(89) of Johnstown went home to be with our Lord June 13, 2019. Born September 7, 1929 daughter of Thomas and Eva lee (Anthony) Williams. Preceded in death by parents and husband Paul Simms, Sr., brother Ernest Lee Williams and cousin Grace Anthony Jenkins. Survived by her sons Rev. Maurice Williams (Sandra) and Paul Simms, Jr. (Susan), sister Elizabeth “Betty” Jones, brother Earl D. Williams, beloved cousins Joan Marie (Anthony) Davis and Robert Donald Anthony and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Bernice was a member of Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church for over 77 years where she served in the church choir and as the Sunday School Secretary for many years. She was a lifelong resident of Franklin Borough, a former employee of Bestform and the Penn Furniture Co., she served for many years on the Franklin Borough Board of Elections. She also was a talented ceramics maker taking classes at the Franklin Borough Fire Hall for many years. Family and friends will be received from 5 – 8 PM Friday and are invited to attend her Homegoing Service at 11 AM Saturday at Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, Committal Grandview Cemetery. Moskal-Reid Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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