Wilma Pearce

By  | March 14, 2021 | Filed under: Lee Memorial Funeral Home, Obituaries

Wilma Pearce, 92, died Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born November 3, 1928, in the Auburn Community to Cortez and Jodie Christian Garner. She attended Auburn School and graduated from Mooreville High School. She worked for Central Service and retired from Renasant Bank. She was a lifelong member of Auburn Baptist Church and played the piano and organ there for over 50 years. She loved to travel and was an accomplished pianist and organist. She loved spending time with her family.

Services will be 10 AM Tuesday at Auburn Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Henry officiating. Burial will follow in Auburn Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

She is survived by her children, Donney Pearce (Sherry) of Mooreville, Susan Hale (Phillip) of Mooreville and David Pearce (Lisa) of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Jessica Turner (Matt), McCain Pearce, Justin Hale, Lacy Beresh (Kenny), Cason Pearce (Casey) and Cale Pearce (Katelyn); eight great-grandchildren, Rob Turner, Pearce Turner, Jackson Hale, Hanna Hale, Lyla Bishop, Mattie Pearce, Will Pearce and Adalie Pearce; a nephew, Phil Umfress.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom Pearce; one sister, Laverne Umfress; on brother, Trice Garner and a daughter-in-law, Jeanie Pearce.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, great-grandsons and her nephew, Phil Umfress.

Visitation will be 8:30 – 10 Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church.

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