Edna Ann Pierce was born on February 15, 1943, in Weleekta, Oklahoma, to Dortha Lee Hinds and Chester Lee Richard Abram. She was the fourth of seven children.
Ann met her husband Henry Sylvester Pierce Jr. in Oklahoma City. They were united in marriage on March 25, 1962, and to this union four boys were born, Harlin Sylvester Pierce, Patrick Bouvier Pierce, Johnny Ray Pierce, and Anthony Jay Pierce.
Ann attended Weleekta High School graduating with the class of 1960. She attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree. Ann worked at Northeast High School for more than twelve years touching the lives of many young students. In June 1982, she embarked on a remarkable career at Tinker Air Force Base obtaining the position of Program Analyst. Ann received numerous awards including recognition from President of the United States Barack Obama upon her retirement in 2012 after 30 years of service. Ann also became a Guinness Book World Record holder in July 2015.
Ann was baptized on April 21, 1963, by Bro. Robert L. James at the Garden Oaks Church of Christ. Ann was a devoted and active member of the church. She was a reading tutor, Sunday school teacher, and instrumental with the Ladies for Christian Education.
She is survived by her son, Johnny Ray Pierce; her daughter-in-law, Lucille Pierce; her grandchildren, John Henry Pierce, Jocilyn Harlien Pierce, special grandson Michael Bennett; brother Paul (Inbok) Abram; sisters Rayvon (Charles) Smith, Dorothy Robinson, Claudia (Kerry) White; Freddie (Evelyn) Pierce, Bettye Johnson, Robert Pierce, cousin Ruth Smith, the Ray family, and a loving host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Dortha Abram, father Chester Abram, husband Henry Pierce, sons Patrick Pierce, Anthony Pierce, and Harlin Pierce, her brother Baby Boy Abram, and sister Barbara Appling.
Ann went to be with our Lord on February 26, 2016, after a brief illness. She will be remembered as an excellent mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, mentor, and friend. Those who knew her well will remember her as a strong, dedicated, and spiritual person who deeply loved her children and family.
Service; March 15th at 1:00 AM
Northeast Church of Christ
4817 N. MLK Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73111
Henry Sylvester Pierce
1933–1998 (m. 1962)
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