Joyce Coleen Smith Pierce

Published 8:25 am Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at East Chapman Church for Joyce Coleen Smith Pierce, 63, of Greenville, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, in Montgomery. The Rev. Tracey Stinson officiated.

Joyce was loved by all who knew her well; she was a compassionate woman who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She was one of those that you never had to guess what was on her mind because she always spoke it. However, she was one of the few genuinely kind people left in this world. She loved and cherished her family.

Joyce was raised in Chapman and loved going to visit Granny McNeil. She loved the outdoors — camping, gardening, fishing and boating — anything outdoors was her sanctuary. She also thoroughly enjoyed cooking and canning.

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Joyce worked as a cashier most of her life and loved it. She loved talking to people and being acquainted with her hometown customers that she loved as family. She was a simple person who loved her husband and children dearly. She will be deeply missed by her family.

Her daughter, April Pierce, and her father, Leo Smith, preceded Joyce in death.

Survivors include, her loving husband of 38 years, David Pierce; three daughters, Jennifer (Darren) Quinley of Andalusia, Rachel Holman of McKenzie and Heather Pierce of Greenville; her parents, Juliet and Conrad Williamson of Greenville; three grandchildren, Ashley Quinley, Joshua “Bubba” Quinley and  David (Holman); two great grandchildren, Cayden Quinley and Bretton Anderson;  three brothers, Buddy (Laurie) Smith of Eufaula, Danny (Nita) Smith of Greenville and Jimmy (Annette) Smith of Georgiana; two sisters, Becky Gafford (Charlie Sexton) and Debra (Johnny) Carpenter of Georgiana and numerous cousins, gran-cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great