ROCKY MOUNT — Mable Frances Joyner Pierce, 83, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Born in Wilson County Aug. 16, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Burrell Lovett Joyner and Sally Batts Joyner. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Grady Pierce; daughter, Charlotte Pierce; and son, Grady Wayne Pierce.
Frances was a loving Christian wife, mother, and grandmother who was committed to her Lord and Savior.
She leaves behind four daughters, Kaye Pierce Narron and husband, Dennis, of Elm City, Denise Pierce Corbett and husband, Lynn, of Tarboro, Wanda G. Pierce and fiance, Steve Braxton, of Macclesfield, and Sheila Pierce Link and husband, Steuart, of Clarkton; two sons, Clifton Dennis Pierce and wife, Crystal, of West Jefferson, and Frankie Gray Pierce and wife, Betsy, of Sharpsburg; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Joyner Pierce of Nashville; and her loving cat, Pebbles.
The family will receive friends and relatives 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, and other times at the family home place.
A service to remember Frances will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ronn McCracken officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.