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Shirley Irene Eller Pierce

December 24, 1938 October 26, 2018
Shirley Irene Eller Pierce
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Obituary for Shirley Irene Eller Pierce

Mrs. Shirley Eller Pierce, age 79 of Wilkesboro, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 26th, 2018 after a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 PM. Sunday, October 28th, at New Hope Baptist Church in Purlear with Rev. Ron Brookshire and Rev. Darrell Poole officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Pierce was born December 24, 1938 in Wilkes County to Carm and Allie Wolfe Eller. She was retired from the Golden Chain Jewelry store which she owned and operated. Mrs. Pierce was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband; Carl Wayne Smith, her daughter; Kathy Harris, a brother; Wayne Eller and a sister; Betty Shumate.

Mrs. Pierce is survived by her husband of forty nine years, Thomas Parks Pierce, Jr. (Tom) of the home, two sons; Michael Smith and wife Sharon of North Wilkesboro and Ricky Smith and wife Wanda of Wilkesboro, three grandchildren; Tim Smith of Knoxville, Tennessee, Valerie Lovette and husband Jeremy of Wilkesboro and Megan Smith of Wilkesboro, two great grandchildren; Carter and Carson Lovette and a sister; Alene Faw and husband Bobby of Millers Creek.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 4600 Park Road Suite 250 Charlotte, NC 28209 or Wake Forest Care at Home Hospice 126 Executive Drive Suite 110 Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Lovette, Reggie Teague, Steve Johnson, Charles Church, Joey Church and Gary Smith.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com


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Visitation

Sunday

28

Oct

1:00 PM 10/28/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/28/2018 2:00:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church

1286 New Hope Road
Purlear, NC 28665

New Hope Baptist Church
1286 New Hope Road Purlear 28665 NC
United States

Service

Sunday

28

Oct

2:00 PM 10/28/2018 2:00:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church

1286 New Hope Road
Purlear, NC 28665

New Hope Baptist Church
1286 New Hope Road Purlear 28665 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

1286 New Hope Road
Purlear, NC 28665

1286 New Hope Road Purlear 28665 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice

126 Executive Drive, Suite 110
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Alzheimers Association

4600 Park Road Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28209
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