Edward J. Pearson (E.J.) passed away August 25, 2021. He was born May 22, 1968, the son of Edward F. and Sally (Bliss) Pearson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Casey Pearson, and children Nick and Mallory Pearson; aunts, niece, nephew and cousins. E.J. graduated from Gull Lake High School and Olivet College. He worked in the insurance industry for most of his career. E.J. loved to cook. He had various cheffing jobs, including working at Gull Lake Country Club. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family and many friends. E.J. loved animals and always had pets. To relax, he watched cooking shows, golf tournaments and college football. He also had an appreciation for all music. He will be remembered for his great humor, kindness, generosity, and sense of fun. There will be a memorial gathering Friday, September 10 at the Community Room at Stone Falls of Ada, 330 Stone Falls Dr., Ada, MI 49301 from 3 to 5pm. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson NW Grand Rapids, MI 49534 or an animal shelter of your choice.