Lillie Mae Piercy
Lillie Mae Piercy, 86, of Monette, passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at Arkansas Continued Care Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Hornsby, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Verbal Lowrance Baker and had attended Marked Tree High School. She was a homemaker until her children were grown, then she became a school bus driver for the Manila School District, serving for approximately 10 years before moving to the Augusta area and serving that district until her retirement. As a pastor's wife, Lillie was the consummate hostess. She enjoyed cooking for her family, was an accomplished seamstress and was fond of fishing. After her husband's retirement from ministry, she became a member of the Monette First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Rev. William Piercy of the home; three sons, William Allen Piercy (Heather) of Jonesboro, John Robert Piercy (Kirstin) of Forestville, Calif., and Michael Roy Piercy (Debi) of Little Rock; daughter, Jo Boyd (Randy) of Jonesboro; two sisters, Berniece Blann and Shirley Flippo, both of Memphis, Tenn. She also leaves 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Pastor David Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Macey Cemetery near Monette. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Bradley Piercy, Wes Boyd, William Boyd, Robert Piercy, Brenton Piercy and Jordon Boyd. The family will receive visitors Friday from noon until service time. Online guest register: www.howardfuneralservice.com