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Russell Pierce Harper II

d. June 6, 2024

Gulf Shores, AL

Russell “Pierce” Harper II

Gulf Shores, AL

 Russell “Pierce” Harper II, age 25, a resident of Gulf Shores, AL, passed away on June 6, 2024.

 It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pierce, a soul so full of life, love, and laughter. He was born March 16, 1999, in Montgomery, AL. Pierce was an extraordinary individual whose presence lit up every room, bringing joy and warmth to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His humor and boundless energy were infectious, making every moment spent with him a cherished memory. Pierce was an aspiring musician with an incredible talent, having written over 3,500 songs, each a testament to his dedication and passion. He dreamed of fame but held steadfastly to his faith, often saying he would never sacrifice his love for God for anything in the world. His music was not just an expression of his talent but a reflection of his unwavering devotion and commitment to his dream.

 As a loving father to Beckham, Pierce’s greatest desire was to provide a peaceful, nurturing environment and to see his family flourish. His love for God remained steadfast, even in his final days, as he knew he was called to greater things. Pierce’s life was a testament to his faith, his love, and his desire to be a warrior for God, alongside his brother, Dalton. To know Pierce was to be blessed by his kindness, his light, and his unwavering spirit. He was my beacon, a guiding light in times of darkness, and we take comfort in knowing that he now rests in Heaven, reunited with his brother. Pierce’s legacy of love, faith, and music will continue to inspire and uplift all who knew him. Rest in peace, dear Piercey Poo. You are forever in our hearts, shining down on us from above. 

 Pierce is survived by his son, Beckham Ward Harper; Mama, Kelly Cantrell Colley; Stepfather, John Robert Colley; Brother, Dalton Pierce Harper (deceased); and brothers, John Walker Colley and Trey Scott Colley. On his mother’s side: Grandparents, Tina and Phil Clements;  Granddad, William Joel Cantrell (deceased) and Grandma Melissa Cantrell; Uncle/Aunt, Shane and Lindsay Cantrell; Uncle/Aunt, Greg and Karen Bellamy; Aunt, Patrice Gable; Aunt Dakota Cantrell; and uncles, John and Justine Vincintore. On his father’s side: Russell Pierce Harper (deceased); Grandparents, Max (deceased) and Sandra Harper; Uncle, Max Harper; and several cousins and great aunts and uncles. Mother of Beckham, Alissa Nicole Taylor; Grandma, Kristen Taylor; Grandfather and Step Grandma, Rickey and Lauren Taylor; Uncles, Benton and Preston Taylor; and a multitude of friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Bear Point Civic Center, located at 5681 Bay La Launch Ave Orange Beach, AL, 36561, at 6:00 pm.

It is requested to bring a lawn chair and wear yellow in honor of Pierce. Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the continued care of Pierce’s only son, Beckham Harper, age 4. There is a memorial fund that has been created to help with raising him. Donations can be mailed to:

PO BOX 1173 

Orange Beach, AL 36561 

or Venmo @realestaterobb or CashApp $kcolley79

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