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Bernice Ernestine Curry

July 13, 1932 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 88)


About Bernice Curry.

Bernice was born in. CornerStone, Arkansas, July 13, 1932. Bernice, went home on January 6, 2021, From Madera,California. She moved to Fairmead, California with her grandparents, mother, and sister as a teenager. She met and married Edward Curry, and they raise seven children together. Charles, Nettie, Norma, James, Norman, who preceded them in death, Charlton, and Anthony. Over 30 grandchildren and Great grandchildren. Bernice was be loved by all of them.

Bernice was a loving and caring mother. The love of a family is one of life's greatest blessings.

Bernice who worked as a domestic worker and restaurant cook in helping rear her family.
Even when the family did not have, Bernice always made her children feel is that they had everything. One of the strongest emphasis that she always instilled in her children is that, you are as good as anyone is you are less than no one. 

Always hold your head high, speak, and act with confidence. She was a devoted member of Galilee Baptist church in Fairmead and be loved by the congregation for her dedication and assistance to the church. Bernice is generosity touched every member of the Fairmead community. 

Bernice devoted many years to volunteering for a wide range of non-profit organizations. Bernice was an original board member of the Madera action committee, which ultimately brought streetlights and a community water system to the Fairmead community. Bernice was also influential in bringing Fairmead Headstart program as a member of this board. Bernice was also instrumental in setting up a food distribution program for the community of Fairmead. Bernice was always an active participant in her children’s educational and social activities. 

Bernice became the first female as well as African-American Little League coach in the Chowchilla Little League program. 

As a devoted, mother to her children as well as other children in the Fairmead community. 

Bernice would open up her home on weekends so that the children would have a place to have their weekend parties. So that they would be in a safe place. Her home was always open to anyone, the door seldom locked. Neighborhood foundlings, needing a place to spend the night. 
She turned her small dwelling into a true community center.

As a loving and devoted mother, to Bernice education was first and foremost with her children. 
She did dedicated countless hours to making sure that this was accomplished.

Bernice Always enjoyed cooking for others, and the joy that it brought. From the huge family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in backyard barbecues. To the Sunday after church meals that she would help provide for the congregation. Bernice always took joy and pride in helping and providing for her family were there with her children her nieces and nephews they were all treated the same.

In life Bernice never worried about thinking that, she was not loved and appreciated by her family. Bernice always instilled in her children you’re not promised tomorrow. 

So make this day the best day that you have and not worry about the next. If you do the best that you do each day, that’s all that the Lord can ever ask of you.

Bernice had many ups and downs through her lifetime. From the loss of her grandparents. From the loss of her mother. From the loss of her sister. From the loss of her son. From the losses of her nieces and grandchildren. But she was always the pillar of strength even through her pain and sorrow‘s people could always find comfort in her. Even through every low in sorrow that she suffered through life. She always knew that a brighter day was yet to come.

Bernice’s life was about joy and inspiration. Having fun through fellowship friendship, and family. Everyone in the family found strength through Bernice is love and caring. There was never a day that Bernice saw her children, she did let them know that she love them, and they reciprocated in how much they loved her. Bernice was the strength that brought her children and family joy.

She will always be endearing in their hearts. For what she inspired them all to be and become.

Bernice would always tell her children and grandchildren, I love you more.

Services will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00 am at New Life Assembly of Madera. Graveside services will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Chowchilla Cemetery.

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