Bernardette Elaine Hearns

August 11, 1969November 28, 2019

Mrs. Bernardette Elaine Hearns was born August 11, 1969 in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Ronald James Jordan and Carolyn Finch Hatcher. She graduated from Ensley High School in 1987 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Samford University in 1993. She was united in holy matrimony to Clarence S. Hearns, Jr. on September 22, 1990. This union was blessed with two beautiful children, Kadri Alexander Hearns and Kira Elise Hearns.

She served many years as a Program Manager Global Solutions, Acquisitions and Integrations. She had a way of connecting with people and touching many lives.

She confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama under Rev. Dr. W.M. Norwood. She was a faithful member of the youth choir, deaconess, a member of the Willing Workers Usher Board and Youth Department Supervisor before relocation. Since being in the Atlanta area, Bernardette has continued to be involved in her church. She was a faithful member of the Eastgate Church and involved in several ministries as a leader on the Hospitality Team and Women’s Ministry Team. She is a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, African American Network and received several awards, honors and special achievements as a Project Management Professional.

Bernardette had a great personality that was energetic and generous. She had a great smile that would light up a room whenever she was in the company of her loved ones and friends. She was a great wife, a fantastic mother who loved her family. Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her loving husband:, Clarence Jr.; two beautiful children Kadri Alexander and Kira Elise, her mother Ms. Carolyn Finch Hatcher, Aunt Ms. Gwendolyn Finch, Uncle Samuel L Finch, Sr. (Velma), Sister-in-Law Marilyn Hearns Henderson, Brother-in-Law Jeffery D. Hearns, Sr. (Deborah), Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a host of family, relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to be made to: Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation; 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 1100; Atlanta, Georgia 30342 or donations can be made online at:


6 December


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Roswell Funeral Home

950 Mansell Road
Roswell, GA 30076

6 December

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Roswell Funeral Home Chapel

950 Mansell Road
Roswell, Georgia 30076

7 December

Graveside Service

12:00 pm

Highland Memorial Gardens

3115 18th Avenvue N
Bessemer, AL 35020


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Adrienne Peek

December 6, 2019

When I think of Bernardette, the first word I think of is Sister. I worked with her for several years, but it never felt like "just" a working relationship. As I listened to the comments and memories at the service today, it was apparent that she was a Sister to so many others in every facet of her life. Bernardette is - not was - a role model. Full of life, love, and positive energy. I already miss seeing her smiling face, hearing her sharp and wisdom-filled comments. I leave you with a few scriptures that have brought me comfort during times like this:

2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 - Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

John 5: 28, 29 - Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

Bernardette's legacy is full of "good things." I look forward to seeing her again during the resurrection, in perfect health and with all of that bubbly personality we have all come to know and love!

Regina Haas

December 6, 2019

My dearest condolences. Bernadette made an impact on everyone she met. She was the chair for LexisNexis Women Connected when I started with the company and was a such a force for empowerment. Whether I saw her in the hallway or at the gym, I loved to see her smile and get her advice. She will be very missed and wonderfully celebrated.

Jean Hassler

December 5, 2019

I am thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. Praying for all of you in these coming days and months.

Harolyn Watts

December 4, 2019

Clarence and the entire Family,

While words cannot adequately express my feelings at this time my prayers alone must speak for me. In Jesus' holy name I trust that your family will receive our prayers and be blessed with peace and wisdom beyond all understanding. Let there be no doubt that Bernadette will be cherished forever and her beautiful legacy will be endless.


Charlaine Chandler - Weeks

December 4, 2019

Carolyn and Family, may God’s promise of eternal life be a comfort to you all in the loss of your loved one. Praying for all of you!

Josetta Greene

December 4, 2019

Clarence, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Laura Weinreb

December 3, 2019

My deepest condolences Clarence. I'm praying for you and your beautiful family that you find strength and peace in this most difficult time.

Ashleigh Beale

December 3, 2019

Thinking of you and your family, Clarence, during this difficult time. Praying for strength and peace. Love, The Beale Family

Ben Saunders

December 3, 2019

Bernardette was my friend and my mentor. She would light up any room she entered. Her laugh was contagious. She had a way of bringing people together that can not be taught. I am a better person for having known Bernardette and the world is a better place. Her spirit will live on through her family and all of those whose lives she touched. My thoughts are with Clarence, Kadri, Kira and the rest of the family. I can see Bernardette now riding off into the sunset on her motorcycle leaving a trail of laughter and love behind her for all of us. We love you Bernardette.

Phil Morrow

December 3, 2019

Clarence, my deepest and heartfelt sympathy for you and your children in the loss of Bernadette. May God provide comfort and peace in this time.