BARBARA F. PEARCE
July 16, 1944 – January 7, 2013
ZEBULON – Barbara Nell Fowler Pearce, 67, died Monday. She was a native of Johnston County. She graduated from Wakelon High School. She worked for 10 years with Champion and for 25 years with Mortex until her retirement. Barbara Nell was kind to everyone, even when she was going through her cancer. She loved to go pier fishing but her husband, children and grandchildren were her life. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Fowler.
Funeral service 3 pm, Thursday, Union Chapel Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Kenneth Newell Pearce, children; Kenn Pearce (Tina) of Wake Forest, Keith Pearce (Angie) of Middlesex, Kimberly Creech (Michael) of Zebulon, and Kristie Lowery of Zebulon, mother, Mamie Carlyle Fowler of Pilot, siblings, Charles Fowler (Ruth) of Knightdale, Kenneth Fowler (Cathy) of Bunn Lake, and Balina Baines (Bobby) of Stanhope, grandchildren, Tara Pearce, Amanda Pearce, Jake Lowery, Tiffany Pearce, Jamie Lowery, and Travis Creech.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Visitation, 7-8:30 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net