Irmalee H. Pierson

Age: 96 of Burlington, NJ

(nee Halliburton) passed peacefully on December 15, 2022. Irmalee was born in Unionville, MO, and was the only daughter of James and Hazel (Peek) Halliburton who owned a farm near Lemons, MO. Irmalee was affectionately known as ‘Nonnie’ by our family. She was loved by her daughter Marilyn Pierson (deceased 2014); grandson Christopher Pierson (Jennifer) and her cherished great-granddaughters Julia and Carolyn. Of course, we can’t forget about Charlie, our family dog.

Irmalee married Finis Pierson (deceased 1972) in 1946. They were stationed at various Navy ports of call, including Kwajalein, a tiny atoll in the Pacific. After settling in Norfolk, VA, Irmalee worked as a teacher for 30 years at the Town and Country Day School, sometimes instructing three grades simultaneously in the same classroom. Later in life, she was a docent at two historical museums, the Moses Myers House and Willoughby-Baylor House. In her free time, Irmalee was an excellent cook who knew that following the recipe was sometimes optional. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading. Most of all, she absolutely loved being surrounded by her small family.

Funeral services for Irmalee will be held privately by the family. Please keep her memory in your thoughts and prayers.