Brenda Joyce Roebuck Pierce, beloved wife and mother, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2012. She was born October 1, 1941 in Newton, MS.
She will be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness to all who knew her. A member of Newton Presbyterian Church, she once taught Sunday School and assisted in the church library. As a past member of Liberty Baptist Church, she and her husband cherished their many years as youth directors. There, she also wrote plays for special holiday events. She worked as medical secretary for Dr. Norman W. Todd and Dr. B. R. Shows before being employed at Newton Rush Hospital, working closely with Dr. Stephen Tramill. Her final position was as Librarian Assistant at the Newton Public Library. This new path led her to develop even deeper ties with the Newton community. She was a proud member for many years in the Newton Garden Club. She bloomed in her later middle years into an artist. As a member of the Mississippi Art Guild, she showed her paintings around the state and won a number of awards. She once wrote a weekly column for The Newton Record, reporting on the "goings on" about town. When asked, however, what her greatest job and love in life was, she never failed to say, "My family." She devoted her best and her all to her husband and children. They will forever be blessed with all she gave them, and she will live in their hearts forever.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Newton County Funeral Home South with Rev. George Felton and Rev. Charlie Douglas officiating. Burial was in the Newton Masonic Cemetery. A public visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM.
Survivors include her husband James H. (Jim) Pierce of Newton, daughters Evelyn Pierce of Pittsburgh, PA and Jimmie Lyn Weston of Natrona Heights, PA and son-in-law Terry Weston. She also leaves her grandson Del Harrison of Carl Junction, MO, step-grandson Zack Weston, and sister, Clara Lee Strickland of Newton. She is survived by brother and sister in laws Bradley Pierce and William Pierce (Newton), Susan Pierce (New Orleans, LA), Carolyn Burnett (Stone Mt., GA) and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.