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Friday, May 17, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
2:00 P.M.
Mount Zion A.M.E. Church
5920 Robert Tolle Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
 Tampa, FL 33610


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05/15/2019 07:34 PM


Sister Thelma Elizabeth Pierce Pilcher of Tampa passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Zion A. M. E. Church, 5920 Robert Tolle Dr., Riverview, FL with Reverend Conrad Jenkins, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sister Thelma Pilcher was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida.  She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a longtime member of Mt. Zion AME Church.  Mrs. Pilcher retired after 30 years of dedicated service from Chavez Catering.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pierce, Sr. and Elizabeth Matthews Pierce; sisters, Mozelle Finch, Mary Amaro, Mattie Brown and Martha Golf; sons, Michael Paul, Wesley Kennedy, Sr. and Reynaldo McQuay.

She leaves to cherish her memory: a devoted daughter, Deborah Jackson-Pittman (John); sons, Fred Pilcher, Howard Pilcher Sr., Willie McQuay (Diane), Jerome Evans, Kevin McQuay (Cynthia) and Gerry F. McQuay (Mercedes); brother, Howard Pierce, Jr. (Bernadette); sister, Bert Godwin and family; grandchildren, Darrell Pilcher, Sr., Rhonda Jean (Luis), Vikki Jackson, Latanya Stacy (Johnny), Michelle Pilcher, Howard Pilcher, Jr., Anwar Pilcher, Stephanie McQuay, Jason McQuay, Stephen McQuay, Rainer McIntyre, Gerry F. McQuay Jr., Nyashia Kennedy and Wesley Kennedy Jr.; special friend, Wanda Starling; and a host of devoted great grandchildren, great - great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The remains will repose after 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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