Bernice Thelma Freeman

April 19, 1929October 5, 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.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021


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Lil Fields

October 13, 2021

Bernice was a beautiful lady. Always friendly and a good sense of humor. She was loved ❤ and will be greatly missed.