John Alton Pierce

August 23, 1966 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 52)

John Alton Pierce, 52, passed away after losing his battle to cancer on Friday, September 21, 2018 at George Regional Hospital. John Alton was born on August 23, 1966 in Lucedale, MS. He worked in the construction field as a welder and millwright, and was a very dependable worker. An avid outdoorsman and marksman, John Alton enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He had a talent for working with his hands, crafting wood furniture, most of which he lovingly gave to his family. John Alton loved his family and enjoyed doing for others. He was a giving person.

John Alton was preceded in death by his brother and special friend, Scott Pierce; infant brother, Franklin Greg Pierce; grandparents, Hack and Ruth Brewer and Willie and Maggie Pierce.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Kathey Buchanan Pierce of Leakesville, who faithfully stood by his side making him comfortable and loving him; parents, Alton “John” and Wanda Pierce of Leakesville; brother, Jason Pierce of Leakesville; daughters, Brittany Hession (Chad) of Richton and Julia Sams of Anniston, AL; grandsons, Hunter and Hagen Hession; nieces, Scotsi Miller (Billy) of Leakesville, Courtney Christian (Richard) of Prairieville, LA; nephew Logan Pierce of Wiggins; very special niece and nephews, who brought him much joy and fun, Lily Paige (who prayed for Her Uncle John continuously), Baby Mason Miller and his Buddy, Hunter Wayne Rogers; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Leakesville First United Pentecostal Church with a visitation prior to the service beginning at 11 am. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gregg Hicks and Rev. Irvis D. Everette. Online condolences may be given at Freeman Funeral Home- Leakesville, MS

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