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Pierce, Diana Jay

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September 27, 1946 - October 13, 2014

Pierce, Diana Jay

Diana Jay Pierce

September 27, 1946 -October 13, 2014

Beloved sister, mother and grandmother, Diana Jay Pierce went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2014. Characterized by a sweet smile and gentle spirit, Diana dedicated her life to generously serving those around her with great love. She especially delighted in her three precious grandchildren: Madden, Violet Grace and Nicholas. She also found joy in caring for her dogs Pugsley and Daisy. A woman of steady faith, Diana enjoyed volunteering for “Tres Dias” women’s retreats and participating in her weekly Bible study at Woodcreek Church in Richardson, TX. In her free time, she would cheer for the Dallas Mavericks or spend time journaling.

A devoted wife, Diana is now reunited in heaven with her husband, Gary Wayne Pierce Sr, who passed away on January 21, 2006. She is survived by son Gary Jr and wife Leslie Pierce, son Jeffrey and wife Lesleigh Pierce and son Mark and wife Erika Pierce.

Born in Dallas on September 27, 1946 to Shirley Brown and D.J. Wilson, Diana was the oldest of six children.  She will be missed and remembered by her siblings Sharon, Lisa, Kim, Toni and Jay along with many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at Woodcreek Church in Richardson, Texas on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Diana’s honor to North Texas Tres Dias by sending a check made out to NTTD Scholarship Fund to c/o Lewis Jue, 7228 Main Street, The Colony, TX 75056.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Jim Conrad

October 16, 2014 8:24PM

Enough good things cannot be said about someone like this. Family, take heart: the life she invested in her family continues to live on in you.

Jennifer McKinney

October 16, 2014 2:12PM

I had the honor of introducing Diana when I went through NTTD #56. She was a beautiful woman with a loving spirit and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to get to know her. My sincerest condolences to the family.

Janet Grentz

October 16, 2014 10:05AM

Diane was the first person that met on my weekend and she was a silent. I also felt so accepted and a person there my age. She was a role model for me watching her give her rollo. She was good and so accepting. I will miss her but I know I will see her again and get to met the love of her life.

Tammy (Williams) Baxter

October 16, 2014 8:44AM

Diana and I worked together for many years and even became Flight Attendants for American Airlines later in life. She was hesitant to leave her desk job but told me a story of when she was a little girl, her father stopped on the side of the road to pick up a lady whose car had broken down. Diana thought she was so gorgeous, she was a Flight Attendant, gloves, hat and all. So she shared with me that it had always been a dream of hers to be a Flight Attendant because of this day. I encouraged her to follow her dream and she did. It wasn't easy being assigned to New York but Diana was the best Flight Attendant I ever flew with. She was caring and loving and never a bad word for anyone. In fact, she tried (many times) her best to make me a better person by saying "Now, they aren't bad people, that is just their personality." (That makes me giggle to this day, how she tried) Though I'm sure they realize it, her boys and her family meant so very much to her, she spoke of them often, including her love of her mother and sister Toni. She even had a hope chest for years just wishing for Grandchildren I see that wish was fulfilled. Diana, you will be missed by all that were lucky enough to know you. Rest in Peace my dear girl for I know there is a place in Heaven that has been waiting just for you!

Beth autem

October 15, 2014 9:55PM

My heartfelt condolences! Your Mom was so precious and I so enjoyed serving with her at Tres Dias!

Gayla Coward

October 15, 2014 9:53PM

Much love to the Pierce families, Diana was such a sweet lady. Praying for all of you.