Shirley Pierce

CJ-0618-OBIT-Pierce-1KSALTILLO – Shirley Rouse Pierce died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Lee County to Noel and Christine Nichols Robbins.

For more than 25 years, she was an agent and district coordinator for AFLAC Insurance and previously worked as the Human Resource Manager for Rose Hill Furniture Company. She loved to sing, travel and loved her flower garden. In 1969, she was the State Female Bowling Champion, holding a two-time perfect score of 300. She was known for giving hugs and you could not escape from receiving one. She was a true Southern lady of integrity, grace and beauty who loved her family and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jimmy Bryan officiating. A graveside service will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Warren Pierce of Saltillo; one son, Tim Rouse (Catherine) of Arlington, Tenn.; three stepsons, Steve (Judie), Jeff and Greg (Kathy); two grandchildren, Jake Rouse and AnnaBeth Rouse; seven stepgrandchildren; niece and caregivers, Sandy McMickin (Terry); and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert Robbins and Johnny Robbins; one sister, Celester Carter; and her first husband, Richard Rouse.
Pallbearers will be Chris Robbins, Bobby Ratliff, Terry McMickin, Zach McMickin, Terry Loar, Bobby Johnson, Tyler Wood and Brennan Mason.
Honorary pallbearers will be John David Robbins, John Aaron Robbins, Mark Harsin, Dusty Prather, Ricky Wood, Dave Manley and James Landry.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at W.E. Pegues, Saltillo, and will continue noon to service time Friday.
Memorials may be made in her honor to the favorite charity of the giver’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com. 

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