It is with profound sorrow that the Management and Support Team of Nelson's Funeral Home sadly announce the death of Mrs. Bernice Thompson,78, of Winnsboro, South Carolina.
Mrs. Thompson transitioned into eternity Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m. at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Winnsboro, South Carolina, interment will follow at Smalls Chapel A.M.E. Winnsboro, South Carolina.
Public viewing of Mrs. Thompson remains will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Bernice Thompson was born in Winnsboro, SC on May 12, 1939. She was the daughter of the late Laura and Ulysses Johnson. She departed this earthly life on July 8, 2017 at Wellstar Cobb Hospital of Austell, GA.
She was educated in the Public Schools of Fairfield County. At an early age, she became a member of Smalls Chapel AME Church.
Bernice was first employed with Ed Robinson Dry Cleaners. This was the beginning of a career she remained in until her health began to decline. She shared this dutiful service with her family and neighborhood for many years and she was known to do the best clothes pressing ever. She was good at her job and she did it with dignity and diligence. She was a very hard worker. She enjoyed sewing, working in the yard and completing puzzles. She was dedicated to her husband and family. She was also known to stretch out her hand and help others all of the time. She has mothered and provided for her children and many children who were not her own. She opened her arms and home to many. A Proverbs 31 Virtuous woman she was. She will truly be missed and remembered by many.
Those left to cherish a lifetime of precious memories of her are her loving and dedicated husband of over 50 years, Brooks Thompson, Jr., who has honored their marriage vows. He has been by her side through sickness and health. He was always there to say: "What do you need, Bun?" Two sons Brooks (Audrey) Thompson, III and Tony (Carolyn) Thompson of Winnsboro, SC; one daughter, Tina (James) Bellamy of Powder Springs, GA; one daughter-in-law, April Thompson of Winnsboro, SC; one sister, Minnie Lee Johnson; five brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a devoted niece, Betty Fee, a best friend, Mrs. Mary Lee Young, a dear friend, Ms. Mildred Pearson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Josephine Thompson and one son, Leroy Thompson.