Alma Lou Pierce
October 30, 1935 – January 13, 2018
Wendell and Zebulon. She was born in the Pearce’s Community in Franklin County near Zebulon. Alma Lou was the only child of the late Franklin Perry Pierce and Mary Lucille Phillips Pearce. Her grandparents were Johnny Arkell Philips and Lena Alma Weathers Phillips; Benjamin Franklin Pierce and Florence Poole Pierce. Her great, grandparents were; Civil War Captain Furney Perry Pierce who received his promotion to Captain through the mail. His first wife was Jane Phillips Pierce; James A. Phillips and wife Martha Liles Phillips; Benjamin Franklin Weathers and wife Mary Alice Jones Weathers.
Alma Lou grew up on her parent’s farm near Wendell. She graduated from Wendell High School and attended Meredith for 2 years and ACC, now Barton College, for 2 years with a double major BA in Education and Social Studies. While she was there she was a member of Sigma Tau Chi Sorority. She also received her Masters degree in Education from East Carolina University. She taught the 7th grade, 6th, grade, & 4th grade for 36 years at Wakelon High School and Zebulon Elementary School in Zebulon.
The things she enjoyed were: teaching school, reading, buying shoes, antiques, shopping, doing Jumble in the newspaper, old cars, eating out with friends, and talking on the phone to friends.
My special family: Brenda and Gary Farmer and family; Larry Massey, Donna Terry, Peggy Debnam, Hal Debnam and Amy & family; Betty Jean, Jack Tippett and family; Harvey A. Phillips, Jr., now deceased, My special friends: Janie Hinton, now deceased, and the students that I taught.
A special thank you to Coventry House of Zebulon, Community Hospice, and medical staff for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers contributions to the charity or organization of one’s choice.
Graveside funeral service and entombment will be 10 am, Saturday, at Union Chapel Baptist Church cemetery beside her parents, 96 Hwy N., Zebulon, NC.
Visitation will be 6 -7:30 pm,Friday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com