Mary Jo Pearce, 89, of Morehead City, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at her home in Morehead City.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date.
Mrs. Pearce was born in Vance County, the daughter of the late Mary and Alvis Husketh. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Woman's College) in 1944. She managed Roth Stewart Company, a retail clothing store in Henderson, NC, for over 30 years.
Special thanks go to caregivers, Pam, Lynn, Bea, Bonnie, Dede and Brandi for all the loving care given to Mrs. Pearce over the last 4 years.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Bert Pearce and wife, Laura, of Newport; granddaughters, Lauren and Blair Pearce; niece, Cathy Carlton and husband, Dana, of Westlake Village, CA; great-niece, Janie Myers and husband, Gavin, of New York City, NY and great niece Jennifer Carlton of New York City, NY.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pearce was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Rubert B. Pearce, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 or to the charity of one's choice.