Sylvia Brady Pearce

Sylvia Brady Pearce

In Loving Memory
Sylvia Brady Pearce
December 8, 1933 – January 12, 2022

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt and Friend

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12-2)

Mrs. Sylvia Brady Pearce, aged 88, of Zebulon went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with her beloved husband, the late James (Jim) Pearce on January 12, 2022.

Sylvia was born in Opelika, Alabama, December 8, 1933 to Paul Orin Brady and Mildred Lena Robinson. She met and married the love of her life, James. He was a professional pitcher for 15 years. They settled down in Pilot and raised 3 children; James, Gayle and Linda. They enjoyed and loved 6 grandchildren. In later years, Sylvia also loved and enjoyed 11 great grandchildren. She worked at the Center Flower Shop in Zebulon. Sylvia also taught Sunday School at the Pilot Baptist Church for 35 years and was active in many ministries there.

She served on the Aglow Central NC Area Board as Secretary and President for 7 years. Feeling called by the Lord, to pioneer in the Aglow Prison Ministry to women in North Carolina. The ministry is called “The Rose of Sharon.” With 22 volunteers, they went to women’s prisons across the state. The women ministered in bible studies, prayer and chapel services. She was appointed Director of Aglow Prison Ministry in NC and later became the National East Coast Director, and served for over 20 years. She ministered in the gifts of prayer and faith. The ministry was a great blessing in her life.

She is survived by her children; James Madison and Margaret Lynn Pearce of Raleigh, Gayle Pearce Aiken of Raleigh, and Linda and Chris Luke of Zebulon; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are her brothers, William Howard Royal and John Scott Royal of Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, James Jimmy Brady of Palm Beach, Florida.

The family of Sylvia Brady Pearce wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to all for the expressions of love, encouragement, and support they have received in their time of bereavement. Special thanks to Dr. Ronald Intini at RSI and Heartland Hospice. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mark Yoffe; for his wonderful and loving care of Sylvia for 39 years.

Sylvia also wanted to give a special thanks to her wonderful caregivers, her family: Linda, Chris, Melissa, Gayle, Jamie and Margaret Lynn.

Burial will take place at Pearce Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Pilot Baptist Church, 8103 NC 39 Highway South, Zebulon, NC 27597.
At her request, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Pilot Baptist Church, “Wildcat Zone.” This program provides food and clothing to homeless children in the local area.

Due to ongoing health concerns, the family is having a Private Graveside Service.


  • JoAnn Driver Posted January 13, 2022 6:53 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the family! I met Miss Sylvia at Middlesex Church of God many years ago! She was very precious to me and I am grateful to have known her!

  • Buster and Sherri Hopkins Posted January 14, 2022 7:53 am

    Sis. Pearce was such a Godly woman who had a deep compassion for others. She was always so kind and such a joy to be around. When I think of an appropriate song that would describe her life, I think of the song entitled “Let My Life Be A Light”, some of the words of the song being “Let my life be a light, shining out through the night, may I
    help struggling ones to the fold, spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and the lone, let me life be a light to some soul.” She was definitely a LIGHT to others. Our prayers are with her family!!!!

  • Deborah Bunn Posted January 14, 2022 8:17 am

    Dennis & I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Sis. Sylvia. What a great woman of God she was. The impact she has left on each of our lives will live forever in our hearts.
    Dennis & Debbie Bunn
    Midpoint Church

  • Fabra Watson Posted January 14, 2022 11:28 am

    “Queen” Sylvia will truly be missed in the NC Central Aglow, she was our mentor full of unconditional love, grace, mercy, wisdom and humility. My heart is leaping for joy that she received the ultimate healing from our Father, El Shaddai Almighty God. My prayer of peace continue to comfort the family.

    With much love,
    Fabra Watson
    NC Central Aglow

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