Marie Pierce

Published 1:46 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Marie Kennedy Pierce, 80, a native of Angie and longtime resident of Slidell, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Heritage Manor of Mandeville. She was born in Angie on Feb. 10, 1939.

Marie graduated Angie High School in 1956 and went on to further her education, earning her Master’s +30. She was a long-time educator and taught elementary school at Abney Elementary School in Slidell for 36 years. She also coached girls softball and basketball and was well respected by all that she taught and coached. She was also recruited to play in the first ever professional women’s basketball team, the Arkansas Redheads, and was a great athlete herself. Her passion was teaching and coaching and she loved the children that she taught and coached.

Marie is survived by her brother, Franklin D. Kennedy of Stoney Point; her sister, Inez Kennedy Crain of Bogalusa; a very special friend, Carolyn Hebert; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James Frank and Rilla Ellis Kennedy; and her brothers, D. L. Kennedy, Lavon Kennedy, Royce Kennedy, and Austin Kennedy.

Visitation was held Tuesday, April 23, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Ave. in Bogalusa, from 9:30 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Donnie Broom officiated the service and interment followed at Seal Cemetery in Stateline.

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