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Elizabeth Lane Pierce

April 16, 1921March 21, 2020

Elizabeth Lane Pierce, 98 of Apex, passed away on March 21, 2020 in Fuquay Varina, NC.

Lane was born on April 16, 1921 to the late Ruben and Lorena Jones in Wake County, NC. She is also predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Harold E. Pierce and her son-in-law, Randy Phelps.

She was definitely a Proverbs 31 woman and loved every moment of being a homemaker. One of her children's many lasting memories is the warm and loving home that she provided. Her home was a comfortable refuge. Messages received by her family included words such as "respect, love, kind, encourager, hard working, sweet and beloved Aunt".

Lane will be lovingly remembered by her son, Glenn Pierce (Kathy) of Apex; daughters, Beth Phelps of Apex and Susan Barbour (Al) of Clayton; grandchildren, Donald Pierce (Sonia), Christopher Pierce (Susan), Kelli Allen, Ashley Pierce, Elizabeth Epp (Curtis), Jonathan Phelps; and great-grandchildren, Tori Pierce, Parker Pierce, Preston Pierce, Ella Pierce, Thomas Allen, Derrick Allen, Ansley Bennett (Ryan), Jon Curtis Epp, Rachel Epp, Hannah Epp, Kole Rasmussen and Cambry Rasmussen.

With the current state of the world, the family has made the difficult decision to do their part in preventing the potential spread of the virus and have opted for a private family graveside service. There is possibility of a future celebration of life at a later date. The family appreciates your understanding during these difficult times and will welcome texts, phone calls or cards.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to Catawba Springs Christian Church, 6801 Ten Ten Rd., Apex, NC 27539 or Durham Rescue Mission, PO Box 11858, Durham, NC 27703.

Arrangements with Apex Funeral Home. Condolences can be shared at apexfuneral.net


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Beth Damiano

March 26, 2020

To the family of Ms. Pierce:
My name is Beth - I volunteer at Windsor Point with my dog, Clementine. We have been visiting WP about 2x a week since November 2018 and grew to love Ms. Pierce (as we called her). She loved to give Clementine 'cookies' - aka dog treats that I bring with me for the residents to feed her! I would sit with her and tell her how awesome it was that we were both Elizabeth's (not realizing that she was known to her family and friends by Lane - learning so much about her from these posts)! When I would wear my hair down, she always loved to run her hands through it (this reminded me of my own grandmother's doing this to me when I was younger)! Sometimes we'd just hold hands - while Clementine stared at us looking for more cookies. We loved our time with her and will miss seeing her regularly. I wish I had a picture of the two of them but unfortunately never got one. So I am attaching a picture of Clementine, so you can see the sweet face that made her smile!
All our love,
Beth + Clementine

Gerald Atkins, Sr.

March 25, 2020

Reminding you warmly how much others care and would like to bring comfort somehow. And hoping you feel that God's presence is with you , supporting and helping you now. With Deepest Sympathy.

LeAnne Gardner

March 24, 2020

Aunt Lane was one of a kind, special, fun, spirited, kind-hearted, hard-working and loving! I know all of this to be true because I had the privilege of getting to spend time with her every summer when I would visit my precious grandparents, Buddy and Sweety Lee! Buddy, Harold’s brother, would always proudly take me to Apex to visit his family. I was raised a little city girl, but something about Aunt Lane made me LOVE the country! I can still hear her laugh and will never forget the time she shot a squirrel from a tree! She would ride us around on that golf cart and sometimes let me drive. She was so much fun, yet firm, I knew when she meant business! I’m so glad Buddy thought it was important to spend time with family! I learned a lot from Aunt Lane, and if I’m honest, she was my favorite! I know, I know, I’m a teacher and shouldn’t say that, but she just was!! My son is a farmer now, and I think Aunt Lane and the Pierces would be proud! Maybe all those trips to the country paid off? Aunt Lane you will be missed, but I look forward to seeing you and Uncle Harold again someday in heaven! We will have a grand ‘ole family reunion, and you can make some of those delicious meals I used to get when I would visit you. Rest In Peace! Love, LeAnne

June & Donnie Atkins

March 23, 2020

Ms. Lane took really good care of me when I got sick. She sent me a meal every week she would bring it or sent it by Mr. Harold. She was always there to make you feel like family.

Susan, Beth & Glenn she was a wonderful woman she will be greatly missed.

Thomas Airington

March 23, 2020

Aunt Lane. She was one of the nicest lady I have ever knew. Every time I spent the night there she was always feeding me something. And the next morning I thought I died and went to a Ham and biscuit and gravy barn. Boy she can cook a breakfast so good I didn’t want to leave the table. She was always busy didn’t slow down until the sun went down. I will always have your memories in my heart where uncle Bo is. Love you and hope to see y’all one day.
Tom airington

Jiles Harrell

March 23, 2020

Mrs. Pierce was in the room at Windsor Point across the hall from my mother-in-law Helen Austin. She was always so sweet and always wanted so badly to communicate. I’m sure she had a wonderful reunion in heaven. She is completely healed now. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

Jiles and Kim Harrell, Clayton

Dianne Council

March 23, 2020

Aunt Lane was a remarkable woman. I have never seen one person do so much in a day than she did. She cooked, maintained a home, raised some awesome children and helped the grandkids, tended a garden, made cakes, visited her sisters, was faithful to her church, always doing something for whoever was in need. I look forward to seeing her, my Mama, and all the aunt's, uncle's, and all others in our respective families who await our coming in Heaven. Love to all the family and friends who were blessed to have known her.

Stewart Fowler

March 23, 2020

Glenn and Family, it had been many years since I last spoke with Ma Lane but at that time she was 100% and as sweet as ever. She was always nice to me and I liked to listen to her talk about whatever she had on her mind. I know you all miss her and please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Stewart and Amy

Ruth Dawson Achurch

March 23, 2020

Glenn and family, although I did not know your mother, I know what losing a mother feel like. Mothers have a very special place in our hearts. Always remember that she will be with you in spirit and in your heart. You will think of her often, sometimes laughing at the memories and at other times when you see or hear something that reminds you of her. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Laura Simpson

March 23, 2020

Seeing the sad news of Lane’s passing brought back so many fond memories. Lane was always the first to arrive at any occasion with one of her delicious pound cakes, and she made the best pimiento cheese! My love and prayers to all the family.