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Mrs. Bernida Davis
June 27, 1930 - February 02, 2017
In Loving Memory of Bernida Davis
Bernida Davis was born a second child, June 27, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Eula M (Lester) and Carl Arthur Wilson. She was baptized at age 10 and was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School. Bernida’s grandfather (father’s father) George King (“G.K.”) Wilson was a minister and builder of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Bernida was married first to Edward William Clifton (deceased) and is survived by Joyce Le’Ann Clifton, her only child, who she loved dearly and grandson Andrew A Bigbee, who called Bernida “Mugga” (Ashley), and greatgrand children Andrew A Moore Bigbee, Antonia Bigbee and Amilian, Corey and Carli. She is also survived by her sister Addie M. Davis and a host of nieces and nephews. Her second marriage was to Earnest Davis (deceased). Cora and Joseph Lester (grandparents) Eula and Carl Wilson (parents) and Leonard (brother) proceeded her in death.Bernida was the “hostess with the mostess”. Bernida’s life philosophy includes “Don’t lie because it will come back to you later” and saying “I’ll try” rather than “I will” because you shouldn’t make a promise you can’t keep. If you were truthful, honest, straight up and fun loving, you were alright with “Bernida”.
Bernida’s favorite interests were gospel, blues and jazz music and started playing the piano at age 10 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and continued at New Hope Baptist Church. She loved cowboy tv programs. Bernida traveled as much as she could, some overseas, however, most of her travel was in the US to different churches playing in and being a part of their gospel programs. Bernida worked for Dr Robert and Sue Stephens at St. Vincents’ hospital.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208, with a service beginning at 10:00am. Entombment to immediately follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.