Mrs. Dorothy Anderson Pierce was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ahijah Anderson, who were also known as "Mr. Sled" and "Mrs. Dovie." She was also married to the late Terry Pierce of Albany, Georgia.
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Mrs. Pierce received her early education in the public schools of Rocky Mount, NC. Following her graduation from Booker T. Washington High School, she attended Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. At Fayetteville State University, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Pierce received her Master's Degree in Education from New York University in New York City.
Mrs. Pierce was employed as a teacher at Cedar Grove Elementary School and Coopers Elementary School in Nash County. She also taught in the Immigrant Program and the Driver Education Program in Nash County.
Mrs. Pierce was a member of St. Mark A.M.E. Church, where she served in many capacities over many years. She served as the Superintendent of Sunday School and was a member of the Steward Board, Stewardess Board, Trustee Board, Victory Club, Board of Directors of the St. Mark's Apartments, and the Stars of Gold Senior Club. She was also actively involved in the Edgecombe/Nash Association of Retired School Personnel, Fayetteville State University Alumni Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Mrs. Pierce enjoyed traveling to many states of the United States, the West Indies, and Europe. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing. She was known for her love of God and her compassionate giving nature. She readily helped people who were sick by taking them to their doctors' appointments, getting their prescriptions filled, and in many other ways. She loved children and always encouraged young people to stay in school. She touched many lives for the better throughout her lifetime.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by her brothers, Louis P. Anderson and Charles S. Anderson; nephews, Charles Simeon Smith III and Richard Rufus Joyner. She leaves to mourn with treasured memories her sister, Ruth A. Smith, and many cousins and a host of friends.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Marks AME Church, with the Rev. Terence Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Northeastern Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangementsare by Hunter-Odom Funeral Service.
She served and loved her Master and tried His will to do; Was always helping others - a life so noble, kind and true.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Jan. 17, 2013