only he could make. Johnny loved to listen to the blues and his favorite artists were B.B. King and Steve Ray Vaughan. Preceding him in death were both parents, maternal and paternal grandparents; one son, Michael Anthony Shoats; a special daughter, Kaylee Lofflan; two brothers, Ronald E. Whitley and Wallace D. Whitley; and one sister, Ida Whitley. He leaves to cherish one son, Jerome L. Shoats; seven grandchildren, Jada, Joi, Jerome Jr. Shoats, Xavion Charleswell, Skylar Partee, Je’Shan Shoats and Allissiah Smith; and one special son, Bryan Rouse; also four brothers, Rodney N. Pearson, Ricky N. Waller, Alfred K. Warfield III and Clifford Pearson; four sisters, Vicky M. Rhodes, Peonca Thomas, Cevina (Dave) Ross and Lenora Pearson; a special niece, Ty Nisha Lewis; and great nephew, Alijah Lewis, two nephews, Tramaine E. and Edward E. Warfield; two nieces, Jazel (Michael) Jones and Natalie Warfield; a friend / sister, Tammy Thompson; a special friend, Terry Loffland; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m., at the Park Lawn Funeral home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Arrangements by the Park Lawn Funeral home (816) 523-1234.