Alison Lynn Smoot-Pierce passed away on March 29, 2023, from complications from cancer. Alison was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Sheridan, Arkansas. She graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas Little Rock (Little Rock) and attended graduate school in San Antonio, Texas where she earned a master’s degree in Biochemistry. It was in Texas where Alison met and married Michael Pierce. Prior to moving to Conway, South Carolina Alison & Michael lived in Rockville, Maryland where she worked at the National Institutes of Health. Alison was a gifted scientist who took immense pride in her research and enjoyed the process and complexity of biology. It was in Maryland where their son Zachary (Zach) Nathaniel was born. Alison and her family moved to Conway, South Carolina where she taught a variety of courses in Biology at Coastal Carolina University. Alison had many interests and passions including a love of animals, art, music, crafting, and science fiction literature. Nothing made her prouder and more complete than the time she was able to spend with and raise her son.
Alison is survived by her husband Michael and son Zachary, Mother Joy Ann Smoot, sisters Alana Smoot and LeAnn Waddle, and six nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to local humane society organizations.
Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel is assisting the Pierce Family.
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