Bernice Augusta Covilli, 86, of West Frankfort, Illinois passed away at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale - Carbondale, Illinois.
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She was born January 16, 1927 in West Frankfort, Illinois to Jack and Lydia (Deason) Stephens.
Bernice was a loving mother and grandmother; member of the Calvary Baptist Church – West Frankfort, Illinois; member of the Women of the Moose; Democrat Precinct Committee Woman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Covilli; parents; and brother, Jack Stephens.
Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Tim) Ricci of West Frankfort; grandchildren: Chelcee (Lance) Brown; Lacee (Andrew) Breeden; great-grandchildren: Logan and Kennedi Brown; sister, Faye Pearce of West Frankfort; niece, Jama Wahl; nephew, Jackie Stephens.
Visitation will be Monday, July 1, 2013 at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m.
Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Covilli-Ricci Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home or S.I. Bank – West Frankfort, Illinois.
Online condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.
Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfurt, IL 62896
Published in Daily American News from June 27 to July 2, 2013