Jarvis "Buz" Walter Pierce Jr.

January 30, 1951May 15, 2011

Jarvis Walter “Buz” Pierce, Jr.

Passionate Christian, devoted husband and friend, loving son, brother, father, and uncle, Jarvis W. “Buz” Pierce, Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2011. He was a man of many talents, who left a legacy of love. He was the devoted husband of Kathleen Mills Pierce for thirty-three years.

Born January 30, 1951 in Franklin, VA, he was the son of Marjorie Schultz Pierce of Amherst and the late Jarvis Walter Pierce, Sr. Mr. Pierce was a member of New Life Community Church in Monroe.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Pierce is survived by one daughter, Keri Nicole Griffith of Dallas, TX; one brother, Marty Pierce and one sister, Sharyn Black, both of Atlanta, GA; two nieces, Angelia Nielsen and Michele Green and a special nephew, Jim Mills, III and his wife, Amy.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2011 at New Life Community Church.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at New Life Community Church with Pastor Marvin Busie officiating. Following the memorial service a Home Going Celebration will be held on Pierce Mountain. Family and friends are invited to dress casually and bring a lawn chair. For questions concerning the service, you may call 434-929-7729.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider contributing to the Missions Fund at New Life Community Church, P.O. Box 326, Monroe, VA 24574 or Word of Faith Church, P.O. Box 7304, Charlottesville, VA, 22906.

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Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Monelison Chapel is serving the family.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 20, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jarvis "Buz" Walter Pierce Jr.

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Steve Stewman

April 29, 2012

My sincere sympathy to the family of Buz Pierce. He obviously made this a better world and touched the lives of many. Buz was a childhood friend of mine while growing up in Jonesboro, GA. He was an all around athlete, great at everything he tried, football, basketball, track, high jump champion in Clayton County. I wish I had stayed in touch with Buz because he was special and a person I'm grateful to have known. God Bless you Buz and I know we'll meet again.

ELizabeth Lamb

May 23, 2011

Kathy, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your husband, Buzz. While I only met him briefly I know that he was a wonderful man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely, Beth Waddell Lamb

Jeannie Springer

May 21, 2011

I was so sad to hear about Buz. I have not seen him in decades, but have shared his love of the Lord through my best friend, his sister, Sharyn. I Love this family, and rejoice with them as they have comfort in knowing that Buz is Home with our Lord and Savior. I pray for your peace in the coming days.

Melodie Fletcher

May 20, 2011

Dear Mrs. Pierce, I was truly saddened to learn of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Morgan and Alex would also like to express their condolences to you as well.

Bob and Linda Breakall

May 20, 2011

Kathy and Family,
How blessed you were to have had Buz in your lives.
I pray that the "Prince of Peace" will flood your heart with His love as you move forward in the days ahead.

Elizabeth Demoss

May 20, 2011

Mrs. Pierce, I am sorry for your loss and pray God brings you peace and comfort.

Wanda Bailey

May 20, 2011

Dear Kathy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and I know that God promises His comfort and peace to you today and all the days ahead. I love you and miss our days together at LCMS.
John 14:1

Pam Hubbard

May 20, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life. God will comfort you and guide you.

Darrell and Sally Schultz

May 19, 2011

As you know, Buz was so special to us and we grieve with you at this time but we also know that Buz has been liberated and healed and now is in the presence of our Lord and is rejoicing with the saints.

Julia Stevens

May 19, 2011

Dear Kathy, my heart aches for you, Mom, Sharyn, Marty, Tom....all those who loved Buz so much. He will be SO missed by so many. He was such a great brother-in-law...and just a good friend to me. I loved him so much. I have the best memories of our Christmases and Thanksgivings in Louisa that I will cherish always. Do you remember the first time I visited y'all and he made SUCH fun of me when he realized what a GIRL I was when he threw the football to me. He loved to tease but it was always done with sweet humor and kindness. I love you all very much. It is my intent to come visit you and Mom in the next few months. It's been way too long. I love you, Julia