Myrtle P. Pierce

Published 9:27 am Monday, August 14, 2017

AHOSKIE – Myrtle Parker Pierce, age 86, of Ahoskie, passed away on August 9, 2017 at the Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Pierce was born in Hertford County, NC on April 12, 1931, a daughter of the late Monnie and Lila Casper Parker. Myrtle loved children and cared for children in her home and at the Ahoskie United Methodist Church for almost 20 years. Mrs. Myrtle was an outgoing, life loving person, who never met a stranger. She took every opportunity she could to talk about and teach about her God, her church, and her family, all things she loved. She also enjoyed her crafting, especially ceramics.

Besides her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Manoia Pierce, and her brother, Franklin McCoy Parker.

Left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Carolyn Mull, Judy McGraw and husband, Jimmy of Ahoskie, NC, Arlene Knox and husband, Robert of Gates, NC, and Martha Hollowell and husband, Dana of Colerain, NC; two sons, Lonnie Pierce and wife, Carolyn of Ahoskie, NC, and Carl Edward Pierce and wife, Laura of Colerain, NC; two, adopted by the heart daughters, Vicki Collier of Enfield, NC and Phyllis Harrell of Eure, NC; four sisters, Dorothy Coats of Ahoskie, NC, Lillie Hollowell of Tyner, NC, Marie Louise Harmon of Ahoskie, NC, and Frances Brabble and husband, Ray of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one brother, Monnie B. Parker and wife, Libby of Ahoskie, NC; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 11, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 3:00 pm at the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Ray Faircloth Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 923, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, or you may donate online by visiting; then type Myrtle Pierce.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Pierce family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting