Mrs. Lucy Nobles Pierce, 91, gently passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Brown Chapel at Cypress Glen. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery prior to the service. A time of fellowship will be held after the service.
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A native of Greenville, Lucy was born April 10, 1922, to the late Dr. Joseph Everett Nobles and his wife, Argen Hardy Nobles. Lucy was educated in the Greenville Public Schools. She was a graduate of Peace College and the Medical College of Virginia's School of Nursing. In 1946 she married Carl Preston Pierce Jr. and they lived happily together until he passed away in 2009 after 62 years of marriage. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church for many years and was active in the Women of the Church. Though she only practiced nursing for a few years, she was the neighborhood nurse for many. She volunteered at Red Cross Blood drives and during hurricane emergencies.
Lucy will be remembered by her family and friends as a loving friend, gardener, bridge player, excellent cook and enthusiast reader. In her later years, she listened to hundreds of books from the Library for the Blind. She was a trivia buff with a wide variety of knowledge on unusual subjects. She had been the matriarch of the family for many years and will be missed in that role by her daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Pierce Holland; grandchildren, Julie Conoley and husband, John, Anne Wallwork and husband, Justin, and Jim Holland; great-grandchildren, John T. and Kate Conoley, Addison and Elizabeth Wallwork; and several special nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all of Lucy's friends and relatives for the wonderful love and support shown her over the years. We would like to express our gratitude to Dorothy Anthony for her special care and to the Cypress Glen community and the staff that took such good care of her.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858, American Parkinson Disease Foundation, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10308-1425, or the NC Library for the Blind, 1841 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27635. She would be equally pleased if you plant a spring flowering bulb in her memory.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Reflector on Mar. 30, 2014
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