Bernell (Jennings) Craig

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LANCASTER – Mrs. Bernell Jennings Craig, 90, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.
She was born June 25, 1928, in Caroleen, N.C., the daughter of the late Eddie "Ed" Jennings and Nellie Goode Jennings. She was the wife of the late Carl Frances Craig Sr.
Mrs. Craig enjoyed working in her flowerbeds, being outdoors, crocheting and baking, and was famous for her seven-layer chocolate cake. She and two close friends, Sylvia Timmons and Alice Shaver, loved to travel together. Mrs. Craig was a faithful and active member of Second Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school and pre-school classes, was a member of the choir and the senior adult group, visited the shut-ins and those in the hospital, and was a powerful prayer warrior.
Mrs. Craig is survived by her son, Rick Craig and his wife, Frankie; two daughters, Karen Starnes and her husband, Mickey, and Libby Kirkley and her husband, Richard; five grandchildren, Brian Craig (Wendy), the Rev. Kevin Craig (Sarah), Jamie Starnes (Michelle), Daniel Kirkley and Dustin Kirkley (Erin); 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Garlan Jennings; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Craig was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl Craig Sr.; and two brothers, David Jennings and Billy Joe Jennings.
The celebration of life service for Mrs. Craig will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Second Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Brian Saxon. Entombment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the church and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund or Global Harvest, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.
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Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family of Mrs. Craig.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Sept. 19, 2018