Pierce obit

The Reverend William Calvin Pierce, Jr. was blessed to the proud parents of the late Mr. & Mrs. William and Sylvia Pierce, Sr. of Defuniak Springs, Florida on the joyous Sunday of May 17, 1953.  On Monday, November 7, 2016 in the West Florida Covenant Care of Pensacola, Florida, God called Rev. Pierce home to rest.

Rev. Pierce was a 1971 graduate of Vernon High School in Vernon, Florida where he was an outstanding and exceptional student athlete in the sports of football and basketball.  He received numerous honors recognizing his stupendous athletic ability.

Rev. Pierce possessed an array of skills, knowledge and abilities as a sub-contractor in the area of concrete and masonry, he owned and operate the Pierce Concrete Company for thirty-five years with major projects and productions spanning the entire northwest Florida region.  Rev. Pierce also became co-owner of TLC “True Living Christian” restaurant in Ponce De Leon, Florida.

Rev. Pierce was a devoted and committed minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church receiving his calling into the ministerial studies and preached his initial sermon in May of 2003 at his home church, St. Mary AME of Caryville, Florida.

Rev. Pierce was a meek, humble, and dutiful Shepard to the following churches he served as Pastor: St. James AME Church of Millville, Florida, Sylvania AME Church and New Bethel AME Church of Vernon, Florida.

Rev. Pierce was united in a giving, supportive and loving union of marriage to Anna Louise Stallworth on May 28, 2011 at Hurst Chapel AME Church of Pensacola, Florida.

Rev. Pierce was preceded in transition by his loving parents, his son Derrick and his Father-in-law, Rev. Johnnie B. Stallworth.  Cherishing his memory is his devoted wife, Anna Louise, Pensacola, FL; daughter Candance (Montrez), Panama City, FL; three sisters, Mary Broxton (Willie), Caryville, FL; Annie Pearl Broughton (Wilton) Grand Bay, AL; Willie Mae (Rev. James) Caryville, FL; one niece like a sister, Sonya Peterson (Wilford), Dothan, AL; four nephews, Dayon Broxton, Tallahassee, FL; Bruce Broughton (Veronica), and Bryan Broughton, Grand Bay, Al; Brandon Broughton (Stephanie) Patterson, NY; Tony Johns (Tiffany), Caryville, FL; God Mother, Mattie Rea Davis; God Sister Shirley Randolph; a lifelong friend, Elder Tony Howard; a dedicated friend Dec. James Tanner; his faithful nurse, Jasmine Polk; other relatives & friends,

Home Going Services will be held 11 A.M. CST, Saturday, November 12, 2016 from the sanctuary of the St. Mary A.M.E Church with Presiding Elder Phillip V. Russ IV and Rev. Freddie Tellis, officiating.  Committal Services will follow in the St. Mary Church Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 3-9 P.M. in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida, and on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the church from 10 A.M. until time for services at 11 A.M.