Ocala - Bernice LeRachel Blunt Chappell, child-care provider, was born to the late Homer Blunt and Martha Coleman Blunt on September 7, 1917.
Her husband, Joseph Chappell and brothers, Homer Jr., Hugh, Walter and Monroe preceded her in death.
Bernice was a loving mother to Leslie ( Margaret), the former Barbara Newkirk, and Kenneth Rucker. Left to cherish her memory are her children; nine grands, Kaali and Tiffany Chappelle, Leonard and Yaphet Taylor, Rodney (Crystal), Ronald and Robin Newkirk, Keith Clem, and Brenda Johnson; nine great-grands; four great-great-grands; Shanta Matthews, Goddaughter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Bernice's Life will he held at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2012 at her church, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist 8750 West Hwy 326, Ocala. FL Rev. Jason Sims, Pastor.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012