Pauline Jeannette Pierce
January 1, 1970 - April 14, 2017

Pauline (Jeannette) Robards Pierce of Southport passed away April 14 2017 in her home, known as “Nannies Nut House”, of 50 years.

She was born April 1, 1932 in Rocky Mount, NC to Joseph H. Robards and Olivanza E. Dickens. She was preceded in death by her husband James (Buddy – Milky) Pierce, son James (Davey) Pierce, daughter-in-law Tammy Whitt Pierce, grandson Matthew Johnson, siblings Vivian R. Hodges, J. Linwood Robards, Eulis E. Robards and Dorothy R. Chewning.

Jeannette, known by many as “Nannie”, just recently celebrated her 85th birthday surrounded by family and friends. She wore many hats as homemaker, caregiver and worked at Brunswick County DSS.

Jeannette is survived by her children, Libby Johnson and husband Butch of Andrews, SC; grandson Michael Johnson and wife Charlotte of Rutherfordton, NC; Beverly Harrison and husband Ronnie of Bolivia; granddaughter Angela Coring and husband Todd of Southport; Joe Pierce of Southport, NC; grandsons Brett Pierce and wife Tish of Southport; Jessie Pierce and wife Melissa of Rocky Point NC; and Marty Pierce of Cannon Falls, MN; her grandson Christopher Presson and wife Erika of Burnsville, MN and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

A celebration of her life will be held Monday, 3pm April 17, 2017 at Generations Church, 4874 Old Long Beach Rd., Southport, NC.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401

In the care of Coastal Cremations serving Brunswick County, New Hanover County, Horry County and surrounding areas.


  • Dotty Edgerton Posted April 20, 2017 11:44 am

    Thinking of all of you and asking God to give you peace as you make the adjustment to this loss. I am glad I stopped in to visit her sometime ago. Lovely visit with a “tough” lady”. Keep in mind – death is a trip to HEAVEN!
    This is a sweet, sweet picture. “The Elder and the Infant” Very sweet! – Dotty Edgerton

  • Deborah Welch Posted April 24, 2017 5:56 pm

    Jeannette was singular. Back then I experienced her as a pragmatic wonder, sensing full well her loving heart. As a Mom of 5 and g-ma of 12, I often think of Jeannette and how she managed. Remembering how she loved those grandchildren! And it may have been ‘tough’ love with her children, but Love Them she did. I also always admired how different each of her children were, minds of their own. To me, that’s a sign of a great Mom. She has left her print on my mind and heart, and I wish her large family to know that from her warm kitchen she reached out far and embraced so many others.
    May you all be well and happy, knowing that her love will always be near.

    Deborah Welch

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