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Bernice Worthy

December 22, 1941 ~ February 20, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

Bernice Worthy was born in Americus, Georgia on December 22, 1941 to the late Bertha Mae and Roscoe Worthy. She was the fifth child born from this union. Sadly, on February 20, 2021, she was called home and became our "Guardian Angel."

Bernice grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and was educated through the Pittsburgh Public School System. In her teen years, she attended Oliver High School for her studies. She began her career working at Benkovitz Seafood Company. Her love for food continued to grow, as she maintained the head cook position at Allegheny Valley School for Exceptional Children for several years. After leaving AVS, she held a cleaning position with ABS Cleaning Company. Once retired, Bernice took on a volunteer position with the Arch Court Apartments, as a senior companion. She would fix breakfast and coffee for the residents to enjoy, as they socialized and hung out. They looked forward to this time, as she did. Bernice had such a loving and giving heart. She was always willing to help care for and serve others. 

Bernice will truly be missed! She was a "pillar" in the community and became a mother, aunt, sister, grandmother, and friend to many. She was so full of life! Her generosity, and kindness were truly a cut above the rest. You could find her holding some serious card games or passing time at the local casino. Let's not forget she LOVED to shop and spend time with her loved ones. Her love for family and friends was displayed through the delicious recipes she would prepare for every family gathering or Sunday dinner.

Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha Mae and Roscoe Worthy; siblings Molliva "Mollie" West, Annie "Kate" Whitehead, Doris "Ruth" Shank, and Mary Worthy, along with her beloved daughter, Crystal Worthy. Bernice is survived by her life partner, Frank James Smith; her five children, Belinda, Phillip, Reginald, Catrina, and Ebony "Nikki"; her beloved brother Walter Worthy; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildre; 1 great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews; best friends, Jean Lee and Donna Evans; and a host of other friends who loved her. 

Bernice loved and cherished all who crossed her path and will truly be missed!

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