Community Activist Called Home
“Dee” as she was called by friends, was born June 17, 1935 in Pensacola, Florida to Abraham Pierce, Sr. and Verus Robinson Pierce. She attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School and moved away to become a licensed embalmer.
Delores eventually moved to New Orleans, LA and became a young entrepreneur owning Blandin Funeral Home in New Orleans for twenty years. While there she served as treasurer of the State of Louisiana Funeral Association.
However, home began to call and she moved back in 1998 to enjoy her days in Pensacola where she became a community activist where she worked on the Community Maritime Committee, Belmont & DeVilliers Neighborhood Association, Governor’s Front Porch, Pensacola Area Housing Commission, St. Joseph’s Booster Club, St. Joseph School Reunion Committee, Tan Yard Association and Daughter of IBPOE of W.
She was a lifelong member of St Joseph Catholic Church Pensacola, a former member of St Gabriel Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA, and a member of the New Orleans Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her lifelong partner Fitzgerald Johnson, lifelong friend Anita Variste of New Orleans, cousins, Imelda Barrow, Annette Satterwhite, Tonya Rose and their families; Cousins Shirley Garcia and Lolita Smith of New Orleans, Uncle Bob Pierce (Enice);
Aunts Arlean Gray, Mattie M Gray and Carlee Donald; Nephew Eric Shorter; Nieces Bridgett Brooks and Gladys Floyds along with many other nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.