Published 12:00 am Friday, April 24, 2009
Mrs. Rebecca Pierce, 95, of Fort Washington, Md., died April 15, 2009, in Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, Md. She was a native of Nansemond County, Va. She was born to the late John Henry and Sallie Boone Coston.
She was predeceased by two husbands, Joseph Johnson and Thomas E. Pierce Sr.; one sister, Mary C. Eure; two brothers, Willie and James Coston; and two brothers-in-law, James T. Gary Sr. and Melvin Eure.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving family, which includes a sister, Mrs. Annie Coston Gary of Ft. Washington, Md.; one stepson, Thomas Pierce Jr. of Louisville, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Betty Fox of Yonkers, N.Y.; two nieces, Patricia Gary Green and Sandra Gary Everett (Barry), of Landover Hills and Springdale, Md.; four nephews, William Tyrone Gary (Yolanda) of Midway, Ga., James T. Gary Jr. (Margaret) of St. Louis, Mo., Anthony W. Gary (Liz) of Virginia Beach, Va., and J. Kevin Gary (Tonya) of Ft. Washington, Md.; 15 grandnieces and grandnephews; 10 great-grandnieces and -grandnephews and several close friends.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canaan Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery. A wake will take place on Friday at Crocker Funeral Home, 900 E. Washington St., Suffolk from 6 to 7 p.m. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.