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Nelma Arleen Pierce

August 27, 1960 - March 4, 2020

Nelma A. Pierce was born in Hampton, Virginia, on August 27, 1960. She departed this world March 4, 2020 at around 10:45 pm beside her husband, Thomas Pierce.
She married Tom Pierce on August 27, 1976. They lived in Hampton while Tom served in the USAF.
In 1979 Tom and Nelma moved to England, having 3 girls, they returned to Columbus AFB in 1981 where they lived for 3 years. They returned to Newport News, where they became members of Abundant Life Tabernacle under Rev. Glenn Jones until they moved north. Nelma and Tom expanded their family and had 3 boys.
Nelma was a devoted wife and mother to her children, while at the same time she worked as a daycare worker and nanny of 3 young children, the youngest being 2 weeks.
Her heart was devoted to all her children, a foster mom to over 50 children for 10 years.
She also loved all people, as she never met a stranger.
Nelma is now in God’s loving presence. She will be truly missed by her family and friends; especially her husband and son, Joshua.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Time: 2:30 pm


Peninsula Memorial Park

12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606

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