Beloved mother and grandmother, Virginia Aileen Miller Pierce, 92, of Statesville, N.C., passed on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House.

She was born March 31, 1928 in Catawba County to the late Jonas and Sarah Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Roy Christopher Pierce Jr. in 2005; and an infant daughter, Anita Gail in 1954.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Macemore of Statesville; son Douglas (Deborah) Pierce of Ft. Myers, Fla., and four grandchildren, Mark (Nancy) Price of Conover, N.C., Jason (Misty) Pierce of Danielsville, Ga., Bridget (Joey) Miller of Jonesville, N.C., and Christopher Pierce of Worland, Wyo.; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Special recognition and thanks go out to Colin Smith (10 years old and her oldest great-great-grandson) of Willow Springs, N.C., for his help in caring for his “Nanny” the last summer of her life.

Mrs. Pierce requested no services be held but the family requests any memorials be directed to Gordon Hospice House and Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, for their help and compassionate care since March 20, 2020.

Fond memories and condolences may be left at

“Peace be with you, Mama, as you fly to be with daddy….”

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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