Jeannette Marie (Sheldon) Pierce, age 41, of Escanaba passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.
Jeannette was born October 30, 1976 in Garden City, Michigan, the daughter of Blaine and Cheryl (Mahoney) Sheldon. She was united in marriage to Adam Lysle Pierce.
Jeannette was born in Lower Michigan, and moved to Felch when she was two and a half. She attended North Dickinson County Schools in Felch, Michigan and graduated in 1994. She went on to Bay De Noc Community College. Jeannette got her Bachelor Degree in Dietetics from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.
She loved sharing Jesus with those who were searching for something that she knew was a relationship with the One she loved most. She also loved working with the kids at New Life Church in Escanaba Michigan, serving in Kids Zone with her husband, Adam and enjoyed chaperoning at the Kid’s Blast Conference at The Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. She had many close friends in her church family and the community. She enjoyed reading, Cross Stitch, and going to events with her children. She worked with Thirty-One Gifts as a consultant where she enjoyed helping people find ways to be organized. Recently she was able to enjoy a trip to Walt Disney World with her family. She earned a trip to Disney through Thirty-One Gifts, with the help of many others who wanted to help her make that possible.
When she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer she wanted to get away from the products that could harm her family, so she switched to natural products to protect them. (Thanks to Norwex), she found help with the Square One Healing Cancer Program and trusted Jesus as her Healer. The cancer that she had been dealt with was not going to get credit, it was an opportunity for her to be a vessel for Jesus to use her to pray with and help others fighting their own difficult trials. She stood firm on God’s Word for her healing.
Family meant a lot to Jeannette.
Jeannette is survived by her husband, Adam Lysle Pierce of Escanaba; her children, Gabriella Grace, Braly Andrew, Morgan Annette and Sadie Kieran Pierce; her parents, Blaine and Cheryl Sheldon, Bonnie Matusik, and Thomas and Linda Pierce; her siblings, Rachel and Jerry Jaquish, Xander, Kimmy, and Katelyn Jaquish, Renee and Steven Mleczko, Evan, Emma, and Eisen, Natalie and Mike Ciantar Amelia (Gustafson), Carol and Travis Fowler, Leanna and Jason Beam, Mike and Alana Pierce, Peter, Linus and Martha Matusik, Steven and Kate Pierce and Lisa Jeannette; aunts and uncles and cousins: Joyce and Kenneth Bucy, Mike and Kim Bucy, Peggy and Edward Bender, Kelly and Rick Walker, Daryl and Bridget DeOrnellas, Juan and Jennifer DeOrnellas, Carol and Hebert Lantz, Shannon Twigg, Carrie Twigg, Edward Lantz, Sheila and Norbert Hess, Charlotte Lantz, Chuck and Melissa Lantz, Patricia and Harvey, Michele Casey, Jeremy and Cassandra Archer, Jeffrey Archer, Rebecca and Jonathan Torrey, Karen and John Provenzano, Jamie & Francisco Rodriguez, Justin Billington, Randal and Ann Sheldon, Jason and Kim Sheldon, Jennifer and Brian Jerome, Jaclyn McDowell, Jonathan and Wendy Sheldon, James Sheldon and Julia Sheldon, Lynne and Todd Lindeman, Chad and Andrea Lindeman, Ryan Oman, Philip Oman, Kim and Danny McClung, Heather and Shane Ocon, and Ashley and Henry Castro. Rose and Dave Clark, Jodi and Terry Johnson, Carol and Alan Zombeck, Pat and Bill Walton, Ed and Beth Wilson Rickert; the only living grandmother, Betty Walton;
At the services there will be a detailed list of family members.
She was preceded in death by, her aunt Kim McClung, grandparents, Harold and Junetta Mahoney, Kenneth and Jacqueline Sheldon, and brother-in law, Todd Gustafson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 26 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at New Life Church in Escanaba. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM with Pastor Jason Janich officiating. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall.
The Pierce family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.