Vellaree Mitchell (Pierce) Jackson – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Mrs. Vellaree Mitchell (Pierce) Jackson, 88, of Florence, passed away Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013, at Lauderdale Christian Nursing Home. Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m. today at Greenview Funeral Home followed by the service at 2 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel, with Matt Heupel officiating. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

She was a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ and a home maker.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Pierce; parents, Robert C. and Mary Wright Mitchell; sisters, Era Mae Walton and Alene Ray; brothers, Ralph Mitchell and R. C. Mitchell; and son-in-law, Tommy Krieger.

Survivors are her daughter, Brenda J. Krieger, Florence; son, Billy Ray Pierce (Linda), Killen; grandchildren, Chad Grisham (Shelley), Sykesville, Md., Eric Grisham (Renea), Clarksville, Tenn., Leanne James, Austin, Texas, Whitney Krieger, Florence, Shawn Pierce (Sadonna), Florence, Todd Pierce (Tiffany), Killen, and Dara Pettus (Ashley), Killen; stepgrandchildren, Tom Krieger (Melisa), Florence, Rebecca Davis (friend, Donnie Key), Lexington, Ala., Chris Krieger (Megan), Rogersville, Ala., and Amanda Glasscock, Rogersville, Ala.; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Annette Carroll, Florence.

Pallbearers will be Chad Grisham, Eric Grisham, Todd Pierce, Shawn Pierce, Tom Krieger and Chris Krieger. Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Chandler and Charles Glover.

The family would like to thank Lauderdale Christian Nursing Home and Gentiva Hospice for the care given to Mrs. Jackson.

Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home

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