Bernice Elizabeth Hankins

December 13, 1926March 14, 2018

Bernice Elizabeth Reynolds Hankins, 91, of Martinsville passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. She was born in Martinsville, VA on December 13, 1926 to Allan Luther Reynolds and Martha Susan Minter Reynolds Norman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenwood E. Hankins; step-father, Doc M. Norman; brother, James Curtis Reynolds and an infant twin sister.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Henderson (Ronnie) of Martinsville and Jane Bradshaw (John) of Reston; son, Alan C. Hankins (Lori) of Richmond; grandsons, Karl Sharp of Martinsville, Jeffrey Sharp of Washington, Michael Hankins (Ashleigh) of Richmond; granddaughter, Renee Hankins of Richmond; great granddaughters, Natalia Sharp of Martinsville and Harper Hankins of Richmond.

Mrs. Hankins graduated from Martinsville High School, was a member of Broad Street Christian Church and resided at Blue Ridge Manor in Martinsville, VA.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery and will be officiated by Reverend Mark Parkinson.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire staff of Blue Ridge Manor and Mountain Valley Hospice and to the members of Broad Street Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Broad Street Christian Church, 106 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA To express condolences online, please visit


  • Broad Street Christian Church


  • Graveside Service Friday, March 16, 2018

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Seymour Allen

March 15, 2018

Susan, Alan, Jane and families:

Anna and I are so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. She was such a sweet and kind lady. We are thinking of all of you during this time.