Elizabeth "Bernice" Downs
August 24, 1932 - February 12, 2020
Elizabeth Boyd "Bernice" Downs, 87, of Chesapeake, passed away on February 12, 2020 at the Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center of Chesapeake, VA. Bernice was born in Beaufort County on August 24, 1932 to Johnnie and Sarah Ward Boyd and to this marriage was born a son. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Chesapeake. Her career in the nursing field consisted of taking care of others. She shared a home with her late son, Phillip Wayne Downs and their beloved Yorkshire Terrier.
Along with her son Bernice is preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Boyd, father, Johnnie Howard Boyd, husband, Oliver Downs, Jr., sisters, Dorothy Perry and Dorlin Mills.
Bernice is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Washington Funeral & Cremation in Washington, NC, with Rev. Tim Creel officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.