Bernice Chapman Mitchell, 91, entered glory on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at her home in Keswick. Born on February 28, 1930, the eldest daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Dickerson Chapman, she was a faithful, lifelong member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Keswick where she served in numerous leadership capacities. She was Past President of the Women’s Auxiliary, Piedmont District Baptist Association; member of the Ministers, Deacons and Layman’s Union; Deacon and Deaconess Council; VA Baptist State Convention; Habitat for Humanity; Red Hat Ladies, East Rivanna Fire Department Women’s Aux.; and Past Worthy Matron of the Monticello Chapter No. 43, Order of Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliate.
Bernice was predeceased by her beloved husband, Kenneth Brown Mitchell; parents and siblings: Rudolph, Lawrence, James and Earnly Chapman, Gertrude Jones and Alice Arnette. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Colette (Cecil) Thompson and Carolyn (Michael) Dillard; four grandchildren, Ryan Thompson, Kimberly (Le’Tron) Hall, Alexandra and Kenneth Dillard; sister, Alberta Mahanes; godchildren, Kenniece Brown and Ramona Chapman; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to D. D. Watson Mortician, Inc, 117 West Street in Louisa with a walk thru viewing at the funeral home on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Family and friends night will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Homegoing service at the funeral home on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Kelvin Hawkins, officiant; Rev. Carolyn Dillard, eulogist. Public viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at Zion Hill Baptist Church at 802 Zion Hill Road in Keswick.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ddwatsonlouisa.com.