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Rev. Dewayne Pierce

May 18, 1967 - November 30, 2021

Rev. Dewayne Pierce, age 54, of Middletown, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Born in Odessa, TX on May 18, 1967, he was a son of the late Jimmy Earl Pierce and Margaret Ann (Thetford) Owings. Dewayne proudly served his country in the United States Army for 3 years. Following his dedicated service, he worked as an outside sales representative for Graybar for 23 years. After his time at Graybar, he became the Senior Associate Pastor of Celebration Community Church in Dillsburg, PA, where he served for 2 years. Most recently, Dewayne was the Head Pastor at Real Life Community Church in Middletown, where he served for a year and a half.

Dewayne never met a stranger. He loved the Lord first, and loved people. Dewayne had a passion for doing the Lord’s work. He loved spending time with his family: taking family vacations to the beach, attending his children’s sporting and musical events, celebrating Christmas, watching movies, attending Hershey Bears games, and going out to eat, shopping, or doing anything else as a family. Dewayne also enjoyed fishing, especially with his boys. He loved the opportunity to take his “girls” (his wife, Dee, and daughter) to see plays and shows. In his spare time, Dewayne also enjoyed reading and playing golf.

In addition to his parents, Dewayne was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kaydence Aileen Pierce. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Dee Pierce; children, Cameron Pierce (Calli), age 31, Cayden Pierce, age 22, Carissa Pierce, age 19, Cylan Pierce, age 17, and Camdon Pierce, age 14; grandchildren, Paxten and Tensley Pierce; brother, Stephen Pierce (Shanna).

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown in the Memorial Hall, 27 West Green Street, Middletown, DE, with a luncheon to follow from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. Following the luncheon, a tour of Real Life Community Church, 938 Middletown Warwick Road, Middletown, DE, will be held in Dewayne’s honor from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Interment will be held privately.   

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dewayne’s memory to The Pierce Memorial Fund in care of Real Life Community Church, at the address above, or to the Dewayne Pierce Memorial Fund through Give Send Go, by clicking here.

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  • Heartfelt condolences!!

  • All our love and deepest sympathy for your loss of one of God’s mightiest warriors! It only took 5 minutes of knowing him to commit him to our heart as a TRUE friend. Ron and I will miss him deeply.
    Love
    Ron & Joan Sabbato

  • Love you Brother

  • My heart is burdened by this, My deepest condolences to the family. I love them so deeply. This family has made such an impact in my family in many ways. Dewayne showed up to our house and prayed for my sister in some of her hardest times. I will never forget that it was late and it did not matter, he showed up. This family deserves so much and my heart is burdened for them. I know they trust the Lord and I’m more than grateful for their service to me and my family! Much love and appreciation!

  • Dee and family. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Pastor Dewayne you explained the bible and questions we had. You and Dee have touched and changed so many lives!! Especially mine. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Because of you made an impact on middletown leading people to christ.
    My walk with Jesus is stronger because of your messsges.
    This is not Goodbye it’s see ya when we get there.
    I love you Dee if you need anything I am here for you.

  • Im so sorry Dee and all them kidos. I felt a tremble in the universe when Stephen told me. Ive always loved Him since he was 2-3 years old. I always took him to town with me as a little boy. Im lost for words.

  • Continued prayers for all his family in this time of great loss and the void he he has left in this life but so thankful his family has the reassurance they will one day be reunited with him. So thankful God gives us this promise when one of His own children is taken.

  • Dee and family,
    My heartfelt condolences in your loss of your wonderful husband, and dad. May the Lord bless you and keep you always.

  • Dewayne will be greatly missed. I have some of the best memories when we were roommates!!!

  • My heart has been broken again so close to the loss of my husband, Ken..
    Dwayne was such a funny guy, with such a deep love for his Savior and Lord!
    Always remember that laugh it made me laugh..
    Will never be forgotten..
    My heart aches for Dee and family that they have to experience this so young in their ministry..
    I love you all!!

  • Dewayne,
    You will be missed, you showed us what a church is supposed to be. You accepted us from day 1, you always made us feel completely comfortable always giving us a hello every Sunday. We love you friend and you will always live on in our hearts.

  • Dee and family,
    John 16:22 (ASV) And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you.
    There is another angel in heaven, I have always admired, and appreciated Dewayne for his love of God, family, and country.
    The Lord knew the time and day, and He knows exactly how you and the kids will make it through these days.
    Holy Spirit fill the family with your presence, take their mourning and replace it with the joy of the Lord, bless them as they walk through this journey…
    Matthew 11:28-30
    28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
    Your Friend,
    > Kim <

  • A brother in the Lord, friend, and ministry companion for over 8 yrs (2 yrs as Senior Assoc. Pastor, 6 as lay leader). We shared many victories and incurred a few battle scars together. We believed in each other just when we both needed it! Memories of doing life together bring a smile, make me chuckle, and inspire me to live for and love Christ more passionately! He’s built a Godly legacy in his family and others that will go on and on!

  • I met Dewayne at my job with Graybar.
    I always knew when he was in the building, he was a little loud at times and full of energy. I met his family there too, as they would come visit him there. Over the years I have come to admire this beautiful family for their glory to God, their amazing talents and love.
    Dewayne will be greatly missed, but I am sure God saw his good works here and needs his warrior for an even greater purpose.
    I will pray for the family to stay strong and to continue to be blessed. 🙏🏻

  • Dewayne I am heart broken that you are not with us any longer. We have been praying for your family and in the coming months. May God be your comfort. We love you all.

  • Dewayne was part of Bible study group at North Central. Although it was a short time, I’ve always remembered the Pierces with such respect. My deepest condolences in this time of heartbreak.

  • I am so deeply saddened about the passing of pastor Dewayne Pierce. The tears would not stop falling when I heard the news. I did not have the opportunity to meet him in person, but I spent time with his lovely daughter and wife. I will forever hold on to the memory of when he reached out to me when I loss my father last year. His kind words and prayer was greatly appreciated. I pray for strength for the family during this time of grief and that you hold on to the pleasant memories to help get you through.

    Love,
    Marquia Godwin and family

  • You will be missed.
    Sending love to the Pierce Family ♡

  • Rest In Peace Pastor!!

  • Sending you an your family our deepest sympathy. He will be missed by everyone. Our love an prayers go to you & your family .
    Love you’ll Aunt Pam and Aunt Debbie

  • Though I only knew Pastor Dewayne for a few years, I knew immediately that he loved God, Dee, and the children. We got together for early breakfast each time he came to visit the in-laws (Harold and Betty Lou Hoffman).
    Always being upbeat about the things of God and gracious in his demeanor, I always left our “pastor talks” encouraged and excited about serving God.
    Will miss you Dewayne!
    Praying for you Dee, the family, all the loved ones, and church family.
    Pastor Joel Long
    Williamsport Pa

  • Oh my dear friend, I will miss you dearly, but I take comfort in knowing that you are with our Lord. I will always keep Dee and the kids in my prayers. I love you and I will see you again.

  • So sorry to hear this news. A wonderful man. Was always so uplifting to talk. Prayers to the family.

  • Dee and Carissa,
    We are so sorry for you loss. No words can express the sadness this brings to your family and all those that loved him. We will be praying for strength for all of you. ❤️

  • My heart breaks for his family and wife. My prayers are with you all. I love you so much. God’s peace and comfort always be with you especially during this time of mourning.

  • Pastor Dewayne was such an awesome man of God. He never met a stranger. He helped me and Vic and our family so much. Dee and Dewayne were a team. I loved them very much. He would always say he was just a country boy. He was a country boy who loved God. Thanks for everything my friend.

  • My condolences to the family. May the Lord bless and keep you Dee. I am saddened for your lost. He was such a fun guy always making me laugh, especially at Wednesday night Bible study. Rest In Peace brother till we meet again.

  • Dear Cy,
    I am so very sorry for your profound loss. You and your family will remain in my prayers. Praying for the Spirit to be felt close to you and comfort you as you mourn.
    Love
    Eliza

  • I looked forward to our Sunday School lessons in the tent in the basement of Celebration Community Church… it was there that I met my first friends of CCC and made meaningful connections to God and the Bible. The Pierce family is a beautiful one. I am inspired for their fierce love of God and desire to grow and inspire others to do the same. It is heartbreaking for us that he was taken so soon… he was bold, warm, funny, honest, so caring and personal. He came to the hospital to pray with my Grandmother when we didn’t know if she was going to make it, and picked up on her reluctancy and masterfully connected with her and gained her trust and smile to connect her with prayer. So many of your lessons and stories shall guide me for the rest of my life. Your mark has been made. I m Know you are adding to heaven’s shine. Love you, Thank you, and continued prayers to the Pierce family 💗.

  • What a devastating loss of a true soldier of the Cross. I pray for peace for the family granted by the Holy Spirit, The Comforter. Praying for your strength because God is made strong in our weakness. I know that while Pastor Dewayne is absent from us, he is praising and glorifying His Father! Your presence is greatly missed on this earth.

  • You will be missed brother!!! True Man Of God. Prayers and condolences to you Dee and the Family.

  • You and your family have my heartfelt sympathies and condolences. Praying for you during this difficult time!

  • I will miss our chats at Panera. It was always so nice to talk about the Lord with you. It’s not the same place without you there with your books and laptop open while you worked. Praise God your family, friends and acquaintances, like me, will see you at Home one day.

  • Dear Dee and family;
    We are so very sad that your Dewayne passed away with this horrible virus going around. So many people have lost their loved ones. Yet God is still in control. We surely don’t know WHY but we just need to continue to trust in the Lord. I’ve been praying for you and your children and will continue. God has HIS plan so keep looking up. Love you!!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Dewayne was someone I never forgot and will be greatly missed! Rest In Peace Dewayne!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Dewayne was a great person, a friend and will be greatly missed. We worked together in PA, was sad to see him move back to TX but happy for him and his family. Rest in God’s peace my friend!

  • Pastor Dewayne, you will be truly missed. You touched my life, doing my Dad’s funeral. You helped my Dad when needed. You helped my family during the loss of my Dad.
    Then you married Troy and I. You and Dee made our day so special.
    Pastor Dewayne, you were a wonderful friend and an awesome for brother of Christ. You always had a smile on your face. I am so blessed you were in my life.
    Prayers for your family. I hope your family and I can stay in touch.
    I will forever love you as a sister of Christ. God Bless Your Family 🙏

  • Praying for His Family, I worked with Dewayne at Graybar in Beaumont and never met anyone that needed to be a Minister more than Him. It was His calling, miss You Dewayne, RIP

  • I’m very sorry to hear about this! Prayers for your family!🙏🏻

  • Dewayne…you will be missed. My prayers go out to your family. Love you my fellow soldier and brother.

  • I’m sorry to hear he passed away, I remember playing golf with him through celebration my condolences to the Pierce family. He willed be missed.

  • Please give my condolences to his wife and children I love him and his family
    God Bless RIP will miss him so much
    Love him like a brother
    Love Don

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep all of you in this time of heartbreak. Stephen, I just don’t have the words brother. I am easy to find if you need me bro. Love you guys.
    Smitty