Mrs. Bernice C. Wilson


Mrs. Bernice C. Wilson, 83, of 357 Powerhouse Road, Maybeury, WV went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. She was born in Coopers, WV on February 16, 1936 to William E. and Elizabeth C. Hopkins.
Bernice was a graduate of Bluefield State College, worked as a Social Worker, and retired as an elementary school teacher from the McDowell County Schools.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilson, Jr.; son, Michael Hopkins; grandchildren: Terrance Norwood and Sheila Hopkins; paternal grandparents, William and Liza Lipscomb Hopson; maternal grandparents, Sydney, Sr. and Viola Fields Yancey; brothers: Lawrence Hopson, Wrase Hopson, and James Hopkins; sister, Edna E. Hopkins; and stepfather Clarence Menefee.
Bernice was a faithful member of Uprising Chapel United Holy Church where she was affectionately known as" Mother Wilson." She wore "many hats", all of which she wore well. She served as church mother, elated choir director, financial secretary and adult Bible Church School teacher. She worked untiringly on every level of the church from her local church to the sub-district and district. We can say-Servant of God-Well done!
Bernice leaves loving memories to her sons: Carl Norwood of Welch, WV and Charles Norwood of Bluefield, WV. Daughters: Elizabeth Adams of Alexandria, VA, Elder Chandra (Jose) Torres, Elder Donna (Earl) Collins, Lawanna (Eddie) Jones, all of Columbus, OH. Twenty-six grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. One sister Elder Donna (Taylor) Jackson of Crumpler, WV and one brother - Elder Leroy (Bertha) Parson of Roanoke, VA. Godchildren: Taneesa, Aziyah and Kris Jackson; son and daughter in laws: Kevin Adams, Lewis Carruthers, Nadine Norwood and Patricia Hopkins Green; special friends: Elder Dorris Revels, Mrs. Charlotte Mabus, Jeanne Lambert, Ms. Ann Walton, Mrs. Elena Armstead and Mary; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, her church family whom she loved, and her many, many friends and students.
Homegoing services will be conducted on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00am at Uprising Chapel United Holy Church, Rolfe, WV, with Bishop Anthony Tucker, Elder Marvin Lockett, and Pastor Donna Jackson officiating. Viewing will begin at 9:00am.
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Published on September 5, 2019
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Cornelia Burkhalter
Sep 08, 2019
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled. My sincere condolences to the family.
Sep 06, 2019
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Sep 06, 2019
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Sharon Boyd-Churchwell
Sep 05, 2019
To the family of Sister Bernice Wilson, I send my deepest condolences from the entire Early, Parson family. She will be missed more than words can express. I knew Sis. Wilson since my childhood growing up in the United Holiness Church. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Rest In Peace my friend.