Erma Jeane Piper Pace, 81, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Monticello, passed away May 6, 2014 at Stoney Brook Health Care Center in Houston.

She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse with Baylor Health Systems and was of the Baptist faith. She never meet a stranger and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Pace was born October 26, 1932 in Drew County and was the daughter of the late Edgar Piper and Nellie R. Clements Piper.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James B. Pace, and a son, James Michael Pace.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Ann Pace Trimue and Tresa Pace Hicks and husband John, both of Houston, Texas; one son, Mark A. Pace of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Sarah Hicks, Rebecca Hicks and Austin Hicks; one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is May 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held May 10 at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery on Greenhill Rd. in Drew County.