Ruby Moore Pierce

Published 6:12 am Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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Ruby Moore Pierce, 95, joined the rolls of heaven’s angels on Friday, March 17, 2023, passing away peacefully at her home in Harmony, N.C.

Ruby was born on Dec. 15, 1927 in Union Grove, N.C., to Eugene and Blanche Moore.

After graduating from Union Grove School, she worked for many years at J.P. Stevens. She also worked part-time at Harmony Baptist Church.

Ruby and Robert Whitley Pierce were married on March 16, 1946. Whitley passed away on April 19, 1973.

In her senior years, Ruby met Thomas Johnson and they became close friends. Thomas and his family became like family to her, she treasured the time she spent with them.

Ruby was a kind, humble, Christian woman who loved God, her church, and her family. She also loved living in Harmony and was one of Harmony’s oldest residents. She enjoyed attending Sunday school class and church, doing word searches and watching TV. Ruby was an avid reader who read the newspaper daily. While she was still able, she loved to travel, and to cook for her family, especially for her grandchildren.

Ruby was predeceased by: her husband, Whitley; her parents; her daughter, Ann Crews; her son-in-law, Roger Crews; her sister, Mildred Lackey; and her very special friend, Thomas Johnson.

Surviving to cherish her memory are: her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Wade Leonard; her granddaughter, Sandy Sheek (Gil); her grandson, Chip Leonard; 4 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Leonard, Zack Leonard, Brady Sheek, and Ben Sheek; and the extended family of Thomas Johnson.

Her family would like to extend thanks to all her caretakers and to hospice for their care and service.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 22 at 7p.m., at Harmony Baptist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral, from 6-7 p.m. Burial will be on Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m., at Harmony City Cemetery.

Donations in Ruby’s memory can be made to: Iredell Council of Aging, 344 E. Front St., Statesville, NC 28677; or to Gentiva Hospice, 1308 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC 28677.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Pierce and her family.  Condolences: