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Eula W. Pierce

Funeral services for Eula W. Pierce, of Wesson, was held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home  in Jackson with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pierce, 89, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the home of her daughter, Teresa Beeson. She was born on Nov. 16, 1926 near Caseyville in Lincoln County to Stonewall J. Woolley and Lozier Northern Woolley. She was a graduate of Loyd Star Attendance Center and attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College. She was retired from the State Tax Commission Office in Jackson.

She was a member of Alta Woods United Methodist Church in Jackson for over 50 years and resided there before moving to Copiah County to be near her daughter. She then became an associate member of Sweetwater United Methodist Church and a member of the women’s UMW Bible Study group. She has been a member of the Radiant Chapter No. 120 Eastern Star for over 60 years and was active for many years with the women’s chapter of Wahabi Shriners Temple in Jackson.

Mrs. Pierce loved feeding the birds, and knew the names of every kind. She loved planting flowers, cooking and carrying food to shut-ins. She loved spending time with her family, and all the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren brought her such joy.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 51 years, James F. Pierce; her parents; brothers, Prentiss, Edgar, Purvis, Clayton and Hurbert Woolley; sisters, Luna Herring, Annie Woolley and Wessie Smith.

Survivors are her daughters, Teresa P. Beeson, of Wesson, Amelia P. Mask, of Guntown, and Shelia Bowden (John), of Madison; six grandchildren, Tiffany Moore (Tim), Christina Watts (Blake), Kim Arnold (Marc), Bram Mask (Shanna), Brodie Mask and Megan Lann (Michael); 11 great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Faye Woolley and Maxine Walding; and special friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst for the care she received, her very special Dr. Preston McDonnell, and the wonderful care provided by Hospice Ministries Inc. of Brookhaven.

Visit www.lakewoodfuneralhomes.com to sign Mrs. Pierce’s online guestbook.