Bernice Jewell Davis Cockman 96, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Robbins First Baptist Church, where she was a member, conducted by the Reverend Danny Meetze. The family will receive friends following the service.
Bernice was born in Montgomery County, into a large family. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. Bernice is remembered for being an encourager, resourceful and creative person. She used her talents in sewing, crochet, and cooking. Her biscuits won a 4 H award. Bernice had a “green thumb” and could grow anything in her garden. She enjoyed family history and liked to keep up with genealogy. Bernice was a member of the Harris Day Circle at her church, enjoying all their activities. She was a daughter of the late Alsey and Daphne Sheffield Davis and was preceded in death by her husband: William Fletcher Cockman; son: Larry Cockman; siblings: Jimmy Davis, Frances Davis, Miriam Davis, Foster Davis, Alton Davis, Elva Davis Osborne, Dossie Davis, Emery Davis, Harold Davis.
Bernice is survived by daughters: Ruby Jones, Emily Hazelwood and husband Wayne; grandchildren: Molly Upchurch and husband Brad, Stacy Boxell and husband Kevin; great-grandchildren: Kyndall, Carter, Leona; sister: Rachel Brewer, sisters in law: Martha Davis, Emily Davis; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to Robbins First Baptist Church, 651 E Hemp Street, Robbins, NC 27325.
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Cockman family.
Mrs. Cockman’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.