Barbara Ann Brown Pearce

Published 9:02 am Thursday, February 14, 2013

AULANDER – Mrs. Barbara Ann Brown Pearce, age 58, died at her home in Aulander on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

Mrs. Pearce was a native of Bertie County and born to the late Hazel Weathersbee Brown and Jimmy Norfleet Brown, Sr.  She graduated from Lawrence Academy and then attended Roanoke Chowan Community College, earning a Degree in Cosmetology. Mrs. Pearce worked for thirty years with Ruth’s Beauty Shop in Ahoskie.  She was married to Mike Pearce in April of 1979 and to this marriage was born one daughter.

Mrs. Pearce was a member of the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ahoskie, NC.  She was very involved with the church for many years, playing the piano, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and loving her Lord.  She deeply loved her family and held them very close in her heart.  She was a friend to everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband Mike Pearce of the home; one daughter, Sharon P. Kelly and her husband, Mitch, of Murfreesboro; one sister, Vicki Collier and her husband, Richard, of Enfield; and two brothers, Jimmy Norfleet Brown, Jr. and Joseph Brown and his wife, Anita Harrell Brown, of Ahoskie, NC.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ahoskie with the Rev. Ray Faircloth officiating.  Interment will follow at Stoney Creek Cemetery in Powellsville.

The family will receive friends at the home of Sharon and Mitch Kelly, 205 Holly Hill Road, Murfreesboro on Friday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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