Billie Ann Middleton Pierce of Marthaville passed away July 17, 2017, from medical complications resulting in pneumonia.

For the past 20 years, Billie Ann resided in Carbondale, Colo., where she enjoyed the awe-inspiring landscape of Mt. Sopris and the serenity of St. Benedict’s monastery. Billie Ann received many accolades and participated in numerous prestigious organizations including: 1961, Future Homemakers of America toward New Horizons; 1962-63, FHA President; 1963, Senior Class President, Most Likely to Succeed and Most Beautiful. She also participated in the Red River Quadrill and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Billie Ann was preceded in death by her brother, Randall Middleton, and parents Thurman and Marie Middleton.

She is survived by sons, Jim Prudhomme, Richard Prudhomme and Glen Harold Pierce II; along with her sister, Shirley Hennigan and husband Fuzzy Hennigan of Marthaville. Billie Ann was a proud grandmother to her only grandchild, Stetson Harold Pierce. A memorial service honoring Billie Ann will take place at 10 a.m., Sept. 2, 2017, at Marthaville First Baptist Church followed by the burial of ashes at the Marthaville Cemetery.   As her son, I would like to thank all those who supported, encouraged and prayed for my mother and me.

There is a well-known proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” and I am truly the epitome of this saying. May those who touched our lives be showered with blessings and know that I am eternally grateful.

May my mother’s soul rest in peace and the perpetual light shine upon her.