All who knew and loved Bernice will remember her kindness, humor and wisdom. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, friend and influencer. We will miss her.
Due to the global pandemic there is a limit of ten people at the funeral.
Please join us to celebrate her life by posting your pictures and stories of her. If you’d like to make a gift in Bernice’s memory, in lieu of flowers please consider the charity below that she generously supported:
Agape Scholars International, Inc. Website: www.agapescholars.org
Louis Suburban Chapels, NJ
Bernice Viola Francis (94) of Park Slope, Brooklyn New York, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 27th, 2020 in the presence of family and friends.
She was born August 15th, 1925 in Moron Cuba, the oldest child and daughter of Timothy and Jeanetta Francis. Her siblings are Timothy Francis and Walter Francis (predeceased). She was married to Herbert Moore (divorced). She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Dunkley and Eugene Dunkley Jr (son-in-law), grandchildren Melissa Dunkley, Eugene Dunkley 3rd and Rosa Dunkley (granddaughter-in-law) and Camille Dunkley, great grandchildren Alexander Dunkley and Sofia Dunkley, niece Jeanetta Francis, grandnieces Keisha Francis and Tanica Sherman, and great grandniece Kailey Francis.
She worked as a housekeeper, nanny and home attendant for many years until her retirement at the age of 70. She was a faithful church goer of the Pentecostal denomination and was a member of the New Covenant Church of God and also attended the Classon Avenue Church of God. She was known for her charity, care for others, and prayers.
The memorial will be held Friday, June 26th, 2020 11 AM at the Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery Association, 355 East Linden Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036.
Officiating Minister: Rev. Isaac Tapper
I will lift up my eyes to the hills
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil
He shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.