Elizabeth Ihrie Pearce
Elizabeth Ihrie Pearce, 90, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening December 01 surrounded by her family. A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late John Haughton Ihrie Jr. and Mabel Clark Ihrie. After working with our dad for many years on the farm, she entered the public workforce with the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles and later at the N.C. Cultural Resources, Archives and History.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday at Zebulon United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Town of Zebulon Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, daughters Patricia Pressley and husband, Tim of Chapel Hill and Bonnie Russ and husband, Mike of Durham; son, Donnie Pearce and wife, Tammy of Clayton; daughter-in-law Lisa Spivey Pearce of Garner. She was blessed with six grandchildren Perry Russ, Joe Russ, Megan Kornegay, Mary Somasundaram, Tyler Pearce, and Hunter Pearce. Her blessings continued with six great-grandchildren Caitlyn and Emma Russ, Ben and Hannah Russ, Liam Pearce and Piper Pearce.
Sibling survivors include Edward Ihrie of Wilson, Hazel Ihrie Horner of Raleigh, and George Pou Ihrie of Timmonsville, S.C.
The family is grateful for special friend and caregiver Estela Sandoval.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Leamon Pearce; sons James Leamon Pearce Jr. and Timothy Neil Pearce; grandchildren Timothy Jason Pressley and Hannah Victoria Pearce; siblings John Haughton Ihrie III, Margaret I. Crawford and Virginia I. Maxwell.
The family will receive friends Sunday December 03 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell and other times at the home.