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Anita “Nita” Pierce Campbell, 68, of Savannah, Georgia, wife of Thomas Allen Campbell and devoted mother to Jennifer and Allyson, died Monday morning, June 8, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

campbell - anita (150 x 204)Born in Americus, Georgia, she was a daughter of Edna Day Pierce and the late Lamar Pierce, Jr. Nita was of the Christian faith. She retired from the Savannah-Chatham County Public School after teaching for many years and being a tireless advocate for her students with learning disabilities. In 1981, she and Tom started Kids Helping Kids, a toy drive collecting used toys for underprivileged children.

Nita loved to travel and planned wonderful trips for her family showing them the beauty of the world. Her favorite places to visit were the beach and Sydney, Australia where she spent some of her childhood. Most important to Nita was the love she had for her family. The laughter, love, and experiences she gave to her family will forever be cherished.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Thomas “Tom” Allen Campbell of Savannah, Georgia; two daughters, Jennifer Campbell Boles and her husband, Rob, of Savannah, Georgia, and Allyson Campbell Dixon and her husband, Matt, of Charlotte, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Bryson Campbell Boles, Connor Pierce Boles, and Madyson Brianne Dixon; her mother, Edna Day Pierce of Sydney, Australia and Savannah, Georgia; one sister, Wendy Bragg and her husband, John, of Tybee Island, Georgia; one brother, D. Scott Pierce of Los Angeles, California, and three nephews, Brian Cail and his wife, Emily, Matthew Cail and his fiancé Danyse Solomons, and Donovan Bragg.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Thursday evening at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The memorial service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah conducted by The Reverend David H. Messner.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations or used toys to: Kids Helping Kids – 57 Windsor on the Marsh, Savannah, Georgia 31419.

Online Condolences

  1. Jack & Nancy Boylston says:

    We are very saddened to hear of Nita’s passing. All of you be strong for each other.

  2. Sharon Blount Clarke says:

    Niae was a wonderful friend and I enjoyed being with her at Jenkins. I just was going through the “65 Sequoyah in preperation for the Class of 66’s Fiftieth reunion next year and saw her picture and realized I’d lost touch with many firends from high school. She was one of the ones I hoped to find again. I was truly sad to see this mornings paper. My condolences to her family. Sharon Blount Clarke

  3. Ursula C Guenzel says:

    So Sorry for your loss, Tom, at least we know your wife does not need to suffer anymore! I surround you and your family with God Healing light and Love as well as prayers!

    10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaaih 41:10
    Ursula C Guenzel

  4. Stacey (Joyner) Johnson says:

    Mrs Campbell was always so kind to me when I was a little girl. When I got homesick when I spent the night with her daughter, Jennifer, she would scoop me right up and love on me like I was her own. I’ll never forget that. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  5. Ashley Dashputre says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to your whole family.
    May you feel peace and love in the memories you shared with one another.


  6. Rick Monroe says:

    46 years ago you promised to love and cherish “for better or worse, in sickness and in health..” and had no idea exactly what that would mean. You faithfully lived up to your vows….consistently proving love to be a verb. In a world where this type of commitment is fading, I am grateful to you for being a beacon of light in the darkness.

  7. Marie Brandon says:

    I worked with Mrs. Campbell at WFHS in the “90’s, she was a very good teacher, mentor and friend. My time in the classroom with her was as much of a learning experience for me as it was for the students that she taught. My prayers to the Campbell family, may she rest in peace.

  8. Andy Parrish says:

    Dear Edna, Wendy, Scott, Tom and Family,

    We were so saddened to hear of Nita’s passing and have so many fond memories as early neighbors and lifelong friends.
    Nita was beautiful inside and out and we look forward to seeing her again in heaven. Praying for you all.

    Love Andy Parrish and Rebecca Parrish Miller

  9. Rodney Barnard says:

    Wendy sorry for the loss of your sister. Condolences to you and your family.

  10. Bob Winter says:

    Nita took charge of her younger cousins when we were growing up in Sydney when she visited many times over her life including attending school at Haberfield. I recall Tom courting her at our grandparents house and how he followed her back to Savannah.
    Many of the Australian family visited Savannah over the years where Nita and family provided that famous southern hospitality

    Nita, you will be missed

    Cuz Bob

  11. Cheryl Clemens says:

    Wendy, I was so sorry to read that you lost your sister this week. Take comfort in the wonderful memories siblings have of your years together. Peace to you and your family during these difficult days ahead. May Nita’s soul rest in sweet repose.

  12. Susan Carter says:

    Nita has been a very special person in my life since we were both children. We may have spent most of the time since then living in different countries but the strong love and bond was always there. I will really miss Nita’s presence in my life but I feel a spiritual connection still exists.
    My husband Maurice and I send our deepest sympathy and love to Tom, Jennifer, Allyson, Edna and all the family in the USA. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Love Susan

  13. Lena Ambos Meeks says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Nita’s passing. She was such a good friend in high school…HVJ ’65….. and always so nice to everyone. I was hoping to see her at our 50th reunion that was held in April, but knew she was not well and could not come. God Bless you and keep you safe Nita and may you rest in peace.

    Lena Ambos Meeks

  14. Barbara H. McCoy says:

    Condolences to the family.

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