Thelma R. Pierce

Published 9:45 am Monday, June 27, 2016

RALEIGH – Thelma “Cricket” Rebecca Pearce, age 54, of Raleigh, passed away on June 17, 2016 at her home.

Miss Pearce was born on August 14, 1961 to the late James Pearce and Rebecca Pearce in Raleigh, NC. “Cricket” attended Atlantic Christian College upon graduating from Needham Broughton High School. She was known for her love of the SPCA and animals, especially cats.

Left to cherish “Cricket’s” memory is her mother and step-father, Rebecca and Joe Dickerson of Murfreesboro, NC; and her three brothers, James Gary Pearce, and his wife Gwyn of Raleigh, NC, David Kevin Pearce of Clayton, NC, and John Frederick Pearce and his wife Sandi of Key West, FL.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. Dr. Lee Canipe officiating. A reception will follow the service at Murfreesboro Baptist Church and friends may visit the family anytime at the home of Joe and Rebecca Dickerson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or SPCA, 200 Petfinder Ln, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Pearce family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting