GAWDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Joyce Pierce, who passed away on Friday, January 13th. To read a full obituary, click here or read below:

Joyce McElhaney Pierce 86, a resident of Daphne, AL passed away peaceful at her home after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Joyce was born, along with her twin sister Judy, on January 5, 1937 to Gerald and Virginia McElhaney in New Castle, PA. Growing up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Joyce graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School and attended Kent State University. While there she met and married the love of her life, Ronald Carter Pierce. Ron’s work as a welding engineer brought the couple south to begin a successful career in the welding supply business.
Joyce was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time on the beach with family and friends. Later in life, she enjoyed sitting on her porch to take in the beauty of the sunsets along Mobile Bay.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Ronald, both of her parents Gerald and Virginia, and her twin sister Judy.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Jane Patrick of Marietta, GA, her children Jeff (Rhonda) Pierce of Pensacola, FL, Judy (Bill) Miller of Gulf Breeze, FL, Greg (Sabrina) Pierce of Daphne, AL and Jenny (Chris) McCall of Loxley, AL, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, along with Joyce (Peter) Wyatt, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Southern Care Hospice along with the caretakers of Golden Rule Senior Care for the excellent care that our mother received. Also, a special thanks to Ruth and Shirley for their dedicated service to our mother.

Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11am. All are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life following the ceremony from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Timber Creek Country Club, 9650 Timbercreek Blvd, Daphne, AL 36527.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association –

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