Friday, September 6, 2013

In Memory

The Pine Tree ISD staff extends sincere condolences to the family of Victoria Pierce, Pine Tree ISD Middle School student who died on Monday, September 2, 2013. In a letter home to students and families, the school Principal, Lara Cavin reassured parents that counseling assistance is available for all students who are experiencing difficulty.

“Pine Tree Middle School staff and Pine Tree ISD personnel are prepared to support all students through this difficult time,” said Cavin. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to this precious family and friends affected by this tragedy.”

The family shared her obituary, which includes information about services and their designation for support.

LONGVIEW- Victoria “Tori” Pierce, 10, was granted her angel wings on September 2, 2013. Memorial Services will be held at 2 pm. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Greggton First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kevin Bright officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6—8 pm. Friday, September 6, 2013 at the funeral home.

Tori was born on January 2, 2003 in Longview, Texas. She is survived by her parents Ronald and Chandelle Pierce; her siblings Meagan Cantu, Jacob Pierce, Jessica Pierce, Aaron Pierce, and Elizabeth Pierce; grandparents Fred and Pamela Christy, Stan and Sandi Browne and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tori attended the 5th grade at Pine Tree Elementary and enjoyed being surrounded by her friends and family, playing basketball and exploring the outdoors. She loved Jesus, going to church, singing in the choir and sharing her love for the Lord. Her smile could melt the hearts of those around her and with Tori’s passing creating a sense of love and joy for all who knew her.

Pailbearers will be Ronald Pierce, Fred Christy, Stan Browne, Jacob Pierce, Aaron Pierce and Adrian Cantu. The family has designated Greggton First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry for memorial donations.

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