Visitation Information:

January 12th, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Service Information:

January 12th, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Ms. Ethel Pierce, 89

Mrs. Ethel Pierce, 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.


A private funeral service for family will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Rogers, Rev. Darryl Womack and Rev. Jimmy Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. A private visitation for family will be on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Due to COVID 19, the services will be livestreamed on Memorial Park Funeral Home Facebook page, the link provided below will direct you to the livestream.


Born on February 16, 1931 in Gainesville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth Cain Smallwood. She was retired from the Healthcare Industry and a member of Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pierce is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Pierce; grandsons, Kevin Carder, Randy Pierce and Craig Pierce.


Mrs. Pierce is survived by her daughter and son in law, Brenda and Jerry Carder of Gainesville; sons and daughters in law, Steve and Gail Pierce of Dahlonega, Phillip and Miriam Pierce of Braselton, Stanley and Peggy Pierce of Gainesville; grandchildren, Latrelle McHugh of Gainesville, Jerry D. Carder of Gainesville, Chad Carder of Gainesville. Sherri Trammell of Dahlonega, Clark Pierce of Dahlonega, Rhonda Christy of Athens, Kelly Johnson of Crossville, TN; 22 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; sister, Lillie Newell of Flowery Branch and a number of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gideon’s Ministry in memory of Ms. Ethel Pierce @ or call 770-531-9870


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Mary Guthrie 2021-01-10 15:05:13
Loved Ethel worked with her many years ago, beautiful sweet kind Lady. Prayers for the family.
Kozette R Morrison 2021-01-10 15:29:36
My sincere sympathy to family! Love (Kozie) Kozette Morrison
Darcey McGinnis 2021-01-10 16:01:31
What a beautiful spirit Ms. Pierce had. She loved God and all of His children. She will definitely be missed by all who were honored to meet her. Thank to the family for allowing us to get to meet her.
Angelia (Smallwood) Willard 2021-01-11 18:38:40
My sympathy to the family.Ms.Ethel will truly be missed..y'all will be in my prayers
Lawrence & Carolyn Southers 2021-01-12 09:34:25
Mrs. Pierce was a special lady and will be missed. I hope she and mama are strolling over heaven.
Karon Gibbs 2021-01-12 09:37:19
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Pierce passing. She helped us out with my Aunt,and with my Mama. She was a very sweet lady. 🙏
Ann Bartlett (Skinner) 2021-01-12 12:41:23
I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Pierce was a lovely and sweet lady. I got to know her when I was younger when I would go to her house with her granddaughter Latrelle. We had some good times there. Please know that she will be missed. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Julia Lackey Hamilton 2021-01-13 20:56:18
I have fond memories of "Miss Ethel" when she was taking care of Mrs. Virginia Jarrard. I ran into her about a year ago and was able to help her find her car keys at a local restaurant in Gainesville. Miss Ethel always dressed to the T and always looked beautiful. She will be missed.
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