Cynthia May Burton Pierce

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Miss Me But Let Me Go
“When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me. I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared–Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone. It’s all a part of the Maker’s plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart go to the friends we know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds–Miss me, but let me go.”
Cynthia May Burton Pierce, 65, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her residence. Cynthia was born in New Vienna, Ohio, to the late Hugh Burton and Sarah Alice Shinkle Burton Palmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several siblings and one granddaughter, Madison Laura Blevins, on January 21, 2004.
Cynthia retired as an LPN in private duty care. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed crafts, decorating and flowers. She had been decorating a room for her granddaughter, but didn’t get to finish it.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 44 years, Raymond Pierce, of the home; three children, Cathy Pierce of Elizabethton, Shannon Pierce of Johnson City and Misty Pierce Blevins of Elizabethton; and six grandchildren. Several siblings and cousins also survive.
A private entombment service will be held in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644 in memory of Cynthia. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Pierce family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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