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Jacqueline Pearce

November 25, 1927 — August 3, 2019

Jacqueline Howard “Jackie” Pearce, 91 of Sanford, formerly of Salisbury, peacefully passed away Saturday August 3, 2019. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Sanford.


Mrs. Pearce was born in Harnett Co, a daughter of the late Carey Webster Howard and Inez Campbell Howard. She was preceded in death by her husband Grafton Pearce and a brother, Carey Campbell “T” Howard.


Mrs. Pearce began her career with the Sanford Tobacco Co. She then was employed by Central Carolina Community College and later with Rowan County Community College. While in Salisbury, she was an active member at the First Presbyterian Church for 31 years and, continued her interest in civic and political organizations. Jackie was the first Councilwoman in Sanford. After her retirement she spent time traveling all over the world and spending time with family and friends.


Mrs. Pearce is survived by her two sons, Herb (Melissa) Pearce, and Jimmy (Joy) Pearce; three sisters, Lucille (Harold) York, Jean (Hank) Voznick, and Etta (Jimmy) Love; one brother, Larry (Peggy) Howard; five grandchildren, Shelly Pearce (Kristi), Austin Pearce (Cami), Bonnie Pearce Raynor, Robert Pearce and James Pearce (Phuoc); five great grandchildren.


The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm Wednesday in the Colonnade at First Presbyterian Church, Sanford.


Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church (Sanford), 203 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330; First Presbyterian Church (Salisbury), 308 W Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144; or to Barbecue Presbyterian Church, 124 Barbecue Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27332.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Cool Springs Baptist Church

1313 Cool Springs Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church Colonnade

Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330

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