Gynelle “Nell” Pierson, 91, Vero Beach

Gynelle “Nell” Pierson, 91, died April 9, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach.

She was born in Gibson Wells, Tenn., and lived in Vero Beach for 55 years, coming from Hickman, Ky.

She was a member of Lighthouse Church of God of Vero Beach.

Survivors include two sons, Frederick Pierson, of Union City, Tenn., and the Rev. John A. Pierson, of Vero Beach; daughter, Ann Kern, of Maryville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, John H. Pierson, who died in 2005; and a grandson.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. April 14 at the First Church of God, Hickman, Ky.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. April 14 at the church. Interment will follow in Hickman Cemetery.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at the Lighthouse Church of God, Vero Beach.

Arrangements by the Strunk Funeral Home & Crematory of Vero Beach.

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