Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service is located in the original "Plunket Place", the first school in Kernersville. The Pierce House, as it is known now, was built in 1848. The Masons opened the school in 1856. It was a subscription school and parents supported it by paying tuition. The Henry Shore family later purchased the house and was living there until Ad Linville purchased the property for a funeral home. The Linville Funeral Home, started around 1930 and later becoming the Ragland Funeral Home, was purchased by Jack Pierce in 1965. Mr. Pierce sold the business in 1981 to a regional funeral firm, but continued to manage the business until his retirement in 1996.
December 1, 2004 Jack Pierce, in partnership with Danny Jefferson, again purchased the business that is now known as Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service. Mr. Pierce was instrumental in the operations of the business until his death October 30, 2005. Danny Jefferson continues as the owner and maintains the local ownership with pride in "The Pierce House"
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service operates a full service funeral home. Traditional Burial Funerals, Traditional Cremation Services, all cremation services are offered and available, a complete array of funeral related items, advance planning offering numerous options for planning ahead, shipping services, speaker services, counseling, and all merchandise options available are offered.
Families are served with the utmost compassion and empathy. Our staff will custom design any plan you, your family, desire to remember your loved one. Personal service offered by local people who have your best interest in mind.
"Your guidance, and the caring concern of you and your staff, were most appreciated through this difficult time"…Claude Mabe and family
"If there were more people like you the world would be a better place"…Mary Miller
"It reminds me of home and wonderful memories"…Audrey Crozier
"Thank you so much, words can't express the way I feel"…Debbie Gonneville
"We appreciate your attentive service so much, thank you again for all you did to make this sad time as easy as possible for us"…the Sachau family
"Everyone has remarked at how nice you were to us and our visitors. We certainly will recommend you to others"…the Bowman family
We welcome anyone to visit at anytime.