2023ObituariesRichard Steven “Steve” Pierce

March 1, 2023by SealeUser17

Richard Steven Pierce passed away peacefully in his beloved garden February 27, 2023. He was born on October 5, 1957 in Ruston, LA and resides in Saint Amant. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather (Gandy). He was proceeded in death by his parents, Volney Eugene Pierce Sr. and his mother Betty Louise Roberts Pierce. His paternal grandparents Volney Lee Pierce and Erma Wilson Pierce. Maternal grandparents Robert Henry Roberts and Myra Alverne Gibson Pierce. He was survived by his wife Jacqueline Kidd Pierce, his sons William Steven Pierce(Tarra), Hunter Roberts Pierce(Emily) and daughter Amelia Clare Pierce. Grandchildren Mallory Clare Pierce and Roman Hunter Pierce. His siblings Dr. Volney Pierce(Jody), Nancy Pierce Grigsby(Jeff), and Donna Pierce McCrary. And numerous nieces and nephews. Steve loved the Lord his Savior. “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.” Romans 8:9. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs on Monday March 6, 2023 at 10 a.m. and service following at 11 a.m.  Steve will be laid to rest on Tuesday March 7 in Ruston, LA.




  • Michael J. Adee, Ph.D.

    March 6, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    In the passing of the Steve Pierce, I am holding his beloved wife, Jackie and family in my prayers. I met Steve and Jackie through their longtime, close friends Steve and Martha Strohschein in Baton Rouge. I remember that their sons, Tanner and Will, became the best of friends through the friendship of these two wonderful families. I remember Steve well from his thoughtful, caring faith and his positive, kind spirit. I remember the love between Steve and Jackie, and their love and care for all members of their families and their circles of friends within the church and throughout the community. This love clearly reflects God’s heart and God’s inclusive love for all. Thanks be to God for the life and legacy of Steve Pierce. Steve reminds us that in life and death, we belong to God.


  • David/Michele McGehee

    March 4, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    News has reached me of Steve’s passing. I am comforted by his love for Christ and know that our Lord will comfort his family too. Blessings especially to Gene and Jody.


  • Mandy Hodges

    March 3, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    To Steve’s Family,
    I was so sad to hear the news of Steve’s passing. I met him on a project in the Virgin Islands and he brought much needed calm and the ability to reason at a time it was greatly needed. We enjoyed talking about grandchildren and life on the Diversion Canal. He was someone who was easy to be around and will be sadly missed. Your family is in my prayers.


  • Becky O'Connor

    March 3, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Steve’s passing has left a wide gap my heart, as well as in our work family. His leadership, knowledge and commitment were apparent in every encounter. He exhibited a graciousness that few others can achieve. I will miss our texts and collaboration and of course, our garden discussions. He ended every meeting with “Appreciate Ya’ll”. Because of Steve, I will forever remember to tell others they are appreciated.
    It was easy to surmise that Steve loved the Lord, so my first thought when I heard the sad news of his passing was that he is in Glory. My thoughts and prayers go out now to the family, that you may find peace and comfort in the Father.


  • William Sario

    March 3, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Prayers for continued healing for the family. Steve was a positive person to work with and will be sincerely missed.


  • Patrick and Mandee Toms

    March 3, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Steve is a man I dearly love. His zeal for the Lord was infectious. When in his presence, you could feel the love of Christ. His gentle spirit and bright smile could really lift up anyone’s day. I am only comforted by the fact that I know he is thrilled to be in the presence of his Lord. Jackie, I am so sorry about this unexpected tragedy. Just know that your friends are praying for you and that we are here for you. We love you and your children and pray the Lord’s peace upon you all.


  • Audrey T Gilmer

    March 2, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    To say that I am heartbroken would be a complete understatement! I honestly have no words. Steve was a consummate professional, ultimate gentleman, and sincere mentor, and I am honored to have called him a friend. I will genuinely miss chatting, venting, and laughing with him daily! My prayers and deepest condolences to you and the family. May he rest in peace.
    Isiah 41:10 ESV
    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Amen


  • Nelson Holmes

    March 2, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Steve was a true Southern Gentleman and a pleasure to work with. Such a huge loss. God Bless.


  • Andrea Kaiser

    March 2, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Steve, he was the most thoughtful, kind and understanding boss anyone could have. You couldn’t ask for better. He will be sorely missed in the recovery community. My thoughts and prayers are going out to his family.


  • Jason Harris

    March 2, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    My prayers and thoughts go out to Steve’s wife, children, and family of his sudden passing. My heart is saddened over the loss of such a fine man and friend. Steve was a terrific leader in my work with him. I will always remember him for all his mentoring to me. I will especially hold close to me the kind words he gave me when I was losing my dad to cancer. Because of him and his friendship, I will wrap myself in those kind words and caring to feel warm when the world becomes cold. Having known Steve, I know he is in a loving place now and looking down on all those he loved and influenced here. Thank you for allowing me to be in your life.


  • Stephanie Wexler

    March 2, 2023 at 4:44 pm


    My heart is broken for you and your family. I can honestly say Steve was one of the most kind and genuinely good people I have known in my life. I am honored and fortunate to have called him a friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.


  • Renee Toepfer

    March 2, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I am just heartbroken to hear of Steve’s passing. I did not realize you were still in the area…for some reason, I thought ya’ll had moved. I am praying for you and your children that you feel the comfort of God’s love and His strength today and in the difficult days to come. Please let us know if there is anything you need, we are not far from you.


  • Jeff and Patty

    March 2, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Oh, Jackie, we are so heartbroken for you and your family. We love you and are praying for God to sustain and comfort ya’ll.


  • Ken Birke

    March 2, 2023 at 11:01 am


    So sorry for this. Steve is a really good man. My heartfelt prayers to you that you might find peace and comfort.


  • Tom Kouris

    March 2, 2023 at 2:47 am


    So sorry to hear about Steve. We worked together in 3 companies for 20 years. He was always a good friend and I am sadden by his passing.


  • Philip Neaville

    March 2, 2023 at 2:24 am

    God Bless the family.
    Philip Neaville


  • Steve & Denise Peek

    March 1, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    Jackie — We are shocked and heartbroken to hear of Steve’s passing. Please share our condolences with Will, Hunter and Amelia Clare. May God hold you in the palm of His hand comforting you all with sweet memories of Steve. Your JCUMC family is praying for you all.


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