Bernice Pinckney Williams, the youngest of eight children, born to and raised by the late Marion Sr., and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Singleton Pinckney. On Thursday, June 9, 2022, her soul winged its flight from a world of sin, sorrow, and suffering to a place of peace and eternal rest. Siblings preceding her in the flight home are brothers: Johnnie Lee, George McKinley, James, Charles, Marion Jr., and sister, Susie. In addition to becoming a member at the Wayman Chapel AME Church, Bernice spent her early years at the High Hills School in Sumter County. She earned a diploma from the St. Michael School. She later relocated to Chester, Pennsylvania, before returning to South Carolina. Bernice is the widow of the late Henry Williams. She was a homemaker and devoted mother to James Edward, her youngest son, who was a devoted caregiver to her for more than 20 years; her loving daughter, Bernadette (Glenn); and her first-born, George (cared for and led by Marion Sr., and Elizabeth). Appreciating her humble love and never-ending advice were the grandchildren and apples-of-her-eye: Brent Dylan, Diamond Alexis, and also Dasani (thought of as a grandchild). She loved both children and chatting on the phone with friends and family. Bernice was a gentle and loving spirit with a great heart, always giving to others. Her never-ending “BE CAREFUL” advice was passionately shared when anyone began to exit the door and at the end of every telephone conversation. Bernice leaves to mourn one brother, Willie; a dear and loving sister-in-law, Rometta; a devoted brother-in-law, Phillip; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates, and friends. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting no visitations at the home. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a. m., Friday, June 17, 2022 at Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church, 160 North Kings Highway, Sumter, with the Rev. Robert China, Jr, Pastor, Eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 9:00 a. m. The procession will leave the home at 9:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery.
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