Bernice J. Quillian

February 13, 1957January 6, 2021
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Bernice Joyce Quillian, born February 13, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia to Ms. Vivian Quillian.

Bernice graduated from Douglas High School, class of 1975. She attended Job Corps after High School, and graduated with a certificate in Food Service. In her early adulthood Bernice began working at Kmart as a cashier. She retired after 25 years of service.

Bernice was a quiet self-reliant woman. She appreciated loyalty, respect and trust. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends. Bernice was excited about living. She loved to go thrift store shopping, dining out, looking at new real estate properties, spending time with her sisters and friends. She was really crafty in bringing old things back to life.

Bernice found her unconditional love in life from her pets over the years. She would often say "they will be there when no one else would". Her dogs were her life. She loved her loyal companions as much as ever.

Bernice was preceded in death by her mother Vivian Quillian, brother Dennis Quillian and, sister Deborah Hayes. She leaves to cherish her memories two sisters, Carolyn (Richard) Smith of Atlanta, Georgia; and Denise (Lance) Brice of Greenville, South Carolina; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Bernice will be remembered by her family and friends as a self-driven, independent, observant and funny in her own way.


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    Saturday, January 23, 2021


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Shirley Holmes

January 24, 2021

I am so sorry and I am sending my condolences to the family,

Pattina C Fulton

January 23, 2021

Ms.Bernice Will Truly Be Missed,I Pray 🙏 That Her Family &Honey ,Be Blessed&May She RIHEAVEN, God Bless Her&Family

Pattina C Fulton

January 23, 2021

MsBernice Was Ms.Bernice She Would Always Wave&Speak And Say ,I Hope You Feel Better,She,s Deeply Missed,Miss Seeing Her Sitting On Porch,All Time She Had Stuff Going On ,You Would Never Know, I Pray 🙏 😔 ❤ 😢 😞 She RIHEAVEN, May Continue To Bless &Keep Her Family&🍯 Honey.

Annie Hall

January 23, 2021

My condolences to the family, may Gods grace be sufficient for you all during this time of celebration of life for Bernice. A kind and generous person, she is truly missed.

Mary Singleton

January 22, 2021

My condolences to the family of Bernice. I have known her for many years and we would reach out to each other by telephone frequently. The last time I spoke with her was several hours before her niece came over to get her on the night before she passed. I will really miss our phone conversations with each of us giving advice to one another. Bernice was a dear friend and I know that she is in a better place now.

Robert Miller

January 22, 2021

To Bernice's family, we were saddened to hear of Bernice's passing. We pray that God's love will strengthen, comfort and keep you during this difficult time.
Robert and Johnnie Miller

Virginia Reynolds

January 22, 2021

Will miss you, Bernice, my dear friend. Sleep in peach until we meet again. Virginia Reynolds.

Barbara Lattimore

January 21, 2021

Sorry to hear of her passing condolences to the family. You will truly be missed. R.I.P my friend.

Love you

Gwendolyn Hatcher

January 20, 2021

I will miss MS. Bernice, never in a million would I have believed on Monday night January 4, 2021 would be our last conversation and laughter.
I know Honey is wondering when will you be home. As MS Bernice said She named her DOG Honey so when she get home she could say " Honey I am home".
Rest in Peace don't have to move or fine someone to live with you
You're Home with someone to Listen , CARE and Love YOU.
Your Friend Gwen A Cancer Survivor

Sandra Ingram

January 18, 2021

l had the pleasure of being Bernice mail lady when she resided at the high-rise on mrytle drive. When I would come to make my mail delivery, Bernice would come to the entryway to the mail room and keep me company. Bernice knew exactly when I would be arriving to service the boxes. Bernice blocked the mail room door for me, by parking her walker directly in front of the door, so no one could come inside and harass me about retrieving the mail from the boxes, until I completed each address....from that point we became friends. Bernice became my guardian angel 😇 💖. After I biddied off the route and delivered in another location in the Cascade zone ,
we continued to communicate more and more. Bernice always gave me sound advice ( keep people out of your business and out of your house). I will truly miss you Bernice, so SIP until we meet again! Your friend "Shug".