The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Center was greatly saddened on Feb. 18
with the passing of Lisa Ann "Little White Dove" Pierce Brown. Lisa was the
daughter of Lorraine Pierce Gregg and stepdaughter of Charles Gregg. She was
predeceased by her father, Carl Pierce Jr. Lisa had two sons Tyrone, age 11
and Zeke, age 7.
As a child she attended Quinton Elementary School and was a member of the
Quinton Girl Scout troop. She graduated in 1987 from Salem High School and
was a member of the National Honor Society all through her high school
years. She graduated fourth highest in her class. We would like to note that
in her yearbook she had quoted under Remembrances that her fondest memory
was her Pop-Pop's love. "Pop-Pop" being her grandfather, Chappy Pierce, and
her Wish For the Future was, "More unity among God's Children."
She was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Membership Center and was
elected and served as the Princess of the Tribe 1985-1986.
She took part in the annual powwow each year and the last few years was part
of the Native America Worship Services held at the powwow grounds on Sunday
mornings. She attended the Native American Services at the St. John's
Methodist Church at Fordville, N.J. and was a member of the Fight For
Families Fellowship Church of Wilmington, Del.
She was employed at the Pureland Industrial Park at the Pep Boys Complex
where she was a security guard, until ill health led to her disability. For
many years she was employed at the Salem County School Systems where she
served as administration assistant.
She was stricken with cancer in August, 1999 and waged a brave fight though
her body was in constant pain from chemotherapy and radiation. She wanted so
much to see her children grown. But on Feb. 18, at the age of 32, she left
her earthly body to be at peace and in perfect health with the Lord.
She will be missed by her family and a host of friends. Quoting one of her
friends, "She was an inspiration to all she came in contact with and her
spirit was always strong and will shine forever."
In addition to her mother, Lorraine, stepfather, Charles, sons Tyrone and
Ezekiel, she leaves to mourn, her husband, Charles Brown and several aunts,
uncles and cousins and the membership of the Native American family.
Those who served as pall bearers were: Issiac Marcano, Woodrow Furbush,
Lindwood Mosley, Jerry Carney, Brian Carney and Nelson Carney Jr.
Also taking part in the services were Pastor James Hinmon, Rev. Roy Bundy,
Tee Norwood, Rev. Matthew Brown, Urie Ridgeway and Will Mosley.
Arrangements were by Padgett Funeral Home. Feast of the Dead was at Colonial
Rider's Clubhouse following the services. Internment was Fernwood Memorial
In lieu of flowers it was requested that monetary donations be made to her
sons, Tyrone and Ezekiel in care of their grandparents, Lorraine and Charles
Gregg at 245 Quinton-Marlboro Road, Salem, N.J.
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