Bernice Elizabeth Wilkerson, 78, of Savannah, died Friday, Dec. 26.
She was born in Hardin County, daughter to the late David Pascal and Julia Griffin Harville. She was united in marriage to J.C. Wilkerson, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wilkerson was a homemaker.
She is survived by her children, James C. Wilkerson III, Betty Benson, Judy Lawson and Mary Wilkerson, all of Savannah; siblings, Barney Harville Sr. of Clifton and Gladys Bass of Georgia; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her children, David Earl Wilkerson and Patrick Allen Wilkerson; eight brothers; one sister; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday, Dec. 29, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Savannah with Carlos Hughes officiating. Burial followed in the Gillis Mills Cemetery at Hardin County.