Bernice Wilson of Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Ralph & Mammon Harvell, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 6, 1928, and passed away at the Westwood Hills Health and Rehab Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on February 5, 2015, at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 30 days.
Bernice had worked for many years at the Prince Gardner Billfold Factory. She had lived in Illinois and Kansas City before moving to Poplar Bluff 25 years ago. She had been too ill to attend church in the last several years but was strong in her Baptist faith.
On September 25, 1944, she married Lloyd L. Wilson in Piggott, Arkansas. He survives in the home.
Surviving are one son, Leonard Wilson of Farmington, Missouri; one daughter, Linda Linhart of East Prairie, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; and many great and great great grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother, Lorenzo, and one sister, Mary.
Friends may call on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Bill Adkisson of East Prairie, Missouri officiating.
Burial will be in the Browns Chapel Cemetery in Broseley, Missouri and Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.