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Juanita Pierce

1926 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
Juanita Pierce Notice
Pierce, Juanita Juanita B. Pierce, 88, of Orlando, FL passed away peacefully on February 18, 2014 surrounded by family and loved ones. Juanita was born in Houston County, Alabama on January 5, 1926 to Mettie Mae and Columbus Burkett, and was raised in Jakin, Georgia. She attended Berry College in Rome, GA and received a Bachelor & Master Degree in Education from the University of Georgia. Juanita taught first grade for many years in Georgia before retiring in 1987. In 1948, she married the love of her life, H. Brooke Pierce, and they lived in Chickamauga, Georgia and Chattanooga, TN. In 2000, Juanita moved to Westminster Towers in Orlando, FL. Preceding Juanita in death were her parents, her loving husband, and a daughter, Cheryl Ann Cooper. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Lanier Pierce of Orlando, FL; three granddaughters: Julie Ann Cooper, Lisa (Adrian) Brooke Copeland, Laura Marie Cooper; and a great granddaughter, Brooklyn Marie Copeland, all from Chattanooga, TN. She proudly referred to her great granddaughter as "my baby." Other survivors are a son-in-law, Bill (Barbara) Cooper of Chattanooga, TN; her sister, Laquita Henderson, of Warner Robins, GA, and several nieces and a nephew. Juanita was lovingly cared for by her "best friend," Ceteria Hayles; and special friends, Bernice Zachary, Anita Small, and Beverley Henderson. A memorial service will be held at a later date, at which time Juanita will be laid to rest with her husband in Trion, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be sent to Idalen Home Care Services at P.O. Box 593023, Orlando, FL 32859.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Feb. 23, 2014
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