HomeArticleAmerican Comedian Chonda Pierce Has A Daughter and a Son; Was Married To David W. Pierce Until His Demise In 2014
American Comedian Chonda Pierce Has A Daughter and a Son; Was Married To David W. Pierce Until His Demise In 2014
Updated On 16 Dec, 2022 Published On 02 Oct, 2018
It's admirable when your loved one sticks by your side till your final breath, even if you've done your best to push them away. Chonda Pierce's husband was probably highly fortunate to be with such a fantastic wife who loved him beyond anything.
Meanwhile, Chonda Pierce was not as lucky as her partner since she had to go through lots of despair, disappointment, and sadness. At the end of it all, she is still standing strong like the brave woman she has always been.
'The Queen of Clean' Chonda Pierce's Married Life - Filled With Joy, Despair, And Tragedy; Mother of One Daughter & One Son
Chonda Pierce was married to her late husband, David W. Pierce. The couple tied the knot in 1984 in Ashland City. Chonda and David first met in their sophomore at Cheatham County High School, Ashland, Tennessee. David was a state champ wrestler at the time and also played guitar.
Chonda Pierce with her late husband, David W. Pierce.
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The duo initially started as friends, and they soon blossomed into a full-on romance.
The pair saw one another through some rough times. David was caring for his divorced father, who was a chronic alcoholic nicknamed Ashland City Drunkard. Likewise, Chonda tragically lost two of her sisters in two years. One was in a car crash, and the other died due to leukemia.
"We were recovery partners after we found each other. I do believe it was a providential thing. We were each other's soulmates through all that."
Shortly after college, the couple exchanged wedding vows. Soon after, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Chera Pierce Meredith, who was born on 13th February 1984.
Five years later, their second child was born on 6th February 1989, David Zachary Pierce. At the time, David worked as an English professor at Middle Tennessee State University while Chonda pursued a career in church comedy.
Chonda Pierce with her late husband and kids.
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The duo's career might have taken off, but all was not well at home. Over the years, their daughter Chera began to resent her parents. Part of the resentment was down to the fact that Chonda's career meant she had to spend too much time on the road.
Eventually, Chera married, had her kids, and soon cut off all contact with the family. This was hard on her parents, Chonda and David.
Chonda revealed she often dealt with the pain by crying. She then began to notice David's drinking habit was rising.
Then, one night David came home pretty late. He was not making any sense whatsoever as he was stumbling and slurring his words. Chonda panicked and called for an ambulance. She thought her husband was having a stroke.
When the paramedics informed her David was, in fact, drunk, Chonda was left shocked and embarrassed. The embarrassment soon turned into anger.
"I was mad as fire at him. And just so hurt."
While her husband was spending his time at the hospital, Chonda wandered around the house only to end up at the garage, where she noticed a tarp.
"I pulled at it, and under, it was full of cans and bottles, all empty. I just sat on that garage floor."
David spent a month getting aided at a treatment center. Chonda sold their Murfreesboro home as it carried too many painful memories. She found a condo in downtown Nashville for the pair to reside in.
Chonda Pierce and David W. Pierce.
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David was back in rehab merely a few months later. When he got out, the couple celebrated at home. Chonda made homemade sausage, meatballs, and spaghetti as they had a candlelight dinner.
Upon the completion of dinner at around 9 p.m., David told his wife he missed driving and headed to the grocery store, supposedly to pick up food for the dog. However, as he went there, David picked up a case of beer for himself. He subsequently drank nine of them in the parking lot.
Chonda returned him right back to rehab the same night. Some patients were out on the porch when they arrived at the hospital. One of the younger guys said, "Man, if David can't make it, I don't stand a chance."
Comedian Chona Pierce has been making everyone laugh since 1960. SOURCE: Pinterest
Amidst the crisis, Pierce's relationship with her estranged daughter grew worse. To make matters worse, she lost her mother. Remembering her nightmarish time, Chonda said:
"I look back and sometimes say, ‘Why haven't I given up?' I don't know if I'm incredibly optimistic, or I have such a strength in faith. Or am I just crazy? I am crazy in love with God. I think he really dwells with us. And I'm crazy enough to believe that."
David sadly never managed to overcome his alcoholism. He returned to rehab and counseling outlets until he suffered a stroke in 2013. He was then sustained by life support for more than a year.
The doctors had no option as they pulled the plug on him in 2014. David passed away an hour later as Chonda watched on.
Chonda Pierce Opened Up On The Aftermath Of Her Husband's Death
Chonda Pierce was by her husband's side until his final breath. In the couple's last conversation, David looked at his devoted wife before he said, "I messed up, Hun."
Chonda Pierce opened up on the aftermath of her husband's death.
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"He said, ‘I love you' and he said he was sorry. I said, ‘You have nothing to be sorry about.'"
The comedian is as brave as she is funny and has spent the last few years keeping faith in God to provide her the healing powers.
Pierce opened up about losing her husband and explained her painful circumstances!
She stated: "grief is the gift that keeps on giving." Chonda later claimed she was now in a good place of peace and resolution.
Pierce is often reminded of her deceased husband when a song plays on the radio or a particular task on the farm needs doing. She added:
"Isn't it a shame the last few years of his life was dealing with [alcoholism] and grieving his daughter. Isn't it a shame? I know I can't go back and fix that or change that."
"Then what sets in is a great peace to know that he's at peace. There's a sweet resolve when you truly believe there's a heaven."
The comedian who loves making people laugh has held on to the God of Mercy through the good times and times of darkness.
Christian comedian laughed out loud when she was asked to return to the dating scene after three years of her husband's demise.
She mentioned that dating and relationships are degrading, heartbreaking, and hopeless. Her friends started encouraging her to give a second chance at love and affair. They even created a profile with her name on a popular online dating site.
Despite all the attempts, Pierce mentioned that she feels committed to David even though he's no more with her. She said,
"I'm still wrestling with the idea that I'm cheating on my husband. I don't know what the rules are. They're so different than 1975 when I met my husband."
After keeping the online dating aside, she met a man during a big Thanksgiving dinner and connected with him.
"He told me I was pretty. He took my hand to cross the street. It almost took my breath away at how long it had been since a man took my hand to make sure I was safe going across the street."
Everything went on perfectly between the two until Pierce found him on a lunch date with another man. The chapter about her dates and romance with the guy ended the day.
Chonda Pierce: Quick Facts
Born on 4th March 1960 in Covington, Kentucky.
Her birth sign is Pisces.
She had three siblings; two sisters named Charlotta Kay Pierce and Cheralyn Ann Pierce, as well as a brother.
She began college at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville before enrolling at Austin Peay State University.
She released the biographical documentary Laughing In The Dark and Enough on 13th August 2016.
Laughing In The Dark is the inspiration for her first full-length documentary, released in 2015. It is all about the tragic incidents she faced, including the loss of her mother, the death of her husband, and her struggle with clinical depression.
She wrote a book called Laughing In The Dark: A Comedian's Journey Through Depression in 2007.