Genevieve "Jean" Marion Pierce, 94, of Mount Vernon, Illinois went to be with her Lord at 2:52 A.M. October 9, 2018 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born February 16, 1924 in Geneva, Illinois to the late Harold Wayne and Mabel Ellen (Jenson) Mattsen. She married Marvin I. Pierce on February 10, 1945 in Elgin, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2009.
Jean and Marvin were devout Christians and active members at Larkin Avenue Baptist Church in Elgin, where Jean sang in the choir for many years. In 1985 they moved to Mount Vernon and joined Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. She was known by all for her giving nature, whether it be cookies, furniture, or anything in between. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Pierce is survived by her son, Harold Pierce and wife, Kathleen of Monett, Missouri; daughter, Sylvia Holloway of Bluford, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Harold Pierce, Jr., Georgina Snyder and husband, John, Gwendolyn Fillinger and husband, Chris, Amy Blair and husband, William, and Katherine Pierce, all of Missouri, and Angela Hammer, Pauline Cardenas and husband, Manny, and Chris Holloway and wife, Jill, all of Illinois; great-grandchildren, Corey Hammer, Jeremy Cardenas, Heather Cardenas, Isaac Holloway, Rio Holloway, Hudson Holloway, and Cheyenne Holloway, all of Illinois, and Johnathon Snyder and wife, Crystal, Justin Snyder and significant other, Camela Clark, Stephen Fillinger and wife, Beth, Christine Fillinger and husband, Ben, Zach Fillinger and wife, Stacey, Carmen Fillinger, Alexandria Fillinger, Matthew Fillinger, Angela Himes, Eden Kirch, Isaac Blair, William Blair, III, Luke Pierce, Aiden Pierce, and Sabella DeHaven, all of Missouri; great-great-grandchildren, Gabreal Snyder, Riley Snyder, Johnathon Snyder, Jr., Dracen Woolhiser, Jacob Finley, Danyka Finley, Cordell Strong, Brooklynn Turner, Dawson Turner, Elliott Turner, Madison Himes, Cameron Himes, Demitrius Kirch, and Kairi Kirch.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 12, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Gary Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Park Avenue Baptist Church Food Pantry.