Born March 1, 1919, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Edward and Pearl Mullins Phillips.
She worked for many years as a hand packer at the Pillsbury plant in Seelyville.
She enjoyed reading and going for walks as she frequently walked home from work.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Pearl; husbands Melvin Pierce and John Girton; sons Arnold Fredrick Pierce and Donald Lee Pierce; special grandson Bradley Wayne Pierce; brothers Joe Woolery, Edward Phillips, Harry Phillips, Milton Phillips and William "Bill" Phillips.
Survivors include grandchildren Philip Lee Pierce and wife Della, Brazil, Melanie Smith and husband Mike, Brazil, and Arnold Fredrick Pierce; great-grandson Philip Robert Pierce, as well as many nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the League of Churches. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.