Mrs. Patricia Diane Pearson Cruz of Tampa passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue with Apostle Elroy Huff, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610. Please follow the CDC guidelines. Masks are required.
Mrs. Patricia Diane Pearson Cruz was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida born to Samuel Pearson and Ethel Cole Pearson. She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of Plant High School. She enjoyed her career as a cook and was employed by Mama’s Soul Food Restaurant.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Samuel Pearson; and nephew, Levi Dixon, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Jorge Cruz; mother, Ethel L. Pearson; children, Ebony Pearson (Larry), Erica Shorter (William), David Pearson and Joseph Green (Jaliz); grandchildren, Michael, Mi’Kayla, La’Dajah, Ja’Mya, Ja’Nay, Ja’Quan, Shakira, Jayden, and Zyeire; siblings, Jennie, Hazel, Angela, Sammie, Ricky, and Rudy; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The visitation will be held Friday, August 7, 3-7 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. We are asking family and friends to follow the CDC guidelines. Masks are required.
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