July 19, 1933-

Oct. 4, 2021

Bernice was born in Turkey, N.C., on July 19, 1933. She transitioned to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 4, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Melissa Whitfield; her son Kenneth; siblings William, John David (J.D.) Jessie, and Louise; a grandson, Jahlil, and special partner Elroy Graham.

Bernice leaves to cherish her memories:

Children, Brenda Hobbs, Patricia (Derick) Brown, Larry Kornegay, and Cynthia Kornegay, all of Goldsboro, N.C.

Siblings, Helen Whitfield, Goldsboro, N.C., Sudie M. Lofton, Dudley, N.C., Gladys Johnson, Washington, D.C., Minnie Pettaway, California, Marvin (Ruth), Virginia, Brown Whitfield, Philadelphia, Pa., Margie Hackley, Maryland, Thomas Whitfield, Dudley, N.C., and Myrtle (Billy) Mitchell, Goldsboro, N.C.

Grandchildren, Antino Nobles, Anchorage, Alaska, TuWanda Nobles, Goldsboro, N.C, Terrie Wynn, Goldsboro, N.C., Toriyoni Whitfield, Washington. D.C., Renita and Shenita Wynn of Goldsboro, N.C., Ebony Neil of Goldsboro, N.C., Jessie Carol Whitfield of Washington, D.C., Raynardo Nobles of Wilson, N.C. and Charlene Swinson, Dudley, N.C.

Aunt, Flossie Carraway.

Sisters-in-law, Beaula Kornegay, Dudley, N.C., Mary Kornegay, Dudley, N.C.

Bernice was a hard-working woman that loved her family. She taught them not only the importance of family but also hard work. Bernice was a strong woman who overcame many obstacles. She loved going to church, and took great pleasure in taking care of home. She will be remembered not just for her strength but her incredible fashion sense.

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