December 2, 1995 - July 8, 2016
Service Date: July 23, 2016
A Celebration of Julie's life will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 74 Deering Road, in Gorham, Maine.
Julianna Pearson, of Newfield, who at the tender age of 20, went to be with her heavenly Father on July 8, 2016, while she was surrounded by her family at home.
Julie was an amazing light in this world. Her smile would fill a room with Joy. Every day she woke up and praised God for having another day to love. She loved her family, friends, and she loved the people she came in contact with each day.
She began a ministry as a teenager that earned her the nickname, “Teddy Bear Warrior.” She would go to the store and stock up on bears, and she would set out with her eyes and ears open to recognize all the hurting people God brought across her path. Each one touched her heart and she genuinely invested the love Jesus had given her to share. She would take out a bear and let them know they were loved and they mattered to her. Young and old, male and female, it didn’t matter to Julie. She never judged anyone; she only saw that they were a child of God in need of His love just as she was, and that only, “Love Matters.” As she grew in the Lord, she became a fierce warrior to share the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ. She helped create Hope Cards, which began a growing ministry of Hope in the world that continues to grow today.
Julie loved children and nothing brought a bigger smile to her face then when she held a child in her arms. She had a calming presence that made you desire to be near her. If you met her, you were friends for life.
In remembering Julie, please don’t focus on the pain she endured. Julie made it a point to focus on her job for the day of sharing Jesus with someone. So when you think of her, let that draw you to focus on sharing Jesus with someone too. Let’s all carry on Julie’s Legacy of Love!
Julie is lovingly survived by her parents, Torrey and Laurie Pearson; her brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Elizabeth Pearson; her maternal grandparents, Oscar and Anna Martin; her paternal grandparents, Ralph and Julia Pearson; and her church family at The Deeper Well Church; and many, many friends.
A Celebration of Julie’s life will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 74 Deering Rd., in Gorham.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.