Bernice Brown

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

JONESBORO, Ill. -- Bernice L. Brown, 90, of Jonesboro died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill.

She was born Nov. 19, 1916, at Dexter, Mo., daughter of William Claude and Lillie Jane Shipman Belcher. She and Clifford Otis "Tip" Brown were married July 3, 1935, in Ellis Grove, Ill. He died April 18, 1991.

Brown worked at the Jonesboro post office 33 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, where she taught Sunday school, Training Union, YWA's, Sunbeams, and was a member of the choir, LLL, WMU, and served on many church committees.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hileman Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery.