Virginia "Jennie" Pearce

August 1, 1939August 31, 2020

A private family service to celebrate the life of Virginia “Jennie” Pearce, 81, will be held at 11 AM Saturday at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Iuka. The service will be livestreamed via the Gaines Chapel UMC Facebook page.

Mrs. Pearce died on August 31, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Corinth on August 1, 1939 to the late Ledgie and Katie Mae Grisham. She was a 1957 graduate of Iuka High School. She then attended Northeast C.C. and graduated with a degree in secretarial science from Mississippi State University in 1961. She started her career as secretary for Corinth High School and then taught business education along with other classes for 33 years. She was a very active member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church where she was the church secretary for over 30 years. She and her late husband Dean were church youth leaders and she was a member of the Jack Williams Sunday school class. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, reading, and taking short trips with Dean.

She is survived by her family who always meant the world to her: loving and devoted son, Stan of Corinth; daughter, Pam DeGroot and husband Scott of Knoxville, TN; four grandsons who were her pride and joy, Henry & George DeGroot and Reed & Will Pearce; sister, Ann Saucier of Jackson, MS; brother-in-law, Jackie Pearce and wife Patricia and her niece, nephew, church family and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley Dean Pearce Sr., and her brother in law, Ken Saucier.

Rev. Trey Lambert will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gaines Chapel UMC, 1803 Hwy. 72 Corinth, MS, Amen Food Pantry, P.O. Box 101 Corinth, MS 38834 or Crossroads Prayer Retreat, c/o Stephane Clausel P.O. Box 298 Corinth, MS 38834.

McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.


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Ron Thomas

September 10, 2020

Mrs. Jennie was a very special friend to the members of Harmony UMC. We thank you God for the love and mercy Jennie received from you and gave to us.

Cynthia Freudiger

September 7, 2020

How I will miss my dear friend! Dear Jennie, although I feel I should call her Mrs. Pearce, what a precious life you lived! You were so loved and appreciated. My words cannot express how I felt for you and Dean! And now you are reunited with our Lord 💕💕❤️

Clarene Ramsey Reynilds

September 4, 2020

Jenn, I have so many sweet childhood memories of you, Ann & I. We made so many play houses, cut out paper dolls, played dolls & spent Christmas at Mamo & Grandaddy’s for a lot of years. We painted our lips with Mulberries, played doodle bug, doodly bug please come out,in the dirt, you & I were more adventurous than Ann. We once tried to do seesaw on a tree branch, we climbed trees, went barfooted the first day of May. I finished High School a year ahead of you, got married early & moved away. I love the last time I saw you. You visited Ann, we went to lunch a Georgia Blue & stayed there visiting all afternoon. Rest in Peace Sweet Cousin. I was not ready to give you up, but we will meet again. Love you, Jenn. I will be checking on Ann. She will have a hard time with losing you. I am so, so sorry that I could not be there to give you a big send off to Jesus. See you soon!❤️❤️❤️❤️😘

Mrs. Anne (Bruce) Hood

September 4, 2020

Stan, Pam & Family, my deepest sympathy in the passing of your dear mother. When we lived in Corinth years ago, she & Dean were favorite teachers of my sons. I know they are together now rejoicing in God's tender care. May God’s love bring you Peace and Grace in the coming months. She will be missed by all who knew her.


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