Eileen F. (Zier) Pierce, 73 of Tallahassee gained her wings on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
Eileen was the second of eight children born to Mary (Azevedo) Zier and Vernon Zier, on October 20, 1948, in Fall River, MA. Eileen spent most of her life in Miami, she was a member of the first graduating class at Miami Carol City High School in 1966, and a member of the National Honor Society.
After high school, Eileen worked at Levitz Furniture, which is where she met the love of her life, David E. Pierce, Sr. The two married on December 31, 1967, and were married for nearly 30 years, when Dave passed away on June 3, 1997. During their marriage, they also lived in Atlanta, GA, while they both worked for Levitz; Inverness, FL, where Eileen worked for Brentwood, and Tallahassee, FL, where she finished her years of work with the Florida Department of Education, retiring in 2012.
She was an integral part of her children’s youth by being a member of the Lake Forest Optimist Club, coaching soccer and was a Troop Leader for her daughters Girl Scout Troop in Inverness, FL. Eileen was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, trivia and Jeopardy. She was also a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness, FL, and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Tallahassee, FL.
Eileen was a very loving and kind-hearted person and had an incredible sense of humor. Her greatest joy was her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dave, sister Susan (Su) Jacobs, and brother Vernon (Budd) Zier, Jr.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children, David E. Pierce, Jr. (Laura), of Tallahassee, FL; Jessica L. Pierce of Seffner, FL; and Jennifer L. Lowe (Jason) of Gray, GA. Eileen had 4 grandchildren, whom she lovingly referred to as her Grand Darlings: Emily and Kira Hofmann, of Seffner, FL, and Daniel and David Lowe, of Gray, GA. Eileen also leaves behind five sisters; Kathy Seaborn and Nancy Zier of Northfield, MN, Karen McMullin (Mike Crank), of Auburndale, FL, Ella Zier-Smith (Jeanne) of Winter Haven, FL, and Michelle “Shelley”Caulder (Chip), also of Winter Haven, FL, two aunts, Jane Avila and Marie Schubert and one uncle, Edward Azevedo, as well as many, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services of remembrance will be held, Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 10:30 AM, at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon FL, 33511.
Cremation services provided by Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay.
Special thanks to Advent Health, Pepin Heart Institute and Hospice of Tampa.