Frances “Jean” Pierce

Published 11:46 pm Saturday, December 17, 2016

Frances “Jean” Pierce, 83, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Cypress Glen in Port Arthur.

Frances was born October 3, 1933 in Port Arthur, Texas to Fred A. Dement and Mattie B. Stanley Dement.

She was a lifelong area resident and member of Memorial Baptist Church.

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Frances retired from Texaco Federal Credit Union as supervisor of member services. She was a longtime member of the Port Arthur Pilot Club, and was a Pink Lady volunteer at St. Mary Hospital, and also a volunteer for the Red Cross and the gift shop at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Claude Pierce and second husband Capt. Harold Weaver; her sister, Mildred Driggers; and brother, Melvin Dement.

Survivors include her son, Kevin Pierce and his wife Jeanie of Groves; daughter, Karen Jernigan and her husband Bill of Pasadena; sister, Willie Belle O’Brien of Nederland; brothers, Marvin R. Dement of Groves and Bruce H. Dement of Keller; grandchildren, Charlie Pierce and his wife Nicole, Sean Jernigan, Garrett Pierce and his wife Allison, Lauren Jernigan Pelc and her husband Mark; and three great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will begin at 12 noon on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., with Dr. Ray Meador and Reverend Bill Jernigan officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.