Jeanette E. Pierce

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Jeanette E. Pierce

October 09, 1947 - February 04, 2019

Jeanette E. Pierce Jeanette Elizabeth Pierce, 71, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at home while surrounded by her loving family.
Jeanette was born Oct. 9, 1947 in Elk Rapids the daughter of Harry Judson and Elizabeth (Southbird) Gibbs. On Sept. 30, 1967 in Grand Rapids, she married Oliver Page Pierce, who survives.
Jeanette was a loving woman who would do anything for her family. She loved to go the casino and play bingo. She was skilled at playing cribbage and sewing. Jeanette was a skilled cook and the family remembers apple pie, taco salad and the tater tot casseroles she made for family reunions.
Jeanette was a strong and loving woman who would speak her mind and who would stand up for what she thought was right. She was proud of her 100 percent Native American heritage and was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
Jeanette is survived by her loving husband, Oliver; her children, Brian Pierce and Micheal (Tammy) Pierce; her dog, Piggy; her siblings, JoAnn (Rodger) Fox, Ronald Judson Sr., Rosemary Johnson, Elizabeth "Betty" (Mason) Gibbs and Debra Fox; and her grandchildren, Brenden, Keeley, David, Alyssa and Mikayla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Leroy, Barbara, Linda and Cheri; and a son, David.
Visitation will be held until today, Feb. 7, at the Pierce home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., with the family greeting friends at 1 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Strongheart Center of Peshawbestown. Another service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m., at Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Chapel in Walker.
Memorials may be directed to the Pierce Family, PO Box 159, Suttons Bay, MI 49682.
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Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on February 7, 2019
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James T. Pierce
Feb 07, 2019
I am so sorry,to here of your Loss.I had only wished to have known her better.It was "GOD"...who had us all,cross a path just years ago.It was so special,to meet her at that it was the time to meet my real father "Oliver"."GOD" be with you all at this time of grief and sorrow.....and our deepest sympathy's.....God Bless....JIM