Deborah Lynne Pierce, 57, passed away June 14th, 2019

Deborah Lynne Pierce, 57 passed, Friday June 14th, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo unexpectedly but while also battling numerous illnesses for many years.

Deborah was born December 30, 1961 in Watervliet Michigan to Gerald and Mary (Trowbridge) Goodrich. She graduated from high school in 1980 and briefly attended Lake Michigan College. Deborah’s work that she most enjoyed was as an aide in the nursing home setting. Her fondness and love for helping others shined through her work and continued to do so even after becoming sick and unable to continue working.

Deborah is survived by her loving husband of twenty-seven years, Billy Pierce of Covert. She is also survived by her son, Tyler Pierce of Covert. Her mother, Mary Williams of South Haven Michigan and step-mother Myrtle Goodrich of Decatur Michigan. Two sisters, Elizabeth Wood of Sault Ste Marie Michigan and Lisa (Dale) Kissinger of Battle Creek Michigan and one brother, Brian Goodrich of Buchanan Michigan. Deborah is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, all whom she loved dearly and cherished as if they were her own and many cousins and aunts.

She is preceded in death by her father Gerald Goodrich, stepfather Roosevelt Williams Sr. and her older brother, John Harner.

With help from Duffield & Pastrick Funeral Home and Cremation, Deborah’s cremation has already taken place. The family will be holding a dinner in her memory at her home on Saturday, July 20thin Covert, Michigan at 1:00 PM.

Deborah’s wisdom, light and love touched numerous individuals including family, friends and anyone she interacted with. She has been and will continue to be dearly missed every day.

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