The Family of  Bernice F. Garland

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Bernice F. Garland of Charlottesville, Virginia died January 9, 2014 at Hospice of the Piedmont. She was born on April 9, 1931 in Schuyler, Virginia the daughter of the late Arthur and Naomi Mayo Morrison. She was preceded in death by son Clarence Garland Jr; sisters Alice Agee and Virginia Frooks of Baltimore and Stella Nichols of Boston; brothers Charles Morrison of New York and Arthur Morrison of Baltimore.

She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in 1948 and a retiree of UVA Medical Center. As a faithful and dedicated member of Pilgrim Baptist Church, she fulfilled her services to the Lord. She enjoyed activities at Mary Williams Senior Center, reading, traveling and being amongst family, friends and loved ones.

She was survived by her children Vivian Webster-Swift and Charles Garland of Charlottesville Virginia and Theresa Garland of Los Angeles; sisters Hazel Scretchins of Los Angeles, Elizabeth Smith of New York, twin sister Louise Taylor and Josephine Morrison of Charlottesville; grandchildren Myra Anderson of Charlottesville, Erica Webster of Upper Marlboro, Tameka Barbour and Charles Barbour of Staunton Virginia; and 7 great grand children.

Special thanks to long time friend Fred Thompson and the dedicated staff of the UVA Coronary Care unit and Hospice of the Piedmont.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Pilgrim Baptist Church 211 Albemarle St. with Reverend Mark Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

The Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at J. F. Bell Funeral Home, Charlottesville.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.