OBITUARY

Bernadine Jean Jones

December 19, 1948December 22, 2018

Bernadine Jean Jones age, 70 of Albion passed away in her home surrounded in love by her family and hospice on Saturday, December 22, 2018. She was born December 19, 1948 in Jackson the daughter of Irvin and Dorothy (Pennington) Smith. She married Bradley Jones February of 1992 in Albion and he survives.

Bernadine was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker who was proud to keep a clean home for her family and was always striving to make her home a welcoming place to gather. She loved cooking for her family and loved having them over. She also enjoyed gardening for both flowers and vegetables.

In addition to her loving husband Bradley of almost 47 years together, she also leaves to cherish her memory 4 children: Arthur Lennox of Albion, JoEllen Rance of Albion, Brenda Lennox of Jackson, Larry (Ramona) Smith of Albion, 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sisters: Elaine Weed, Shirley (Marshal) Dotson and Mary Downard. Bernadine was preceded in death by both parents, daughter, MaryAnn Smith, son, John Smith, sister, Peggy Bott and brother, Tom Smith.

Per Bernadine’s wishes, cremation has taken place and her family will celebrate her life with a Memorial Service at Maple Grove Apartments (1041 Maple St., Albion) on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd funeral Home, Albion.

Memorial contributions to honor Bernadine may be made to the American Cancer Society.

To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, December 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Brianna Smith

January 9, 2019

I'm sorry grandma... I wanted to show you my daughter more than anything. But I let my fear of running into a certain someone keep me from you. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to your funeral... I don't have many memories of you since I met you late and left early. But it hurts so much to know I missed my chance to see you again... I do love you grandma. I've only ever cried for one other person who has passed. I regret not visiting you. Goodbye grandma...

TASHA DOWNARD

December 27, 2018

I REMEMBER WHEN YOU SHOWED US GIRLS THAT THROWING A METAL HANGER IN THE FIRE WOULD CHANGE THE COLOR OF IT....WE THOUGHT THAT WAS THE BEST THING EVER. I HAVE SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF BEING AT YOUR HOUSE. I AM SAD I DIDN'T GET TO SAY GOODBYE, BUT NOW IT'S SEE YOU LATER.....ALL MY MEMORIES ARE HAPPY AND I AM SURE THAT IS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT IT TO BE. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU....REST IN PARADISE AUNT BERNIE

Liz Mulkey-Loomis

December 26, 2018

So many memories I don't know where to start. You were a bridesmaid for me when I got married, my support system when I got divorced, a grandmother to my children, a mom to me when mine died, a shoulder to cry on, a best friend to hang out with, a guidance counselor when we needed you (which was a lot during our teenage years). So many wonderful memories from the year we met, 1985 I think. You were loved by many and will never be forgotten.

Ashley Jones

December 25, 2018

Im going to miss you so much mom, even though you were my grandma you we're the only mother ive ever known. im going too miss calling you daily or every other day till we had nothing left to talk about. ill miss helping with dinner. making homeade pizza, bread, or making cookies with Jasmine. I will miss you voice and your hugs. i will miss the advice when i need it the most. i have alot of fond memories and i will never forget them. now you are my angel instead of me being yours. i love you so much mom, i know your in peace now. You were an amazing women and i will try my best to keep your loving, caring. Legacy alive. I Love You mom, you will be missed dearly.

Susan Tatum

December 24, 2018

Aunt Bernie you were like a second mom to me you loved yo show me your garden and let me help you tend it. You always called me your baby girl always had a hug and kiss for me. The first stop in and last stop out was at your place always loved coming over and seeing you smile. I will miss you and your smile and hugs. Give mom a hug for me tell her I love her.

Tammie Downard

December 24, 2018

I have so many memories of you, it is truly hard to choose one to share. I can remember when you lived on Litle Rd and we would gather eggs from the chicken coop, or how we would swing on the rope in the barn onto the loft and build forts out of the straw bales. How at times you would dress us girls up in matching clothes and we went out to eat and our first time watching Jaws at the Drive-In on Michigan Ave in Jackson, or how we loved to play that old piano you had. you were such an amazing person and so talented and funny. I wish I would have come to see you before you passed on but you have filled me with so many wonderful memories that I could never forget you. Love you forever. May you spread your beautiful wings far and wide as you soar high above the heavens.

FROM THE FAMILY