Emagean PierceMarch 12, 1933 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 84)
Emagean Pierce, age 84, of LaFollette, passed away peacefully on April 29th, at LaFollette Health & Rehabilitation. Emagean was of the Baptist faith and attended faithfully throughout her life while living in Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan. Emagean was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Pierce with whom she was married to for 48 years before his passing in June, 1996; her mother and father, Loren and Hazel Welch, brothers Edward Welch, Lonnie Welch, Bill Welch, Estel Welch, Jim Welch, Manuel Welch, Raymond Welch and Timothy Welch; sisters Betty Welch, Brenda Welch, and Mattie Welch. She is survived by her son, Len Pierce, daughter Sharon and husband (Tim) Jors of Seattle, granddaughter and great granddaughter Melissa and Bella Fleming, grandsons Jake and (Danielle) Pierce and Ben and (Natasha) Pierce and great granddaughter Lainey stationed currently Savannah, Georgia; sisters Joyce Crownover, Lorraine O’Neal, Debbie Welch, Belinda Ausbine and Carolyn Byington and brother Daniel Welch Robert Welch.
Emagean at one point in her life decided she was going to be a marathon runner and so she did. At the age of 50, she ran her first 10k and won 1st place in her class. She ran a few more races before deciding she’d had enough. Emagean began her working career at the LaFollette Shirt Factory and worked several years there until the family moved to Dayton, Ohio where she decided to be a stay-at-home Mom. Emagean’s life was all about her family and taking care of them. She shined like a blazing star in her efforts.
Visitation will be 6:00-7:00 pm on Monday May 1, 2017 in chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home, funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12:00 pm on Tuesday May 2, at Martin Wilson Funeral Home and go to Flat Hollow cemetery for a 1:00 pm interment.
The family wishes to thank the staff of LaFollette Health & Rehabilitation for their compassionate caring and love for her.
Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.