Reverend Diane Elaine Brown-Pierce was born on August 11, 1968 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Minerva Brown-Green and the late James Brown, Jr. She departed this early life on Wednesday March 18, 2015, at her home, in Springfield, Missouri.
Reverend Pierce attended Richland County Public Schools, and loved going to church with her parents. She grew up lending a helping hand, when needed, as she would have someone do unto her, if or when she needed help. This kindness led to employment by the American Red Cross, until her sight began to fail, which prevented a long career.
Reverend Pierce never let her failed eyesight stop her from furthering her college education in Theology and from studying for her Master's Degree, after moving to Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from the College of Theology, Reverend Pierce took yet another leap of faith. She became host of her very own radio ministry show for the blind, Live By Faith, Not By Sight. Her motto in life was, "You don't have to visually see... for your spirits to be lifted through Christ."
Reverend Pierce was a member of The New Hope International Church in Springfield where Reverend Jamison is the pastor.
Reverend Pierce was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Reverend Pierce leaves to cherish her precious memories, her mother and stepfather, Mrs. Minerva Brown-Green and Mr. Arthur Green; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Williams; two brothers, James Brown, III and Tyrone L. Green, Sr.; one brother-in-law, Mr. Leon Williams, all of Columbia, South Carolina. Also cherishing these memories are uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
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