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Audrey Smith Pierce, 93, of Mathews, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. She was born on April 19, 1927 on Gwynn’s Island. She was a charter member of New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg.

Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Aubrey D. Smith and Virginia Dare Ashberry; her baby sister, Shirley; her brother, Thomas W. “Dickie” Smith; and her sister, Minnie Palmer Hubbard.

She is survived by her son, James E. Cole IV and his wife Nell; her daughter, Virginia Carol Cobb and her husband Russell; six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, Hudgins. Burial of ashes will follow in Gwynn’s Island Cemetery. Please be advised that current state-mandated guidelines will apply to all in attendance, including social distancing and appropriate face coverings.