Joseph Brent Pierce

March 7, 1970 - August 14, 2016
Joseph Brent Pierce


Joseph “Brent” Pierce, age 46, of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday August 14th, 2016.

He was born on March 7, 1970, in Wilmington, NC., the son of Cecelia and Joseph Ervin Pierce.

In his younger years Brent enjoyed spending summers with his grandfather Red in the Florida Keys. Those times contributed to his love for the beaches and water. A proud native of Wilmington, he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1989. With honor, he wore the #90 in positions on the offensive and defensive lines. Brent helped the Vikings win a State Championship during his high school career. After he graduated he joined the United States Navy and sailed the seas all over the world. Following his time in the Navy, he returned to Wilmington and worked in construction. You could always guarantee that Brent was watching and cheering for NC State Wolfpack or Washington Redskins.

Brent is proceeded in death by his father Joe Pierce, his paternal grandparents, Billy and Betty Pierce, and his maternal grandparents, Red and Cecile Bradshaw.

Brent is survived by his mother, Cecelia Coston and step-dad Larry Coston. Brent and his mom had a very special bond. He is also survived by his brother Rhett Seaton, step-brother Scott Coston, and his nieces and nephews Deryck Seaton , Erika Seaton Jones, Shiloh Seaton, Madison Coston, and Derek Jones III. He had a special place in his heart for all his friends, especially his best friends, Jeff Lennon, Terry Pennington, Taw Carson and Hannah Purvis.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 2:00PM till 3:00PM at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Chapel. A service to celebrate Joseph’s life will follow at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made to Hoggard High School Football Fund, in memory of Brent, would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
3:00 PM

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • August 20, 2016
    Mickey & Vera Higgins says:
    Cecelia, no words imaginable can ease the pain of a mother who has lost her child. Many wonderfully crazy years our families shared together as we watched our children grow up, none to be forgotten. Brent always had a smile and a hug to go with it. Please take some measure of comfort knowing our hearts and prayers are with you all. Brent is at peace. We love you, dear friend!

  • August 20, 2016
    Williamhennessee says:
    I remember the night before he left for the Navy. I was there.

  • August 20, 2016
    Suzanne Horne says:
    RIP my dear cousin.I know you are in a better place.

  • August 20, 2016
    Kim Winner Kurata says:
    Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  • August 19, 2016
    Anthony Lee says:
    I remember playing with Brent when I was 4 to 7 years of age. We loved playing with electronic football games and playing with football cards. I remember playing in the woods across from our houses, when I dislocated my hip. I also remember his Dachshund with new puppies, biting my nose when I approached too closely. Brent was my first friend, that I remember having, as we were neighbors in Tanglewood. Our Labrador Retriever would jump the fence, and take things out of Brent's garage. He will be missed.