Lena “Marie” Meeks Bernard, age 92, of Jamestown, formerly of Dunnville, Kentucky passed away at The Fair Oaks nursing facility in Jamestown. She went to be with the Lord on February 16th, 2021. Marie was born on September 18th, 1928 to the late Gloid and Alice Roberts Meeks in the Pumpkin Chapel Community of Dunnville in Casey County. She was married to the late Elmer Bernard in 1961.
Marie was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and caregiver. She loved all of her family, friends & neighbors. She was full of love, laughter, and happiness. Her main hobbies were growing beautiful flowers, gardening, and quilting.
Marie is survived by a daughter Paula Bernard Barnes ( and B.B.) of Jamestown. She raised another daughter, Lisa Emerson Day (and Jim) of Somerset. One granddaughter, Jalena Barnes Bryant (and Garrett) of Jamestown, and one great-granddaughter Jacklyn Rae Bryant. One brother, Argle Meeks (and Phyllis) of Russell Springs; followed by a host of nieces and nephews, who she loved dearly.
Along with her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Bernard; three sisters; Opal Roy (and Elsie) of Windsor, Gladys Emerson (and Elbert) of Windsor, and Beatrice Meeks, who passed away as a child; two brothers, Delmer Meeks (and Kathleen) of Dunnville, and Chester Meeks (and Lucy) of Indiana.
Funeral services are 1:00 p.m., CST, Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Thomas Ridge Church, with Bro. Mitchell Bunch and Bro. Herschel Lawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Ridge Cemetery. Funeral services may be streamed via the Thomas Ridge Church Facebook page.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, at Thomas Ridge Church, from 11:30 a.m. CST until time for funeral services.
Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings are required.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomas Ridge Church or to the Thomas Ridge Church Cemetery Fund..
Lena “Marie” Meeks Bernard’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com
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