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Davis Funeral Home

976 Phillips Ave, High Point, NC

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Ann (Russell) Pierce

September 21, 1938July 1, 2019
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Elizabeth Ann Russell Pierce, 80, passed away on July 1, 2019 at Westchester Manor.

Elizabeth was born in Guilford County, September 21, 1938, a daughter of the late Kermit and Annice Payne Russell. A resident of High Point most of her life, she was of the Catholic faith. She was a first grade teacher at Union Cross Elementary School for thirty years, retiring in 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvernon Pierce. Elizabeth really enjoyed playing bridge with her friends.

Surviving are a brother, Kermit Russell and wife Myra; two step sons, Brian and Brad Pierce; a special niece, Terri Holt and husband Eddie; a niece, Joanna Laizure and a nephew, Ken Quarles; special family members, Brynn Henry and Bill Alexander.

A Celebration of Elizabeth's life will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home by Ricky Payne. Burial will follow at Floral Garden Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont. Pallbearers will be Dr. Don Bosken, John Bosken, Chris Bosken, Harold Smith, Johnny Payne and Ken Quarles.

  • FAMILY

  • Kermit and Annice Payne Russell, Parents
  • Alvernon Pierce, Husband
  • Brian Pierce, Step-Son
  • Brad Pierce, Step-Son
  • Kermit Russell (Myra), Brother
  • Terri Holt (Eddie), Special Niece
  • Joanna Laizure, Niece
  • Ken Quarles, Nephew
  • Brynn Henry, Family Member
  • Bill Alexander, Family Member
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Boskin
  • Dr. Don Boskin
  • John Boskin
  • Johnny Payne
  • Ken Quarles
  • Harold Smith

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 6, 2019

Memories

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Diane Hudson

July 5, 2019

Mrs. Pierce, was known to me as Miss Russell. She was my first grade teacher and Although I am now 55 years old, I will never forget her! She was such a kind loving teacher who I always thought was very beautiful inside and out! I had a hard time adjusting to school that first year and she was so patient and kind with me! I loved how she always smelled so pretty and wore bright red lipstick with that gorgeous milky white smooth skin! I'm sure she has many past students that she taught and encouraged! I will always remember an love her! I can still see those red check marks and smiley faces she would write on my papers when checking my work! Heavens gain...our loss! Need more like her!

Ronda Coggins

July 3, 2019

Elizabeth's lovely smile and the way she would laugh will always be my fondest memory of her. My sincere condolences to the Pierce and Russell families.

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Biography

Elizabeth Ann Russell Pierce, 80, passed away on July 1, 2019 at Westchester Manor.

Elizabeth was born in Guilford County, September 21, 1938, a daughter of the late Kermit and Annice Payne Russell. A resident of High Point most of her life, she was of the Catholic faith. She was a first grade teacher at Union Cross Elementary School for thirty years, retiring in 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvernon Pierce. Elizabeth really enjoyed playing bridge with her friends.

Surviving are a brother, Kermit Russell and wife Myra; two step sons, Brian and Brad Pierce; a special niece, Terri Holt and husband Eddie; a niece, Joanna Laizure and a nephew, Ken Quarles; special family members, Brynn Henry and Bill Alexander.

A Celebration of Elizabeth's life will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home by Ricky Payne. Burial will follow at Floral Garden Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont. Pallbearers will be Dr. Don Bosken, John Bosken, Chris Bosken, Harold Smith, Johnny Payne and Ken Quarles.