Dorothy A. Pierce
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Dorothy Ann Pierce, known fondly as "Dottie", age 84, of Wilmington, DE passed away November 8, 2012.
Dottie was born in Salisbury, MD in October of 1928 to W.E. Lewis and Marjorie W. Lewis. She graduated from Wilmington High School, class of 1947, and attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Dottie retired from the DuPont Company after 37 years of service. She was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she attended "Sisters" bible study, Ruth Circle, and worked on the memorial committee. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, joining in 1962. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling in her RV with her husband, Charles.
In addition to her parents, Dottie was predeceased by her first husband, Richard C. Messick. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Charles H. Pierce; children, Diane E. Messick (Bob Mangs) and Deborah M. Hohlt (Rick); 2 grandsons, Paul Mezzatesta and Luke Hohlt; great-grandson, Kurt Mezzatesta; 2 step-sons Craig A. Pierce (Barbara) and his children, Christine and Michael, and Jeffrey S. Pierce; beloved sister, Nancy L. Culver; brother, W.E. Lewis Jr. (Janice); as well as many nieces and nephews and dear friend Mary Jane Matthewson.
A viewing will take place on Tuesday, November 13th from 9:30-11 am at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. The funeral service will begin at 11 am. A reception will follow the service. Interment will private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Aldersgate UMC.
Published in The News Journal from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2012