Mrs. Bernice Burgess Holmes, 90 of Bonifay, passed away April 28, 2013 in a Pensacola Nursing Home. She was a native of Holmes County and of t he Baptist Faith. She was a Teachers Aide and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
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Survivors include a brother, Joe Burgess, Bonifay; a nephew, Samuel Burgess (Debra), Pensacola; four godchildren, John Dale Gilmore, Rosa Gilmore both of Bonifay, Mary Mincy Williams of Jacksonville and Leroy Gilmore of Chipley and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services was conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday May 4, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bonifay with the Rev. Cleve Wedderburn, the Rev. Dr. Andrew Davis and Elder Kelvin Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Bonifay City Cemetery. The remains were placed in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday May 3, 3012 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bonifay. The Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on May 8, 2013