Pierce, Zita Bartholomew (Denning), 94 of Mesa, Az. Born July 17,1921 in Arkansas, moved to Arizona in 1937. The Lord took our loving mother and grandmother to be with him on July 20th after a long illness, she led a very strong faithful godly life and served the Lord. She had a great impact on others, we will surely miss her. She is predeceased by her husbands Arlie Pierce and JR “Doc” Denning, her grandson Jason Pierce. She is survived by her three sons, Gene(Carolyn), Gerald and Earl Pierce. Her grandchildren Pam Hodges, Cassie Furda, Marc, David, Nathanial, Joey, Beau and Aerl Pierce and three great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at City of Mesa Cementry, 1212 N Center St., Tuesday, August 25th at 9:30am.