Bernice J. Blanchard
Bernice J. Blanchard, 89, born on September 20, 1923 to Everett C. and Chloe Penny Jones. Bernice graduated from Fuquay-Varina High School prior to her marriage to Roger C. Blanchard on July 2, 1949. Bernice was a beautician in the cosmetology industry until her retirement in 1990. The Lord called Bernice home on May 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger C. Blanchard Sr. of 62 years; five sisters, Naomi Peoples of Winston-Salem, Elsie Hoggard of Norfolk, Va, Grace Martin of Fuquay-Varina, Dolly Rhodes of Fuquay-Varina, and Joyce Jones of Laurel, MD; five brothers, Buddy of Wilmington, Wilbur of Fuquay-Varina, Everett Phenton of Fuquay-Varina, Mal of Suffolk, VA, and Tommy of Goldsboro. Bernice, previously of Vero Beach, FL, is survived by her son, Roger C. Blanchard Jr. and wife Linda of New Hope, PA; granchildren, Roger C. Blanchard III and wife Margaret of Oxford, NC, Francis Blanchard Higgs and husband Phil of Manasses, VA; five great grandchildren, Jordan, Cameron, and Tyler Blanchard, Hannah and Hallie Higgs; brother, Charles Jones and wife Louise of Raleigh; sister-in-laws, Janie of Goldsboro, Catherine Gilchrist, and Carolyn Blanchard of Fuquay-Varina. Visitation will be Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Williford Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina. Funeral service will be held in the Williford Funeral Home Chapel immediately following visitation. The family requests donations to the Hospice of Harnett County: 111A North Ellis Ave. Dunn, NC 28334 in lieu of flowers.