Cheyenne Elizabeth Pierce

June 26, 2009 - June 26, 2009

Cheyenne Elizabeth Pierce, 16, of Pilot passed away Friday, June 26, 2009. She attended Floyd County High School, where she was a drum major. Cheyenne had a great love for music and she played numerous instruments, including her favorite instrument, the flute. She made all District Band. She was a gifted writer and won the National History Day Competition two years ago for the State of Virginia. She also loved to write poetry. Cheyenne was a member of Huffville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her parents, Graham and Dee Pierce; maternal grandmother, Kassy Ewell; paternal grandmother, Ann Pierce; god parents, Nancy and Mike DeJarnette; uncle and aunt, Farest and Catherine Pierce; great aunt, Jeanette Phipps. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Huffville United Methodist Church with Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at the Huffville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Guest book

Cathy Whitten

June 27, 2009

I am so sorry to hear about Cheyenne. She was a delight to us at the library and we will miss her so very much.

Kathy Schriefer

Erie, PA
June 27, 2009

Dear Dee and Graham -- I know that you do not know me, but I am an Area Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child here in Erie, PA. I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you in this time of tragedy. I have no idea what type of pain you must be feeling, but I know that God, who watched His only son die, DOES know. I am praying that He will wrap you in His arms and give you the safe place to fall that only He can give. Know that people you don't even know are praying for you and asking God to prop you up day by day. In Christ, Kathy Schriefer

Tim and Retia

June 28, 2009

Dee and Graham, We cant even express words of sorrow for you. We love Cheyenne dearly and will pray for you continually as we already are. Our comfort and yours is she is with God. We love you guys and we are here for you. With Love,Tim and Retia

Stacey Jenkins

Roanoke, VA
June 28, 2009

Dee and Graham, I am so sorry to hear about Cheyenne. My prayers are with you.

Lottie Simmons

Riner, Va
June 28, 2009

Hi, I never knew Cheyenne personally because she is 2 years ahead of me in school. But I have heard great things about her. It must be hard I can't even begin to imagine. I do know that all of Auburn's students will greatly miss her. I'm keeping you all in my prayers. -Lottie

Gwendolyn Wade

Floyd, Va
June 28, 2009

I was looking at sympathy cards yesterday. I couldn't look anymore. None of them seemed to cover it. Cheyenne was a sweet girl. I loved her so much and I know that you did too. I don't think I can really cover it either. Last night, i could think of so much to say and now i can't think of a thing. I will never ever forget her. I will never ever forget you either. If you need anything please let me know. I love you.

Chip and Judy Groseclose

Pilot, VA
June 28, 2009

Dee and Graham: We don't know what to say at a time like this. Just know that we are praying that God will grant you strength during this most difficult time and provide you with some measure of comfort. Should you need us, we will be there.

Norma Spencer

Cheriton, VA 23316
June 28, 2009

Dear Dee and Graham Stanley and I send to you our deepest and heartfelt sympathy in the tragic loss of your sweet daughter, Cheyenne. We have experienced this type of loss in our own family - my father, we know the pain and the anguish. Yet I cannot imagine the pain of losing your child in this way. We are praying for you and we know that Cheyenne is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is well and whole. Those we love never truly leave us - they live forever in our hearts. May God grant you grace and peace. I wish we were able to be there with you to hold you in our arms and offer our love. May God hold you in the palm of his hand, Norma and Stanley Spencer

Barbara Jones

June 28, 2009

Dear Dee and Graham We are so sorry to hear about Cheyenne. I don't know what to say. I want you to know that we are praying for you. If you ever need anything please call. Just remember that Cheyenne is at peace now. Remember the good times and keep your faith as God is there for you. Love you Barbara and Robert

Sandra Hale

Riner, VA
June 28, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cheyenne was such a beautiful girl with such a wonderful personality. I remember her mostly from Girl Scout meetings, but I know that her and Ashley were friends at school. We will miss her.

Diane & Richard Conroy

June 29, 2009

The world will be a little sadder, our lifes a little duller because of the loss of Cheyenne, She was a bright star in a dull sky and sweet and kind heart. Cheyenne will truely be missed by all that know her, and I feel bad for those who didnt get a chance to really see how wonderful she is. God knows and loves you both and will help you, This I know, We love you and will pray for you GOD BLESS

Rob Short

June 29, 2009

Dee and Graham I am so sorry to hear about Cheyenne. My heart pours out to you all. I never met Cheyenne but I know so much about hear from your stories. I pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time.

Wendy Anderson

Roanoke, VA
June 29, 2009

Graham & Dee, I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel blessed to have met Cheyenne on several occasions, and I know how very much you both loved her. I will keep you both in my thoughts & in my prayers. May God bless you and give you both strength. Know you are greatly loved!

Julie McElwee

June 29, 2009

I will always remember Cheyenne as an Auburn High School Band member, as that is where I first met her. She was a quiet, sweet girl and I know that she will be greatly missed. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Sandy Burns

Roanoke VA
June 29, 2009

Dear Dee and Graham, My heart pours out to the both of you for the loss of your precious daughter, Cheyenne. Take comfort that she is at peace with her Lord and Savior and may God help you through the difficult days ahead. Love, Sandy

Dave Snebold

June 29, 2009

Dear Graham and Dee, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious child Cheyenne. My belief is that she now resides with our Lord in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be held in God's hands and wrapped in his love.

Anita Dean

Dublin, VA
June 29, 2009

Dear Dee, My heart is broken for you and Graham. I don't have words that will help, but I know that God is able to give you both comfort at this time. We have been seriously holding you up in prayer and will continue to do so. Won't be able to attend services because I have 2 of my grandchildren for the summer. I will be in touch later & promise to keep a lunch date sometime in the future. Love & Prayers, Anita Dean


June 29, 2009


A friend

June 29, 2009

Angels in heaven all robed in white, were playing one day in the garden of light. Jesus came smiling and said to his band, heres another playmate take Cheyenne's hand

Sally and Marty Fritsch

New Market, MD
June 29, 2009

Dear Dee and Graham, I am so sorry for the devastating loss of your precious Cheyenne. I know she was the light of your life. I know, too, that she is in good hands with some mighty fine people to watch over her. My thoughts and prayers - and love - are with you.

Connie and Mike Woods

Akron Area (OH)
June 29, 2009

Our prayers are with you!!! May God give you the comfort you will need. KNOW others are praying for you!!!! In Christ, The Woods OCC Akron Area

Cousin Ginny

June 30, 2009

There are no words at a time like this. But just know you are in my thoughts and prayers and that my heart goes out to you. Wish I could be there and hold you and tell you how much I care. Cheyenne was a perfect daughter and one that I knew you were so proud of.

Fern Anderson

Kingston Jamaica
July 01, 2009

I am so saddened by the passing of Cheyene. The OCC here in Jamaica have been praying for you. God is our Refuge. Fern

Brooks Stone

Richmond, VA
July 01, 2009

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that I am thinking about you in this difficult time.

Virginia Morris

Forest Hill, MD 21075
July 01, 2009

I wish I knew the right words to say at a time like this. But just remember that you have so many people who love you and will be there for you. My thoughts and prayers and Cheyenne will always be remembered. Love, Cousin Ginny

Suffolk Christian Church

Suffolk, Virginia
July 02, 2009

Dee and Graham, your friends in Suffolk join with so many others in praying for you and wishing you God's comfort and peace.

Janine Joyner

Suffolk Va
July 02, 2009

Dear Ann,Graham and Dee, We are so sorry to here of your loss.We can't dare to say we feel your pain.Trust in God and he will help you through this terrible loss. Remember,to that you have friends and family who will be glad to lend a smile and help lift you up in this saddened time. Friends from Suffolk, Janine and Chip Joyner

Kate Bixby

Blacksburg VA
July 04, 2009

Dee - I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine the pain and grief you must be feeling. I hope and pray that the Lord is holding you up, in the Palm of His Hand, and giving you the peace that is beyond all our understanding. And to know she is dancing with the angels... Our love and prayers are with you and your family. Kate Bixby Mary Kay Blacksburg

Frank & Debbie Etz

Cape Charles
July 05, 2009

Dee & Graham, there are no words that will heal this pain and still I sit here trying to think of something that will ease the pain. I am so very sorry to hear this news and like everyone else, know God is there to hear your cries. You have your memories in your heart and I know she will always be alive through the love you have for her.

Linda Kirkner

Blacksburg Va
July 06, 2009

Dear Dee and Family, I am sincerely sorry for the loss of Cheyenne. As the mother of a son lost suddenly I understand the devestation and sorrow. My prayer is God will hold you all in his arms and that his strength will keep you forever. In Prayer, Linda Kirkner ABWA friend

Sue Spickard

Fincastle VA
July 06, 2009

Dearest Dee, I am so sorry to learn of your lost. I pray that God will be with you and give you and your husband the strength to get through the coming days. May his presence be with you and comfort you. Sincerely, Sue (ABWA)

Susan D Brown

Roanoke, VA
July 07, 2009

I am a member of ABWA and I would like to express my sorrow for your family. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless

Lillie Merritt Parker

Cape Charles, Virginia
July 08, 2009

Dear Dee I was so sorry to hear about your daughter, I lost a son four years ago and I still have good and bad days. This verse along with my Bible helps. It will be the little things that you will remember the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memory of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again

Fran & Mike Loper

Cape Charles, VA.
July 11, 2009

Dear Dee,You have been in my mind constantly,not to mention my heart.Thought for days about what I could say to you,there is nothing that would comfort you the way I would like.The only thing I will say is that I believe that children are truly gifts,and you truly had a beautiful gift.I'm sure she touched many hearts while she was here,and captured yours.Know that she will continue, and remain as a very delicate and beautiful soul to us all. Love and Our Prayers with you all. Fran & Mike, Michael & Dominic Loper.


October 07, 2010

I never got to see the guest book until now, its wonderful how many beautiful things have been written about Chey. It's almost her birthday and I am planning on taking a day off and going to see her and catching up with her. It's been far too long. I miss her every day. Everytime I wake up I go to my dresser and I see her face smiling at me, it makes my mornings worth it.