Georgianna "Jo" Pierce

Georgianna (Jo) Pierce, 91, of Delaware, Ohio, previously of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2019, in Delaware, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Robert "Bob" Pierce; one son, Neal (Charlotte) Pierce; two daughters, Ella (Mark) Gardner and Theresa (Don) Lemley; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, Hubbard (Anne) Pate.

Jo was born in Sampson County, North Carolina, and was a graduate of Roseboro High School, Roseboro North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She worked as an x-ray technician until her marriage to Bob in 1951, when she became a homemaker and mother.

She was most recently a member of the Worthington Christian Church, and as a child worshipped at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a volunteer for the International Christian Braille Ministry for many years in their efforts to create Christian literature in braille format for the blind.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Rutherford Funeral Home in Powell, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Rutherford Funeral Home in Powell, Ohio; Dana Slingluff and Tom Sherrod officiating. Burial will be Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the International Christian Braille Mission, P.O. Box 520, Grayson, KY 41143 or Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 1481 Fleet Cooper Road, Roseboro, NC 28382.

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Funerals for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Abner, James - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Black, Thomas - 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Bowcott, Doris - 1 p.m., Mt. Union Church, Pliny.

Dolin, Clayton - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Harper, Brandon - 1 p.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Hively, Thomas - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Kirk, William - 8 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

McDonald, Jeremy - 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Rollins, Melvin - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Short, Elizabeth - 1:30 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Simpkins, Anthony - 1 p.m., McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Stone Jr., Darrell - 2 p.m., Smith Cemetery, Leon.

Thorne, Thomas - 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.