Bernice Vera Henderson Williams, born August 9, 1931, died on July 11, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henderson and Dorotha Igou Henderson; husband, Leroy Williams, Sr., daughter, Delaney Williams Harris; son, Leroy Williams, Jr.; one brother and three sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne (Warren) Lemon, Charlotte Cosby, Deborah Moore and Della Darby; son, Alfred Williams, Sr.; brother, William (Dorothy) Henderson, Jr.; sister, Eugenia Howard; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great- granddaughter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; an especially cherished niece, Dorothy (Nate) Calloway; and a loving niece who shared her final days, Sandra Thomas.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Thankful Baptist Church with Reverend Oscar Lockhart officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens East.
The body will lie in state after noon on Saturday, July 14, and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.