Brunswick-Sewall L. Pearson, 87 years old, of Richmond went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 7, 2013. Sewall was born in Bath, Maine on April 27, 1925. He was married to Ramona Haines, also of Bath, for nearly 66 years. When asked what he was most proud of in his life, he answered, "I have been a faithful husband for 66 years." They were married on October 1, 1948. He was also very proud of the honorary diploma he received from Richmond High School through the efforts of the American Legion a few years ago. Sewall worked for the Bath Iron Works for 37 years, mostly as a pipe bender. He was known by many as "Red". As a lay pastor, he preached and held services at nursing homes in the area and at Popham Beach chapel and Hermit Island in the summers. He also filled in at many American Baptist churches throughout the state as a supply preacher. Sewall loved to praise his Lord through song, and sang "specials" in many of his services. Around 1967/1968 he was called to fill in at the Newcastle-Alna Baptist Church and ended up serving there for thirteen years. It was a high point in his life and he has many very fond memories of the people there. He was affectionately called Pastor P by many there. Later, along with his eldest son James, he went to fill in at the United Baptist church in Richmond which is now named Shepherd of Faith Ministries. He continued there until he retired. Sewall enjoyed being able to help those in need, especially when he could do so anonymously. He is survived by his wife Ramona, and six of his sons, James, Micheal, Brian, Timothy, Mark and John. His son, Sewall L. Pearson the 2nd passed away several years ago. He also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as one sister, Geraldine Heddon. There will be a celebration of Sewall's life at the Newcastle-Alna Baptist church in Alna, Maine on Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 which will be followed by a reception downstairs.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.