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4/27/2021 10:41:00 AM
Mark E. Pearse
November 14, 1969 - April 25, 2021
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Mark E. Pearse, 51 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 4:09 a.m. in rural Taylorville, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

He was born on November 14, 1969 in Hillsboro, Ill. the son of Larry Pearse and Gloria Barclay. He married Terressa Fox on September 25, 1997 in Stonington, Ill.

He recently retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections after working there for over 30 years. He also served in the Army National Guard for six years. Mark loved to play cards, coach his children’s sports teams, play golf and hunt. His greatest passion in life was spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife: Terressa, children: Brittney Womack (Tod Gunther), Amber Pearse, Malique Pearse, Nevaeh Pearse, Zariah Pearse all of Taylorville, Ill., grandchildren: Lyndon and Emry Gunther, father Larry (Debbie) Pearse of Nokomis, Ill., sister: Manuel (Tobi Simonton), brothers: (Cyndee) Pearse, Stephen (Mindy) Pearse, Tim (Jamie) Pearse, Josh (Kira) Barclay, Jerry Manuel, mother-in-law: Monica Fox, sister-in-law: Trina Szabo, brother-in-law: Kelvin (Denise) Fox and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, sister: Debra Ann Hussain and father-in-law: William Fox.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, Ill. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Switzer officiating.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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