Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 6, 2009
Janet Pierce Eure, 76, died June 4, 2009, in Sentara Obici Hospital.
Born in Windsor, Va., she was the daughter of Mary A.E. Pierce, of Suffolk, and the late Gibson J. Pierce, and widow of James McDonald Eure. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Carolyn Pierce Godwin, Fannie Pierce Jubenville, Jerry Pierce Powell and her niece, Karen Linda Pierce.
Janet began working in banking in 1963 with The Farmers Bank of Nansemond as Secretary to the President, continuing on and retiring from SunTrust Bank in 1983 and Resource Bank in 1998. She was a member of Credit Women International, Suffolk chapter and held various offices at the local and state levels.
A member of Providence United Methodist Church, Janet was a member of its United Methodist Women and served in many capacities on the administrative board. She was chairman of the last building addition program.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her brother, R. Percy Pierce, his wife Josephine; sister, Barbara Pierce Piland, her husband Franklin; brother-in-law, Ben F. Powell; nephews, Richard P. Pierce Jr., Brian D. Powell, wife Kelly; nieces, Mona Piland Rawls, husband Steve, Wanda Pierce Prescott, husband Frank, Heather G. Gerni, husband Darren; great-nephews, Neil Shea, Zachary Pierce, Stephen Prescott; great-nieces, Carolyn Rawls, Gabrielle Rawls, Michelle Prescott, Meghan Powell, Amanda Dalton; great-great-niece, Zaylie Kitchen, and numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory by the Rev. Lisa Blackmonson. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Providence United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3109 Providence Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Lake Prince Retirement Community for taking care of Janet.