Abigail Suzanne Pierce

March 25, 2020

Abigail Suzanne Pierce, 19, of Frankfort, died March 25, 2020 at the I.U. Health Hospital, Frankfort, Ind.  She was born December 25, 2000 to Edward “Jay” & Lisa (Douglas) Pierce.

In 2019 Abigail graduated with an Honor’s Diploma from Frankfort High School.  She was a four-year letter winner in tennis earning 1st Team All-Conference for two years.  She received the award for Best Season Record for two years while helping the team earn a Sagamore Conference title, the first in 15 years.  She was also a letter winner in swimming and boy’s tennis manager. Abby was a peer tutor, active in Best Buddies and member of Euvola.  She was currently a freshman at Purdue University majoring Human Resources and also a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.  She would have been a Peer Mentor for Purdue’s Summer Start program this summer.

Abby was a faithful friend to many.  Her fun-loving nature and sense of humor made her home and dorm room the gathering spot.  She shared her joy and lived life to the fullest.  Abby loved her family having a special bond with her sister and was definitely a daddy’s girl.  Trips to Disney World were a favorite family activity especially when cousins, Charlotte, Jackson and Ella joined. Her cats, Hazel and Piper, held a special place in her heart.

Visitation and Services

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020 at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Abigail Pierce Scholarship Fund c/o Frankfort Education Foundation, 2400 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Parents: Jay & Lisa Pierce of Frankfort, Sister: Libby Pierce of Frankfort, Sugie: Jacquelyn (Patrick McTaggart) Douglas of Columbus, IN, Grammy: Christy Douglas of Frankfort, Grandma: Shirley Pierce of New Castle, IN, Boyfriend: Cameron Warf of Frankfort, Half Sisters: Rebecca (Charlie) Tow of Portland, IN, Amanda (Evan) Eaks of Sulphur Springs, IN, Aunts & Uncles: Allison (Greg) Conrad, Mary (Nathan) Brewington, Charles (Annette) Pierce, and Patty (Jeff) Melton as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family as well as many friends, and Great Aunt & Uncle: Gary (Cathy) Huffer.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her Papaw, Michael Douglas, Mamaw & Papaw, Mary & William Pierce and Mimi, her great grandmother, Carol Huffer


Leave your Condolences

36 Condolences for “Abigail Suzanne Pierce”

  1. Nancy Martin March 27, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Lisa and family. Terry and I send to you our heart felt sadness at the loss of your precious Abby. I pray God will put his loving arms around you to ease your pain. Terry and Nancy

  2. The Greene Family, Columbus, IN March 27, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Our deepest condolences to all of Abby’s family. We will remember Abby as one of the best Easter bunnies for the LCNFC egg hunts! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Jacque Douglas March 31, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Tina & Dan,
      Thank you so much. Hearing words of condolence from friends is comforting. Recalling special times, like Abby being the Easter Bunny, brings a smile through my tears. Cherish your children every day! Love, Jacque

  3. Brad Woods March 27, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I am an extended family member of the Annie Giebel family. I heard this recently. “Grief is a true form of love….it is just not as enjoyable.” God bless each of you.

  4. Mary Ellen Nelson March 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Lisa, Jacque, Family,
    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful life. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    • Jacque Douglas March 31, 2020 at 1:37 pm

      Mary Ellen,
      Your words of condolence are so comforting. I know you and many others are there for me. That is helping me get through the days. Abby was so full of life and I have so many fond memories. We just need to be sure we make the most of each day, Love, Jacque

  5. Sandra Dragoo March 27, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Christy, Kenny and I are so sorry for the loss of your granddaughter. May God be near you at this hard time.

  6. Jan Kersey March 27, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Lisa I did not know your daughter, but have heard great things about her. My heart aches for you and your family. Prayers and sympathy extended to you. Much love and hugs. Mrs Kersey

  7. Justin Reagin RN March 27, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  8. Citlali Roman March 27, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was one of Abby’s teachers at FHS- her freshman year- Spanish 1 class. She was a sweet and beautiful young lady. She was also very nice to my son Yahir when he was in tennis. May God grant you and your family peace and comfort.

  9. Mary Weiss March 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    From the Weiss family in Columbus IN, we are so sorry for your loss . Prayers to your family

    • Jacque Douglas March 31, 2020 at 11:35 pm

      Mary, Tom, Kyle & Michael,
      Words of condolence are comforting when you are hurting do much. Abby had such a brighter future ahead of her and will be greatly missed. Don’t take anything for granted. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Love, Jacque

  10. Phil and Gloria Crum March 27, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Sincere sympathies to all of Abigail’s family.

  11. John & Lora Norris March 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Our prayers are with the entire family at this most difficult time. Abby was a beautiful young lady and she will be missed. God bless you all

  12. Dan March 27, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    My heart goes out to Abby and her family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

    Dan Pickell and family

  13. Annie Butler March 28, 2020 at 12:17 am

    I met Abby during our time at Purdue in the summer. She was always making me laugh and always knew how to put a smile on all of our faces during class. Her energy was radiant and so was her smile. This past semester at Purdue is when we got super close. We all lived together in Harrison Hall. Every night we were there we had girls night in one of our rooms. Abby was the one that constantly made us all laugh, we would all stay up so late just laughing, and talking. Those were definitely the best memories I shared with Abby, and the highlight of my freshman year. Abby was such a great friend, she was always there for all of us, always checking in on all of us and cheering us all on. I vividly remember being in Abby’s room when she got her bid from Pi phi, and I had never seen her smile so big and seen her so happy. I will miss her sweet smile, I will miss her making us all laugh uncontrollably and I will miss all the great times we shared. Praying for the entire Pierce family and sending hugs and love from a far. She will be missed beyond measures.

  14. Mary Jane Bell March 28, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the family.

  15. Brenda Loveless March 28, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Dear Lisa and Libby and all other loved ones,

    I simply cannot express to you how very sad and sorry I am that Abby is gone. She was always one of my favorite students, and I most sincerely treasured the close relationship that we had. She will stay close to my heart until I see her again. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to ease your pain. I will be praying for all of us. Attached is a poem that I wrote shortly after I heard of Abby’s death; I poured my heart and my grief into it. I most humbly submit that maybe it will help a little with your grief as well. I will be dropping off a framed copy at some point.

    With Love,
    Brenda Loveless


    My heart is heavy and my spirits low, and my life is much less bright,
    And the world is darker and not nearly so joyful
    Because it is missing one shining light.

    A wonderful girl so fun and full of life, and always ready with her gorgeous smile.
    I know that Heaven is shining brightly, completely dazzled Abby-style!

    Although my heart knows that Abby is safe, and looking down safely from above,
    The pain that I’m feeling cannot be soothed, for she was just so very loved.

    So now I must endeavor to be the best I can, so that someday I may see her once more.
    For I know that her joyful enthusiasm will be greeting me at Heaven’s door.

    Thank you, God, so very much, for allowing one of your angels on Earth to bless.
    But please, dear Lord, take pity on us, who must persevere in the face of such distress.

    And Abby as you look down on us all, please know that we love you so much,
    And you have left a hole that can only be filled, when we once again can feel your touch.

    Dear Lord please enjoy Abby’s brilliant sparkle and shine, and keep her near to You,
    For when I get to Heaven, I promise that is exactly what I mean to do.

    Written by Brenda Loveless expressly for one of my favorite students who I loved like she was my own. I promise I will see you again to tell you just how much you meant to me.

  16. Louise Smith March 28, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Jackie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May precious memories help you during this time

    • Jacque Douglas March 31, 2020 at 11:44 pm

      Louise, we are so fortunate to have many, many precious memories of Abby. They are certainly helping us get through these first days and I am sure through the coming months and years. Words of condolence are also comforting. Thank you for taking the time to share your sympathy. It means a lot. I hope your health is continuing to improve. Take care of yourself! Love, Jacque

  17. Sarah Denney March 28, 2020 at 10:33 am

    So very sorry for your loss, prayers for all the family. I’m sure she is having a happy reunion with all her family, met at the gate by all. The Lord needed another Angel.

  18. Christie Denman March 28, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  19. Becky Jacobs Howe March 28, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Lisa and family, I was saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of your daughter Abigail. I pray you can find some comfort in the memories you hold in your heart. My husband Mark and I lost our daughter Lindsey in 2017 at the age of 22 after an automobile accident. Again, please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

  20. Julie Tweed March 28, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Dear Jacquelyn and family We can’t express adequately our sympathies at the loss of your beautiful granddaughter , daughter and sister, Abigail. We met her a couple of times and she was truly a sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely Julie and Jerry Tweed

    • Jacque Douglas March 31, 2020 at 11:50 pm

      Jerry & Julie, your words of condolence are much appreciated. It is comforting to know that others care. Abby was full of life and brought sunshine to many. She passed away way too early. We’ll miss her greatly. Thank you so much for your thoughtful words. Love, Jacque

  21. Mary Kaylor March 28, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    I’m so sorry for the tragic loss of Abigail. Please accept my condolences.

  22. Carolyn Sharp March 28, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Lisa, so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our prayers. Bob & Carolyn Sharp.

  23. Linda Hardin March 29, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Abby. She touched so many lives while on earth for such a short time. God bless everyone and keep you safe. Your Abby is in our Lord’s arms! How precious.

  24. Julia Carter March 30, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for your family at this most difficult time. Our hearts ache with you in the loss of Abby. Praying you find some comfort in all the beautiful memories that were made.
    With love,
    Julia, Wyatt H. and Lilly H.

  25. Marsha & Mark Bender March 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Jacque, Lisa &family, we are very sad to hear of your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. God’s love and peace to you.

    • Jacque Douglas March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      Marsha & Mark,
      Please know how comforting your words are. We are devastated over Abby’s passing and know that the prayers of many are helping us through this difficult time, Thank you for taking the time to extend your sympathy.
      Love, Jacque

  26. Steve and Karla Apple March 30, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Our hearts are with you today during this very sad time. We pray that God will wrap His arms around you and give you comfort.

    • Jacque Douglas April 1, 2020 at 12:13 am

      Karla & Steve,
      Your words of condolence are comforting. As our hearts are breaking, knowing that we are in the hearts and prayers of others brings reassurance that we will get through this. Abby was so vibrant and loving with a great future ahead of her. We have so many precious memories. Thank you for the beautiful flowers you sent. Thank you, as well, for taking care of things for us in Florida. Patrick & I really appreciate it. We love you.

  27. Kathleen Goodwin March 31, 2020 at 4:51 am

    Jacque and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful granddaughter. She favors you in so many ways and presented herself as a wonderful and delightful young woman! I know how much your grandchildren mean to you and I know this loss leaves your heart wounded. May you take solace in knowing she is now one of God’s angels. “What the caterpillar calls the end of it’s world, the Master calls a butterfly.” Fly high dear one!

    • Jacque Douglas April 1, 2020 at 12:25 am

      Kathleen, thank you for your lovely words of condolence, which are comforting. We are devastated over Abby’s passing. She was a lovely young who had accomplished much and had big plans for the future. Best of all she lived her young life to the fullest bringing joy and laughter to many. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful message. It meant a lot.
      Love, Jacque

  28. Jamie Peay Pi Beta Phi April 1, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Abigail, blessings dear one, you are gone so young. You won’t be forgotten, you will always be an Angel. Family and friends, so very sorry for your loss.

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