Briana Eileen Pierce, 31, of New Philadelphia, OH passed away Wednesday morning, January 24, 2018 at the Truman House, New Philadelphia, OH following a courageous battle with cancer.
Private family services were held on January 25th. A Celebration of Life gathering will take place at the Millersburg American Legion, 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3rd. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to St Jude's Hospital or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Briana was born May 19, 1986 in Marion, Ohio. She lived life to the fullest. Briana had many close friends and acquaintances. She was a strong-willed and free-spirited person. Briana was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
She is survived by her two loving Sons, Camdyn Beachy and Coidyn Beachy; her best friend and loving companion, Brian Fox; her parents, Rusty and Bobbi Hawkins and Tim and Bobbie Jo Pierce; two sisters, Jaci Pierce and Kylie Hawkins both of Killbuck, OH; niece, Paislee Feister; grandparents, Ernie and Peg Jarvis, Dale and Chris Hawkins, and Roy Pierce; great-grandmothers, Gert Renfrew and Pauline Schonauer; many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; special extended family, Matt, Darlene and Kirby Fox; and her four-legged friend Pablo "boo-boo".
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Doris and Deac Schonauer, Naoma Pierce, Royal Renfrew, Carl and Esther Rogers, and Grace Hawkins.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to the Cleveland Clinic and to the Truman House Hospice Center for all the care and support given to them and Briana.