Genelle Maxine Cook Pierce, a native of McComb, MS and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the age of 92. She and her husband, Earl, were charter members of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and operated a flea market for a number of years. Genelle owned and operated the Looking Glass Beauty Shop in Crichton, AL; played the piano for her church; enjoyed making and collecting dolls; and spending quality time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Clark Cook and Audrey Mae Pickering Frantz; her husband, Earl Oneal Pierce; a son, William Earl Pierce, Sr.; her sister, Helen Philbrook; and a great-granddaughter, Allison Reed. Her survivors include her daughter, Audrey Pierce (Clyde Reynolds) Courtright; her son, Jerry Don Pierce; 12 grandchildren, Pamela Courtright (Kerry) Wiltz, Clyde Reynolds (Teresa) Courtright, III, Lisa Courtright Kibodeaux, Teresa Courtright (Kyle) Weeks, Amy Michelle Courtright (Margarette Curry), Brian Hunter Courtright (Jenna Mouton), Rebecca Pierce (Terry) Hensley, Robert Earl Pierce, Cynthia Pierce (David) Evans, William Earl (Michelle) Pierce, Jr., Christopher James Pierce and Jennifer Pierce (Kent) Cartwright; 26 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren and one expected to be born in December, 2019; other relatives; extended family and friends. Funeral services, officiated by Brother William Earl Pierce, Jr., will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 Noon from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday morning from 10:00 AM until service time.
A chapel service will be held at 12pm on Friday, 09/20/2019 from Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, followed by a committal service at the grave site.