Bernice H. Connelly PDF Print E-mail

Bernice Hawkins Connelly, 95, of Prosperity, widow of C. Eldred Connelly, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at White Oak Manor.

Born on September 20, 1922, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Colin Ray Hawkins, Sr. and Artie Taylor Hawkins. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Adult # 2 Sunday School Class and New Horizons. Mrs. Connelly was retired from Prosperity Manufacturing.

She is survived by a son, Keith E. Connelly of Newberry; a brother, Colin Ray Hawkins, Jr. of Columbia; a granddaughter, Rachel Connelly of Prosperity and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Caughman. She was predeceased by siblings, Reubin Hawkins, Majel H. Wicker and Mertie H. Connelly.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018 St. Luke's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jason Schafer. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127

Active pallbearers will be Mitchell Connelly, Timothy Connelly, Curtis Wicker, Ronnie Wicker, Donnie Hawkins and Wyman Hawkins.

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#10 Eugene Burrus 2018-04-14 21:52
Keith, I will be uplifting you and your family in the coming days. Your mother has finished the race.
#9 Maria Butler 2018-04-14 14:30
Keith I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family.
#8 Alfred Dominick 2018-04-13 07:31
Keith and Rachel sorry to hear of Mrs. Bernice passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Alfred Dominick
#7 Frederick Nikonchuk 2018-04-13 05:36
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my father. The pain of losing a loved one is a pain that seemingly never goes away. However, the pain can lessen when we think of what God has promised to do for us.
At 2 Cor 1:3,4 the Bible states: "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
What comfort does he provide us? First of all, at 1 Cor 15:26 it says: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." So God views death as an enemy and will eventually remove death.
Secondly, Jesus gave us hope when at John 11:25 he said: "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" So there is a chance to see our loved ones again under better conditions.
This comfort from the Bible has helped me in dealing with the loss of my father and I hope it will help your family to some degree with your loss.
#6 Kimbalee Baker 2018-04-12 23:36
I enjoyed working with her she would always brighten my day. She was so nice to me and when I come to work she would just smile. I would give her the biggest hug everyday. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm really gonna miss her.
#5 Sheriff Lee Foster 2018-04-12 20:43
We are very sorry of the passing of Mrs. Connelly. She was a very nice lady that always spoke kindly. Please accept our condolences. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia and Jennylee
#4 Ethel Baxter 2018-04-12 14:21
Mr. Keith, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was very special to me and the rest of the White Oak staff. We will truly miss her. God bless you and your family.
#3 ronnie wicker 2018-04-12 09:57
Keith and Ray and Rachel, We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Bernice. She was a sweet lady.Always full of laughs.She will be truly missed. Our prayers are with through these difficult times. With love Ronnie And Carolyn Wicker
#2 JoAnn A Bedenbaugh 2018-04-12 06:52
We are sorry for your loss. May you find from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept our sincere condolences. Larry and JoAnn Bedenbaugh
#1 Sandra Goodman 2018-04-11 19:12
Dear Keith and family,
Our hearts are broken over the loss of your precious Mother. She was a very special lady and a wonderful roommate for Mama. We will miss her sweet smile and her loving ways. We were very blessed to have known and loved her. Please know that you all are in our prayers. With love,
Sandra & Mike Goodman & family