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Bernice Williams

October 3, 2023

Bernice Williams Obituary

Bernice Williams, 74, of Detroit, MI passed away October 3, 2023.

Bernice Rhoberta Williams was born December 18th, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Clarence Kent Williams and Zella Mae Thomas. Bernice was raised in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated from Northern High School.  Bernice was an honor roll student who went on to attend several colleges, later receiving an Associate Degree in counseling from Wayne Community College.

Bernice was joined in holy matrimony to Herman Lewis Burton Sr. To this union Herman Lewis Burton Jr. was born. Several years later Bernice would welcome her only daughter Keesha Williams and her youngest son Treshawn Williams. Grandsons Antonio Nicosia and Jaylen Williams.

Bernice was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and also a counselor for Narcotics Anonymous. Bernice was very active in the N.A. She attended many conventions including one held in Hawaii. She was also a licensed foster caregiver, caring for several children over the years. Bernice loved reading, watching comedy shows, and spending time with her grandson Jaylen, often taking him out to eat at Applebee's. 

Bernice accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at the early age of 74.

Bernice departed this life on October 3rd, 2023. She is proceeded in death by her parents. She leaves to cherish her memories: all of her children; her only sibling, her sister Sheila Williams; and a host of cousins. Bernice will be missed by all who loved her.


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Memorial Service
October 9, 2023

12:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Westland
1033 S. Wildwood Ave.
Westland, MI 48186


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