Ida Mae Leitner Sabelhaus Pearson

January 31, 1929 - June 03, 2008 

Ida Mae Leitner Sabelhaus Pearson

January 31, 1929 - June 03, 2008 

Obituary for Ida Mae Leitner Sabelhaus Pearson

Ida Mae Leitner Sabelhaus Pearson, a native of Indiana and a resident of Carriere, Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune after a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Leitner, and two brothers, Ralph E. Leitner and David T. Leitner.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 5th at 10:00 AM at Central Baptist Church, with Bro. Billy Galloway officiating.

She was a lifetime member of the Crosby Hospital Auxiliary and had many friends in the Picayune and Carriere community.

She had been a NASA Program Analyst for over 25 years at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,Alabama, and also had been employed by Lockheed at the Stennis Space Center after her NASA retirement.

Her first love and husband of 42 years, Cecil N. Sabelhaus, preceded her in death; three sons survive, namely, Ralph Sabelhaus of Tucson, Arizona, Ronald Sabelhaus of Memphis, Tennessee and Shawn Sabelhaus of Jennings, Louisiana. There are six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Survivors also include several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her second husband of 20 years, Lemuel A. Pearson of Carriere, Mississippi and a number of stepchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

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