William Edward “Eddie” Pierce, Jr., age 74, of Hertford, NC died Friday, June 19, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. He was born in Pasquotank County to Marian Barco Pierce and the late William Edward Pierce, Sr. and was the husband of 53 years to Hannah Dawson Pierce of the residence. Mr. Pierce was an avid story teller who never met a stranger and adored his grandchildren. He attended Berea Church of Christ and was a long time member of Durant’s Neck Ruitans Club. He had 30 years with the District Health Department as an Environmental Supervisor and a graduate of East Carolina College.
Besides his mother and wife, Eddie is survived by a daughter, Cindy Pierce Manuli and husband Steve of Elizabeth City, NC and their children Stephanie and Chris Manuli; a son, Eddie Pierce, III and wife Angie of Lexington, NC and their children twin girls Amber and Marie Pierce and James Tilley; and a brother, Johnny Pierce and wife Betty of Elizabeth City, NC.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Berea Church of Christ Cemetery officiated by Harold Rutledge. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Twiford Funeral Home and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to Berea Church of Christ building fund, 1664 New Hope Road, Hertford, NC 27944. The Pierce family is served by Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC.
Online memorial condolences may be expressed to the family at https://www.twifordfh.com
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