|Bernice Burnette Myers
31 May 1923 - 18 January 2007
Bunc Co NC Bunc Co NC
"Weaverville – Bernice Burnette Myers, 83, of 104 Locust Grove Road, passed
away at her home on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, after an extended illness.
"Mrs. Myers was born May 31, 1923, in Buncombe County, where she had lived all
of her life. She was employed for 20 years at Brooks-Howell Nursing Home and
was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church.
"Bernice was the daughter of the late John Coleman and Lillie LoueBurge
Sheppard Burnette. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years,
William Arthur Billy Myers Jr., who died in 2002; and her sisters, Bell, Addie, Mary,
Jessie, Harriett, Essie and Serena; and brothers, J.C. and Kelly.
"Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn Myers Shook and husband, James, and
Patricia Thomas and husband, Dale, and son, Ronnie Myers, all of Weaverville;
brothers, Luther Burnette of Weaverville and Cecil Burnette of Burnsville; four grandchildren, Shane and wife, Kelly, Seth
and Amanda, Lisa and husband, David, and Tony; and five greatgrandchildren, Tabitha and husband, Billy, Dustin, Lukas,
Lillian and Miranda.
"The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville,
with the Revs. Hayes Carver and Joe Tomberlin officiating.
"Burial will be in Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
"The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the residence.
"The family would like to express a special thank-you to Mary Frances Marshbanks for her love and care, to her beloved
niece, Faye Deaver, for her love and visits, and to the staff of Mountain Area Hospice.
"Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider
CarePartners Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813."
Published: 2007-01-19, Asheville Citizen-Times.com.