Bernice Lowe “Love” Harvey

Published 12:41 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Bernice Lowe “Love” Harvey was called home Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Franklinton.

Born Aug. 11, 1933, she was a very giving and compassionate person who possessed and shared an abundance of wisdom and advice using the Bible as her guide. At home, “Love,” as she was affectionately called, had a passion for gardening. She tilled the soil and everything she planted flourished. Some of her crops included greens, peas, okra, tomatoes, peanuts, potatoes and many, many other wonderful vegetables. She had enough to share with family, neighbors and friends. In her employment Bernice served honorably.

She leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Vernell Burkhalter; three sons, Edward Charles (Sandra) Harvey, Bobby E. (Jacqueline) Harvey and Reginald Stephon (Alesia) Harvey; four daughters, Mamie (Rev. Wilbert Jr.) Tross, Betty (Lonnie) McKay, Tina (Roy) Hilliman and Sheila Harvey Jones; 11 grandchildren, LaSheil (Levanti) Magee, Lakesha (Job) Williams, Tyrone Brumfield, Desireé Harvey, Brianna Amacker, Jenisia Anderson, Howard McDowell, Brandon Harvey, Devin, Jarrett, Janeé and India Shaw, and Elijah, Alexis and Daniel Jones; six great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Bernice (Rev. Willie) Ward, Charlene Dillon and Annie Harvey; and two brothers-in-law, James (Ann) Harvey and A.C. Harvey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Mamie Lowe; her husband, Charles Harvey; one daughter, Jeanette Shaw; five sisters, Ozzie Mae (Dump), Octavia, Mae Ella, Vera Lee and Hearlie Mae; and two brothers, Willie J. and “Z.B.”

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 20 At Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton from 2-7 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at noon on Friday at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Mallery Callahan, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Sweet Rest Cemetery.

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