Bernice Thelma Freeman
19 April, 1929 – 5 October, 2021
Bernice Thelma Freeman, 92, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on October 5, 2021, in Bartow, Florida. She was born on April 29, 1929, in Broxton, Georgia. Bernice worked as a machine operator at Juice Bowl. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Freeman, brothers, Jesse Bullard and Terrell Bullard, and a sister Betty Mae O’Keefe. She is survived by her daughter, Terreva Pearson (John) of Lakeland, Florida, two grandchildren, Adam Pearson of Winter Haven, Florida and Holly Donovan (Robbie) of Lake Alfred, Florida, and seven great grandchildren, Bowen Donovan, Wade Donovan, Malachi Donovan, Mason Donovan all of Lake Alfred, Florida, Cheyenne Pearson, Kailey Pearson, and Natilie Pearson, all of Winter Haven, Florida. Bernice was survived by many loving nephews and nieces.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 15, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 2 p.m. Both will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale, Florida.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ottlaughlinfuneralhome.com for the Freeman family.
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Bernice Thelma Freeman
19 October 2021
Bernice is my grandmother. She was unlike any other grandmother out there. She always had time to spend with me. She was a bit spicy at times. She had true grit...it's a Southern Lady thing. She taught me so much in life. Mostly how to stand my ground when the situation was right. She wanted me to grow up to be a great woman. With all my heart I have loved her from the moment I first saw her...Day 1! She was not only my granny she was also my best friend and someone who best understood me. We meshed very well together. As I sit and think of things I would change about her.... I always come up empty handed. She is so important to me...and I know she is even more important to God. This is where I find so much comfort. I'm trying to wait patiently for my heart to heal but time isn't coming fast enough. One day I will be able to think of all the memories but right now it's one step at a time. I thank Heavenly Father for allowing me to be her granddaughter and friend.
13 October 2021
Bernice was a beautiful lady. Always friendly and a good sense of humor. She was loved ❤ and will be greatly missed.