Bernice Williams was born on April 25, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio to Bernice and Sadie Richmond. She was the second of twelve children. Ten of her siblings have preceded her in death.
Bernice confessed Christ at an early age and was raised at Elim Gospel Chapel where she was a faithful member until 2019 when she joined Body of Christ Assembly Church in Warrensville Hts., under the leadership of Bishop Eric K. Clark.
Bernice was educated in the Cleveland Public School System and was employed with Mt. Sinai Hospitals for over 40 years.
Bernice was united in holy matrimony with Oswald Williams on April 4, 1942, and to this union four children were born, Patricia, Carol, Theodore and Bernard.
Bernice was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed going to the craft store and taking classes for jewelry making and sewing. She also loved participating in outings with her daughter Carol and the local YMCA Craft group, in addition to being an avid baker of cakes and pies.
Bernice was called home to rest on Monday, October 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband Oswald, her parents, ten siblings, one stepson, and two grandsons.
Bernice leaves to cherish her memory her children: Patricia Elkins (Ramon – deceased) Carol Carson (James – deceased), Theodore (Nancy) and Bernard Williams; Stepson: Robert Garmon; Stepdaughter: Diane Crenshaw; Brother: Fred Richmond; Sister in law: Vivian Watson; 18 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends
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