King, Berniece M.

Posted: Mon 5:46 PM, Dec 17, 2012
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home
Berniece M. (Lambert) King, 85, formerly of 24th St., Parkersburg,
entered into eternal life Monday, December 10, 2012. She was preceded
in death by her husband Byron; brother Jimmy; step daughter Joyce
(David) Shipman and step granddaughter Cindy Shipman; beloved
granddaughter Emily Childers; and lifelong friend Marge Fuller.

Survivors include her two daughters, Brenda (William) Stacy of
Ishpeming, MI, and Paula (Michael) Childers of Nashville, TN; step
children Eloise (Gary) Johnson of Omaha, NE, and Dwight (Peggy) King
of Spokane, WA; four grandchildren, Michael (Deidra), Stephen
(Amanda), Sarah (Jason), and Julie (Benjamin); ten step grandchildren,
Roy, Janice, Jacky, Dale, Tammy, Lawrence, Terrance, Cynthia,
Kathleen, Laura, and Sandra, many great grandchildren and lifelong
friends Marie Hill and Cleone Fansler.

Berniece was born February 26, 1927 in Upshur County, TX, the daughter
of the late John and Runnie (Fitzgerald) Lambert. She married Byron E.
King in 1948, celebrating 51 years of marriage. She grew up in Gregg
County, TX, and attended Pinetree School in Greggton, TX. She worked
as a waitress at various locations in Longview, TX. She attended
Beauty School in Philadelphia, PA, and earned her Cosmetology License
from the Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology on November 13, 1963. After
obtaining her Cosmetology License, she worked at Martha's Beauty Shop
in Philadelphia, PA. She then worked in sales and as a supervisor and
manager for The Diamond in Parkersburg, WV, from 1968 until her
retirement in 1982. She was a devout member of Stout Memorial
Methodist Church where she was a member of the Rebecca Circle and
served in the nursery for 20 years. She was also a member of the
Miriam Rebekah Lodge number 1 of the Odd Fellows where she was the
Noble Grand and Treasurer. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary
Patriot Militant (LAPM) Lodge number 6 where she was President and
Treasurer. Berniece loved dancing, bowling and reading in her spare

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from
4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, WV and
again, at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, Broad Street, on
Friday, December 21, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. The Friday
morning visitation will be followed by the funeral service at 11:00
A.M. with the Rev. Paul Russell officiating. Interment will follow at
Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Stout Memorial United Methodist Church.

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