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On Sunday May 15, 2022, Ivalene Bruce Pierce, loving wife, mother and grandmother, left us to be eternally with God The Father. She is now forever whole.

Ivalene was born on Sept. 11, 1936 in Lake Creek, to Ivan and Alene (Morrow) Bruce. She married Jimmy Pierce on June 11, 1953 in Knox City Texas. They went on to have six children. Ivalene was a devoted mother and homemaker to not only six children but also two more that she raised as her own.

Once her children were all in school, she returned to Benjamin High School where she received her diploma. She then attended Vernon College.

Ivalene was an artist in many ways. She loved painting, enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening, but mostly she loved the Lord, her Savior.

Her beautiful life will be cherished by the many she leaves behind. Her husband Jimmy Pierce; sons Billy Pierce and wife Dena of Megargel, John Pierce of Olney; daughters Twylah Robertson and husband Andy of Iowa Park, Misty Pierce and Herb of Olney, and bonus daughter Gail Culifer of McKinney; twenty grandchildren, Jill, Doug, Kristi, Sterlina, Tres, Josh, Katie, Jason, Chere, John, Ryan, Cody, Crystal, Jerica, Jaelyn, Savannah, Samantha, Melinda, Dustin, Julia; and several great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Many who have left us will be there to greet her. Her father and mother Ivan and Alene; brothers Lee, Rob, Steven; sister Julia Ann; sons Jimmy Jr., Joey; and grandson Jason. A home coming.

A funeral service was held at Lunn’s Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 with Chad Edgington officiating. Burial followed at Benjamin Cemetery under the direction of the Smith Family Funeral Homes.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Beyond Faith Hospice, 604 Oak Street Suite 105, Graham, Texas 76450.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.