Fallen Hero: CMSgt (Ret) Adrian Pearce


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Riemann Family Funeral Home



October 27, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bayou View Baptist Church



October 27, 2020
2:00 PM
Bayou View Baptist Church

October 27, 2020
3:00 PM
Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens
28th St
Long Beach, MS



CMSgt (Ret) Adrian Pearce retired from the 173rd CES – again please keep Chief Pearce’s family in your thoughts and prayers

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Oct 24, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  CMSgt (Ret) Adrian Leroy Pearce, age 84, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the 173rd CES has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.



July 6, 1936 ~ October 24, 2020 (age 84)


Adrian Leroy Pearce passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the age of 84.

He was born to Joseph Earl and Fannie Alderman Pearce on July 6, 1936 in Sharkey County, MS. He grew up in Anguilla, MS, and graduated from Anguilla High School.

After graduation, he moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and came back a year later to marry his sweetheart, Pearleen Cook.

He worked 35 years for the U. S. Postal Service, and served 38 years in the MS National Guard retiring with the rank of Senior Chief Master Sergeant. He was a member of Bayou View Baptist Church at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers. Herbert Pearce and Edwin Lamar (Cotton) Pearce; and sister, Fannie Mae Pearce Austen. He is survived by one sister, Erlyne Griffin.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pearleen Cook Pearce; his 3 daughters, Donna Pearce (Kevin Parris), Dell Pearce (Ruth Hollingsworth), and Diana Pearce Brodkorb (Jeff Tammen), grandchildren Jeremy Pullen (Amy Arnold Pullen) and Adrian Cody Mannino (Josh Mannino), step-grandchild Christina Brodkorb, and great-grandchildren: Rileigh Pullen, Faith Pullen, Gabby Howard, and Clark Mannino. The family would like to express a special thanks to Kare-in-Home and Kare-in-Hospice for their invaluable assistance and care during the past few years. The family thanks all the caregivers especially Keisha, Brenda, Kristian, Terry, Madelyn, Michael, Taylor, Ashleigh, and Sheila.

The family would also like to thank the outstanding firemen of Stations 5 and 6 of the Gulfport Fire Department. We could not have made this journey without them.

The family requests that memorials be made to Bayou View Baptist Church.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 1 – 2 pm at Bayou View Baptist Church. The funeral service will be at 2 pm in the church sanctuary. Interment will be in Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens.

The RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Gulfport is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com

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