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Bernice Edwards

July 25, 1929 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 91)

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"PLEASE AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED"

Bernice Bell Edwards

A Life Well Lived

Mrs. Bernice Edwards was born on July 25, 1929 to Lester Bell and Climie Bell in Panama City, Florida.

On October 8, 1948 Mrs. Bernice was united in holy matrimony with Mr. Eddie Edwards in Bushnell, Florida and their union was blessed with 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters.

In 1981 Mrs. Bernice accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 52 and was united with Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ, where she served as Mother of the Church. 

Mrs. Bernice was employed by the Marion County School Board as a School Bus Driver for over ten years.

In her leisure time she enjoyed fishing, cooking, talking on the phone with her many friends and family, and attending church. She was a member of of God’s Earthly Angels. She touched many lives and helped so many people and was loved by those who had the honor of knowing her.

Mrs. Bernice departed this life on December 27, 2020. She  was preceded in death by her mother, Climie Bell; her father, Lester Bell;  and her sister, Helen Watson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 72 years, Eddie Edwards, Sr.; 4 sons, Freddie Smith (Catherine) of Temple Terrace, Eddie Edwards, Jr. (Bettye) of Oveida, Andrew Edwards (Jack), and William Edwards both of Ocala; 3 daughters, Janice Edwards of Ocala, Shelia Ketter (Johnny) of Deltona and Sabrina Snowden (Nathaniel) of Ocala; 1 sister, Debra Davis of Ft. Walton; God made our grandmother MaDear like the Angels above, to care for us and give us her LOVE ... from her grandchildren, Andrew “JJ” Edwards, Jr., Rosalyn Edwards, Chrissy Edwards, John “Skip” Edwards, Aukera Edwards, Shannon Berry, Shayla Bascom, Laquita Bryant, Katebra Harper, Monique Jones, Michael Jones, Jakiya Bolden, Jaelah Bolden, Brittany Adams, Ashley Thomas, John Swain, Dexter Roberts, Keair Thomas, Eddie Edwards, IV, Rachel Williams, Lourie Resado, Nichole Barns, Anthrowon Edwards, Maurice Edwards, Shelah Chevere, Shemar Chevere, Shelyse Chevere and Justice Jennings is the last one of us to be rocked to sleep on her lap. MaDear also had a whole lot of great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, cousins and friends

Public viewing on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ , 705 NW 13th Avenue, Ocala, Fl. 34475

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Bernice Edwards will be on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM., at Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ, 705 NW 13th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475.

Interment will follow in Chestnut Cemetery.

Condolences can be signed at www.Summersfh.com

"PLEASE AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED"

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gospel Temple Church of God
705 NW 13th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Gospel Temple Church of God
705 NW 13th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475

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