Obituaries

Catherine Howell Pierce

September 2, 1954 - June 19, 2020

Burial Date June 25, 2020

A Graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held 1pm Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Southview Memorial Park, Franklin, Virginia. Public viewing will be held from 4-7pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home, Franklin.

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Catherine “Cat” Howell Pierce, 65 transitioned from this life on Friday, June 19, 2020 in her home.  Catherine was born on September 2, 1954 to the late Willie and Rosa Howell Sr. in Franklin, VA. Cat was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Marvin Howell and McArthur Everett; sisters: Doris Howell Ford and Gloria Jean Gallop; and son, Kirk A. Pierce.

Cat accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. After marriage, she joined Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Suffolk, VA. Later on, Cat rejoined Piney Grove Baptist Church where she remained until passing.

Cat was a welcoming and enjoyable person with a big heart, continuously giving and cooking for others. She enjoyed attending church and shopping, and at any event, she was always the life of the party. Cat was the first one on every dance floor, and her generosity and warm spirit will greatly be missed.

Cat leaves to cherish her memory husband, Ray A. Pierce; son, Theeoplious Lamont Howell (Donna); daughters: Raven Pierce and Latishia Epps; five grandchildren: Dontavious Hayslett, Drake Pierce, Imani Epps, Xeida Epps, and Maurvellis Epps; brother, Willie Raymond Howell Jr.; mother-in-law, Edith Pierce; brother-in-laws: James Ford and Aubrey Pierce; sister-in-law Jennifer Pierce, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other close friends and family.

A Graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held 1pm Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Southview Memorial Park, Franklin, Virginia. Public viewing will be held from 4-7pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Elvin Vaughan Funeral Home, Franklin. Keep the family in your prayers.