Opal Imogene ‘Jean’ Pierce


Opal Imogene “Jean” Pierce passed away on Friday, March 3, in Tyler, Texas. Jean was born on Sept. 16, 1934, to Rufus and Flora Brown in Arkansas. Jean married James Alton “Jim” Pierce on Nov. 10, 1960, in Samoa, Calif.

Jean is survived by husband of 56 years Jim Pierce; sons Dwight and Pam Pierce, of Plano, Texas, Randy Pierce, of Shady Shore, Texas, Troy Pierce, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Barry and Shari Pierce, of Kaufman, Texas. She is also survived by grandchildren John Wadle, Casey Pierce, Shelly Pierce, Brandon Pierce, Jackson Pierce, Ryan Pierce and Raigan Pierce and great-grandson Zane Guerra.

Jean was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Jean enjoyed traveling with her husband and could sew anything. Jean had a great love for her Lord, Jesus Christ, and drew many people to her with her loving personality and great smile.

Services for Jean were held on Tuesday, March 7, at New Harmony Baptist Church in Tyler. Internment will be held at the National Cemetery of Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the benevolence fund at New Harmony Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas.