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Frances Joann Pierce

Frances Joann Pierce, age 90, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, peacefully passed Saturday, October 7, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sunday, May 28, 1933, to Corbit Francis and Nettie Ann Ralls Randall in Vandervoort, Arkansas.

Frances Joann was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Vandervoort, where she passionately attended services and participated in various ministries of the church. After becoming a Christian, Frances Joann faithfully read her Bible cover to cover each year, finishing for the 45th time this past September.

Frances Joann was a woman who truly loved God and had a deep desire for others to have a personal relationship with God. Her personality, so deeply rooted in faithfulness, served as an inspiration to all who knew her.

Throughout her life, Frances Joann took great pride in quilting, growing and canning food, and tending to her immaculate garden, flowers, yard, farm, and rock collection.

Today we remember Frances Joann for the wisdom she imparted, for the kindness she showed, and for the remarkable legacy she leaves behind. Frances Joann’s favorite Bible verse was 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Frances Joann is now in the loving embrace of the God she loved and served so faithfully. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those she touched, and her lessons will guide us as we strive to follow in her footsteps.

Frances Joann is proceeded in death by her parents, Corbit Francis and Nettie Ann Ralls Randall; her husband, Frank Lloyd Pierce; and five siblings. Frances Joann is survived by her three loving daughters, Sheila Pierce of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Sally Kesterson and husband, Ricky of Grannis, Arkansas, and Selinda Salem and husband, Mike of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one brother, Coy Randall of Vandervoort, Arkansas; one sister, Margie Harper of Lone Star, Texas; seven grandchildren, Joshua Canada and wife, Daniela, Matthew Nelson and wife, Kelli, Jennifer Hill and husband, Jason, Shannon McDonald and husband, Mark, Andrea Toupin and husband, Justin, Micah Mansilla and husband, Hernan, and Erin Truax and husband Travis; thirteen beautiful great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

No services are planned at this time with cremation arrangements are entrusted to the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

The family asks in lieu of flowers for donations to be sent to Vandervoort First Baptist Church for purchase of Bibles.

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