Mrs. Pierre attended Ewha Girls’ High School in Seoul, South Korea, graduating in March 1955. She earned her teaching degree at Seoul Teacher’s College in March 1959 and taught at Yong Hung Elementary School, Mun Kyong, South Korea, from April 1959 until February 1963. Yong was a member of the Korean Nazarene Church, Fairview Heights, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Choe Yun Chong and Kui Pok Kim; four sisters, Choe Yong Won, Choe Yong Suk, Choe Yong Hui, and Choe Yong Cha; and a brother, Choe Yong Il.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Donald E. Pierre, whom she married on May 5, 1964;
four children, Enid K. Hicks,
Sheri L. (Mark) Dyer,
Sonya M. (Robert) Irvine,
and Monique M. (Antwoni) Phagan;
eight grandchildren, Shaka, Bernard, Chase, T’Anna, Paige,
Seth, Andre’ya, and Christina;
four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Darryl, Levi, and Laeah;
a sister, Choe Yun Cha;
and a brother, Choe Yong Son.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Korean Nazarene Church, 9801 Old Lincoln Trail Road, Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Korean Nazarene Church, with Rev. Paul Hyun Seok Shin officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
My dear Pierre Family, May God comfort you and keep you in His care at this time. We are praying for you and want you to know that we love you very much.
Elder Margaret Lee, Lebanon, Illinois, 62254
Shaka and Family,
Our deepest sympathies for you all during this time. Hold tight to the very fond memories of Grandma. I know she will always be with you. I ask God to provide you with comfort during this time. God Bless you all.
Thomas Family, Abilene, TX, 79607
Don: Sorry to hear about your wife please accept my sympathy. I am out of town and will be unable to attend the wake. God bless you and your family.
Bob Simpson, Smithton, Il, 62285
Our prays is with u all prying for u and with u. From all of us. Ulysses & kids love u all
cuts. Ulysses. Douglas , White castle , Louisiana , 70788
Monique, we the executive board and union members of AFGE LOCAL 96 want to let you know that we are so sorry for the loss of your mom and will be praying for your family.
AFGE LOCAL 96, Saint Louis, MO, 63106
Don and Family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Yong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God bless you and give you strength.
John and Mary Wright
John and Mary Wright, Mascoutah, Illinois, 62258
Don, I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Janice Pyszka
Janice Pyszka, O’Fallon, IL, 62269