Floral 18

Bernice Davis Johnson

August 31, 1932 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Bernice D. Johnson was born August 31, 1932, in Enfield, North Carolina, the oldest of three children and the only daughter to James H. and Leanna D. Harvey. She departed this life on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Bluegrass Care Navigators in Hazard, Kentucky. 

She was the widow of the late Clarence C. Johnson and the mother of her only child, a beloved daughter, Ann Elisabeth; the sister of Benjamin and Romeo Harvey both of Detroit Michigan, all preceded her in death.

Bernice graduated as Salutatorian from Eastman High School in Enfield.  She joined Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at a young age, and was a Sunday School Teacher and a faithful member until she relocated.  In 1954, she was accepted in the nursing program at Saint Agnes School of Nursing/St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated second in her class. She continued her education at Women’s Hospital in Boston to advance her studies in Obstetrics nursing.  She enrolled in the Williamson Branch of Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky and Virginia State Universities where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.  She became a Charter member in 1970 of the Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Chapter.

With accolades too many to mention, Bernice worked at and was head nurse at numerous hospitals, as well as the Medical Coordinator/Director at the Mingo Head Start program, and was Board Certified in Community Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Program.

She proudly served two terms as Secretary for the Williamson Branch of the NAACP and co-Chairman of the program committee.  She was the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award from the Williamson Memorial Hospital.

She was an active member of many local community programs and organizations including being a proud member and past president of The Huntington Chapter of Links, Incorporated,

Bernice devoted her life and love for people always remaining committed to the community with taking blood pressure readings at local Senior centers, preparing monthly newsletters on current health issues for the parishioners at the Logan Church First Baptist Church, where she was an active and faithful member, serving as Missionary President. She loved and protected animals and was a member of the U.S. Humane Society and supported the SOS (Save our Strays organization).

Bernice leaves behind a proud and treasured legacy and will be remembered with love by a host of co-workers, church members, friends and by all who knew her.

She leaves cherished memories of a life well lived and love to Sisters-in-law Bernedette and Shirley Harvey of MI; nephews Brock Harvey of GA, James and Brando Harvey of MI; cousins Prince Davis of CA, Deborah Freeman of NY and George M. Freeman of GA; her step-children, Tracy Davis of OH and Clarence Johnson Hambrick of NY.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Logan Street First Baptist Church in Williamson, West Virginia.  Officiant will be Reverend Gerald Dotson, pastor.  Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens in Huddy, Kentucky.  Pallbearers will be family and friends.

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end - Psalm 48:14

 

  

 

 

 

 

Bernice D. Johnson was born August 31, 1932, in Enfield, North Carolina, the oldest of three children and the only daughter to James H. and Leanna D. Harvey. She departed this life on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Bluegrass Care Navigators in Hazard, Kentucky. 

She was the widow of the late Clarence C. Johnson and the mother of her only child, a beloved daughter, Ann Elisabeth; the sister of Benjamin and Romeo Harvey both of Detroit Michigan, all preceded her in death.

Bernice graduated as Salutatorian from Eastman High School in Enfield.  She joined Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at a young age, and was a Sunday School Teacher and a faithful member until she relocated.  In 1954, she was accepted in the nursing program at Saint Agnes School of Nursing/St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated second in her class. She continued her education at Women’s Hospital in Boston to advance her studies in Obstetrics nursing.  She enrolled in the Williamson Branch of Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky and Virginia State Universities where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.  She became a Charter member in 1970 of the Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Chapter.

With accolades too many to mention, Bernice worked at and was head nurse at numerous hospitals, as well as the Medical Coordinator/Director at the Mingo Head Start program, and was Board Certified in Community Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Program.

She proudly served two terms as Secretary for the Williamson Branch of the NAACP and co-Chairman of the program committee.  She was the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award from the Williamson Memorial Hospital.

She was an active member of many local community programs and organizations including being a proud member and past president of The Huntington Chapter of Links, Incorporated,

Bernice devoted her life and love for people always remaining committed to the community with taking blood pressure readings at local Senior centers, preparing monthly newsletters on current health issues for the parishioners at the Logan Church First Baptist Church, where she was an active and faithful member, serving as Missionary President. She loved and protected animals and was a member of the U.S. Humane Society and supported the SOS (Save our Strays organization).

Bernice leaves behind a proud and treasured legacy and will be remembered with love by a host of co-workers, church members, friends and by all who knew her.

She leaves cherished memories of a life well lived and love to Sisters-in-law Bernedette and Shirley Harvey of MI; nephews Brock Harvey of GA, James and Brando Harvey of MI; cousins Prince Davis of CA, Deborah Freeman of NY and George M. Freeman of GA; her step-children, Tracy Davis of OH and Clarence Johnson Hambrick of NY.

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end,

 Psalm 48:14

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Bernice D. Johnson was born August 31, 1932, in Enfield, North Carolina, the oldest of three children and the only daughter to James H. and Leanna D. Harvey. She departed this life on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Bluegrass Care Navigators in Hazard, Kentucky. 

She was the widow of the late Clarence C. Johnson and the mother of her only child, a beloved daughter, Ann Elisabeth; the sister of Benjamin and Romeo Harvey both of Detroit Michigan, all preceded her in death.

Bernice graduated as Salutatorian from Eastman High School in Enfield.  She joined Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at a young age, and was a Sunday School Teacher and a faithful member until she relocated.  In 1954, she was accepted in the nursing program at Saint Agnes School of Nursing/St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated second in her class. She continued her education at Women’s Hospital in Boston to advance her studies in Obstetrics nursing.  She enrolled in the Williamson Branch of Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky and Virginia State Universities where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.  She became a Charter member in 1970 of the Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Chapter.

With accolades too many to mention, Bernice worked at and was head nurse at numerous hospitals, as well as the Medical Coordinator/Director at the Mingo Head Start program, and was Board Certified in Community Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Program.

She proudly served two terms as Secretary for the Williamson Branch of the NAACP and co-Chairman of the program committee.  She was the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award from the Williamson Memorial Hospital.

She was an active member of many local community programs and organizations including being a proud member and past president of The Huntington Chapter of Links, Incorporated,

Bernice devoted her life and love for people always remaining committed to the community with taking blood pressure readings at local Senior centers, preparing monthly newsletters on current health issues for the parishioners at the Logan Church First Baptist Church, where she was an active and faithful member, serving as Missionary President. She loved and protected animals and was a member of the U.S. Humane Society and supported the SOS (Save our Strays organization).

Bernice leaves behind a proud and treasured legacy and will be remembered with love by a host of co-workers, church members, friends and by all who knew her.

She leaves cherished memories of a life well lived and love to Sisters-in-law Bernedette and Shirley Harvey of MI; nephews Brock Harvey of GA, James and Brando Harvey of MI; cousins Prince Davis of CA, Deborah Freeman of NY and George M. Freeman of GA; her step-children, Tracy Davis of OH and Clarence Johnson Hambrick of NY.

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end,

 Psalm 48:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernice D. Johnson was born August 31, 1932, in Enfield, North Carolina, the oldest of three children and the only daughter to James H. and Leanna D. Harvey. She departed this life on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Bluegrass Care Navigators in Hazard, Kentucky. 

She was the widow of the late Clarence C. Johnson and the mother of her only child, a beloved daughter, Ann Elisabeth; the sister of Benjamin and Romeo Harvey both of Detroit Michigan, all preceded her in death.

Bernice graduated as Salutatorian from Eastman High School in Enfield.  She joined Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at a young age, and was a Sunday School Teacher and a faithful member until she relocated.  In 1954, she was accepted in the nursing program at Saint Agnes School of Nursing/St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated second in her class. She continued her education at Women’s Hospital in Boston to advance her studies in Obstetrics nursing.  She enrolled in the Williamson Branch of Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky and Virginia State Universities where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.  She became a Charter member in 1970 of the Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Chapter.

With accolades too many to mention, Bernice worked at and was head nurse at numerous hospitals, as well as the Medical Coordinator/Director at the Mingo Head Start program, and was Board Certified in Community Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Program.

She proudly served two terms as Secretary for the Williamson Branch of the NAACP and co-Chairman of the program committee.  She was the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award from the Williamson Memorial Hospital.

She was an active member of many local community programs and organizations including being a proud member and past president of The Huntington Chapter of Links, Incorporated,

Bernice devoted her life and love for people always remaining committed to the community with taking blood pressure readings at local Senior centers, preparing monthly newsletters on current health issues for the parishioners at the Logan Church First Baptist Church, where she was an active and faithful member, serving as Missionary President. She loved and protected animals and was a member of the U.S. Humane Society and supported the SOS (Save our Strays organization).

Bernice leaves behind a proud and treasured legacy and will be remembered with love by a host of co-workers, church members, friends and by all who knew her.

She leaves cherished memories of a life well lived and love to Sisters-in-law Bernedette and Shirley Harvey of MI; nephews Brock Harvey of GA, James and Brando Harvey of MI; cousins Prince Davis of CA, Deborah Freeman of NY and George M. Freeman of GA; her step-children, Tracy Davis of OH and Clarence Johnson Hambrick of NY.

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end,

 Psalm 48:14

 

 

 

 

 

 Bernice D. Johnson was born August 31, 1932, in Enfield, North Carolina, the oldest of three children and the only daughter to James H. and Leanna D. Harvey. She departed this life on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Bluegrass Care Navigators in Hazard, Kentucky. 

She was the widow of the late Clarence C. Johnson and the mother of her only child, a beloved daughter, Ann Elisabeth; the sister of Benjamin and Romeo Harvey both of Detroit Michigan, all preceded her in death.

Bernice graduated as Salutatorian from Eastman High School in Enfield.  She joined Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at a young age, and was a Sunday School Teacher and a faithful member until she relocated.  In 1954, she was accepted in the nursing program at Saint Agnes School of Nursing/St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated second in her class. She continued her education at Women’s Hospital in Boston to advance her studies in Obstetrics nursing.  She enrolled in the Williamson Branch of Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky and Virginia State Universities where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.  She became a Charter member in 1970 of the Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Chapter.

With accolades too many to mention, Bernice worked at and was head nurse at numerous hospitals, as well as the Medical Coordinator/Director at the Mingo Head Start program, and was Board Certified in Community Health by the American Nurses Credentialing Program.

She proudly served two terms as Secretary for the Williamson Branch of the NAACP and co-Chairman of the program committee.  She was the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award from the Williamson Memorial Hospital.

She was an active member of many local community programs and organizations including being a proud member and past president of The Huntington Chapter of Links, Incorporated,

Bernice devoted her life and love for people always remaining committed to the community with taking blood pressure readings at local Senior centers, preparing monthly newsletters on current health issues for the parishioners at the Logan Church First Baptist Church, where she was an active and faithful member, serving as Missionary President. She loved and protected animals and was a member of the U.S. Humane Society and supported the SOS (Save our Strays organization).

Bernice leaves behind a proud and treasured legacy and will be remembered with love by a host of co-workers, church members, friends and by all who knew her.

She leaves cherished memories of a life well lived and love to Sisters-in-law Bernedette and Shirley Harvey of MI; nephews Brock Harvey of GA, James and Brando Harvey of MI; cousins Prince Davis of CA, Deborah Freeman of NY and George M. Freeman of GA; her step-children, Tracy Davis of OH and Clarence Johnson Hambrick of NY.

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end,

 Psalm 48:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Logan Street First Baptist Church, West Virginia, Williamson

Funeral Service
Friday
April 22, 2022

12:00 PM
Logan Street First Baptist Church, West Virginia, Williamson

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