WILSON - Helen Rivers Pierce, 95, of died Monday, August 29, 2016.
Funeral, Saturday, September 10, 11 AM, Maplewood Cemetery. The visitation will be at Peace Church, Friday, 6 - 9 PM.
Helen was an avid worldwide traveler including seven trips to Israel. She was a member of the John Dunham Chapter of the UDC and the Thomas Hadley Chapter of the DAR.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Johnny P. Mercer and Ralph I. Pierce; parents, William and Clater Fields Rivers; sister, Rebecca Floyd; brother-in-law, Crosby Floyd and granddaughter, Angela Mercer Morgan.
Mrs. Pierce is survived by daughters, Susan Pierce of Wilson and Linda M. Pope of Greenville; sons, Ralph I. Pierce, Jr., (Therese) of Wilson and William M. Mercer (Ernestine) of Wilson; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family extends a thank you to special friends, Faye Taylor and Elgie Lamm and to the greatest doctor and staff, Dr. Tonya Little and hospice nurses, Julie Watson, Sharon Starke and Sheila Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Peace Church, Deacons Fund, 2838 Tilghman Rd, N, Wilson, NC 27896-8907.