Dorothy L. Pearson Brown was born May 24, 1943 to Plummy Scarbrough and Susie Douglas in Birmingham, Al. She was high school valedictorian and graduated from Ullman High School in 1961. After graduating Dorothy soon married her high school sweetheart and started a family. The family relocated to Steubenville, OH in 1965 for better job opportunities. Shortly after giving birth to her third child Dorothy started a career in the retail business at Myer & Stone. She worked to gain strong knowledge of the Company’s overall operations which led to promotions and being recognized as a valuable employee. Although Dorothy was achieving success and growth working at a top retail store, she had dreams of doing more. She wanted a leadership position managing a Fortune 500 company. After much research she found having a profession in the airline business would give her the type of career she was seeking. Dorothy turned her dream into a goal by going to airline school where her dream became a reality when she graduated, yet again, with honors.
Dorothy started her next career with Air Wisconsin in 1983 at the Chicago Ohara Airport as a customer service agent. For 18 years through God’s grace, commitment, sacrifice and strong work ethics she achieved promotion after promotion. Dorothy prided herself; yet remained humble for achieving her career goals. She retired in 2000 as Manager of Airline Operations and relocated to Orlando, FL where she resided until her death. In her leisure she enjoyed traveling with the family, playing slot machines at casinos, relaxing on the beach, and most importantly, spending quality time with her family.
Dorothy is survived by three children: Cassandra Pearson, Yolanda Pearson, and Anita Pearson; ex son-in-law: Lamont Ogletree; three sisters: JoAnn Scarbrough, Mary Atkins and Diane (Walter) Jones; one brother: John Foster; six grandchildren: Ryan Doyle, Earl Ogletree, Jasmine Pearson, Matthew Ogletree, Josh Ogletree, and Willie Smith; eight great grandchildren: Yazmarie, Ryan, Arianna, Andre, Willie, Isaiah, Cameron and Matthew, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.