Cedric E. Pierce

January 15, 2011

01/15/2011

Cedric Erroll Pierce age 79 of Ahoskie died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital. Cedric was born March 22, 1931 in Bertie County to the late Frank Henry Pierce and Lillian Byrum Pierce.

He was a graduate of Colerain High School and Chowan College, a Veteran of the Korean War, he was a farmer and owner/operator of C. Pierce Shooting Preserve. Cedric was an avid fisherman, hunter and lover of outdoor life, never taking for granted the natural beauty of nature. He gave generously to others. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie. Rev. Daniel Glaze and Rev. Billy Presley will officiate, Burial will be private preceding the service. A reception will follow the memorial service at Catherines Restaurant in Ahoskie.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Shirley Baker Pierce, a son Cedric Gray Pierce, a sister Vernell P. Miller of Portsmouth,VA. Cedric is also survived by two nieces Teresa M. Puttman of Great Bridge, VA and Carol P. Hughes of Newbern, two nephews, Stuart Pierce of Ahoskie and Frankie Pierce of Raleigh.

Preceding him in death was his brother Shirley S. Pierce.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, PO Box 649, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

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Marilyn Shue Carter
11 years ago

Dear Shirley,

I was very sorry to hear of Cedric’s passing. I’ve been away from Ahoskie so long and don’t always hear about the happenings there,however, will always remember the dear folks in Ahoskie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you face this difficult time.May God Bless, Marilyn

Horace Brown
11 years ago

Shirley and Gray, We are so sorry to find out about Cedric’s passing and your loss, our thoughts are with you in this time.

Brinson Early
11 years ago

I wish to send my condolences to

Cedric’s family and many friends. I

was sadden to hear of his passing.

I will always remember Cedric’s

intense competitiveness in our high

school basketball games, Colerain and

Lewiston.He was a very good player

and I enjoyed competing against him.

Cedric was a good friend.

Brinson Early

Formally of Lewiston

Brinson Early
11 years ago

I wish to send my condolences to

Cedric’s family and many friends. I

was very sorry to hear of his passing.

I shall always remember Cedric’s

intense competitiveness in our basket-

ball games, Colerain and Lewiston. It

was lots of fun to compete against

him.

Cedric was a good friend.

Brinson Early

Formally of Lewiston

Elaine Sumner Ray
11 years ago

Shirley, Mom called me to let me know that Cedric had passed away. What a great person he was. I remember when I was in high school I worked at the Ahoskie Dept Store one summer. The next summer I told mom that I wanted to barn tobaco, so Cedric picked up very early in the morning and I can tell you I had the best time with all the other people that worked, and I even got to ride in front with him since you and Cedric were friends of Mom & Dad and I felt special. I will never forget that when I think of Cedric. Please know that Ronny and I are thinking of you. You are in our prayers. Sincerely, Elaine S. Ray

Ashley Dixon
11 years ago

Gray: I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you or your mom need anything.

Love,

Ashley and Mitchell

David L. Jones Jr.
11 years ago

Cedric was a good man and a great friend. I enjoyed many days hunting and other days just sitting around talking to him and the other hunters at his preserve. He will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family from Mr. and Mrs. David L. Jones Jr.

Cathy Roberts
11 years ago

You don’t know me, but I’m a distant relative, and only recently learned that I was related to Cedric. I regret that I never had the chance to meet Cedric.

May God’s grace comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Randy O'Neal
11 years ago

To Mrs. Pierce, Gray, and family. I was deeply saddened to learn of Cedric’s passing and wish to convey my deepest

sympathy. I have many fond memories of

Cedric on my many, but all too infrequent visits to the shooting preserve and he will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

With deepest sympathy,

Randy O’Neal

Tricia Newsome Horne
11 years ago

Shirely, I was so sorry to read about Cedric’s passing. Know that he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.