Evelyn Ann Pierce

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Mrs. Evelyn “Chubby” Kamis Pierce, 90, of Fuquay-Varina went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, December 21, 2017 at Green Leaf Care Center in Lillington. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Charles Kamis and Rose Kamis King. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Coolidge Pierce, her sister Melanie Pierce, and her Aunt Annie Spenger. Mrs. Pierce retired from Wake Christian Academy where she served as a teacher and Elementary Principal for over 30 years.

Chubby was loved by her family and friends. She was “one of a kind.” Her creativity and spunk made life exciting for everyone around her. She loved entertaining and planning events. She was never afraid of a challenge, and she looked at every obstacle in life as an opportunity to problem solve. She considered the word “can’t” a personal “challenge.”

She cherished her students and their parents, teachers, friends and neighbors, and her family. She was a friend to many, a mother to four, a grandmother to twelve, a great-grandmother to twenty-eight, always a teacher at heart, and a proud Czech American.

For over seventy years, she served in her husband’s churches. She sang in choirs, directed Bible schools, Christmas programs, taught Sunday school, helped with Christian camps and taught Bible studies. At the center of her life was her love for Jesus Christ.

She served in her community as a PTO President, participated in the Women’s Club, led backyard Bible clubs, youth Bible studies, and acted as a Theatrical Director for the Fuquay youth.

She is survived by her son, Jonathan Pierce and his wife Vivian of Fuquay-Varina, her son, Daniel Pierce and his wife Teressa of Blairsville, GA, her daughter, Michal Carroll and her husband Jeffery of Lillington, her daughter, Jessie Ladd and husband Bobby of Greensboro; 12 grandchildren, Joshua Pierce, Nathan Pierce, Rachel Pierce Green, Seth Pierce, Dan Pierce, Ben Pierce, Matthew Carroll, David Carroll, Melanie Ladd Moore, Lauren Ladd, Annaka Ladd Adamson, and Victoria Ladd; 28 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Catawba Springs Christian Church, 6801 Ten-Ten Rd., Apex, NC 27539 with Rev. Chuck Woodruff officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 AM. A private burial will take place in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wake Christian Academy, 5500 Wake Academy Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603, WCA Annual Fund– https://www.wakechristianacademy.com/support/annua... or SuNica, 303 Tiffany Circle, Garner, NC 27529, www.sunica.org/donate or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000,
Boone, NC 28607.