Bernice (Sharp) Lewis

February 17, 1936 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Bernice Lewis Obituary


Bernice Sharp Lewis

February 17, 1936 - November 13, 2023


Bernice Sharp Lewis, was born February 17, 1936, in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late Fred Sharp and Earnestine Brooks Sharp.  She was one of 13 siblings.

She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Rocky Mt. Baptist Church, her home church.  She devoted years of service to the Lord at First Baptist Church Calhoun Heights in positions as Usher, Sunday School Teacher, and Finance Secretary.  Her later service to the Lord was as a member of the Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va and finally as a member of the Union Baptist Church in Pascagoula, MS where she was esteemed as being in the “80 and above club”.

Bernice was married twice and with those two unions she leaves to cherish her life three daughters, Calesta D. Smith, Lori A. Lewis Ross and Syctrilas L. Freeman. 

Bernice was an avid fisherman, and an integral part of several families lives.  She touched so many.  She was also a fisher of men spreading the gospel and the Love of God to humanity with dedicated service and biblical training, glorifying God with praise and thanksgiving.  That was her mission.

In addition to being a homemaker and mother of three daughters, she worked for various doctors which is where her love for caring for people began.  She also worked for Weyerhaeuser in Magnolia until she was no longer able.

Bernice was the last to transition from this world with her 12 siblings preceding her in death:  three who preceding her in their youth, Josephine Sharp (1918-1994), Ogie Sharp (1922-2000), Harold Sharp, Sr. (1924-2010), Naomi Fountain (1928-2006), Arthur Sharp (1929-2004), Winston Sharp, Sr. (1931-2016), Phil Sharp (1933-2001), Fred Sharp, Jr. (1937-2013), Gloria Mack (1939-1986).

In the late hours preceding her official pronouncement of November 13, 2023, at 12:25 a.m., Bernice Lewis breathed her last breath of life as she desired, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her three daughters.

Bernice’s (Momma’s, Deggie’s, BB’s) memories will forever be cherished by her children, Calesta Smith of Gautier, MS, Lori Lewis Ross (John) of Gautier, MS, and Syctrilas Freeman (Earnest) of Portsmouth, VA; three grandchildren, Alejuandros R. Williams (Shawn) of Dallas, TX, Bryan M. Littleton of Middletown, PA, Jamal D. Littleton, Virginia Beach, VA, (and their father – a special son – Bryan Littleton of Virginia Beach, VA); five great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and grand-pets.

Mrs. Lewis' Service will be held at Rocky Mount Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday November 19, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. where Pastor Robert Sharp will serve as Officiant and Eulogist.  Interment will be immediately following her service in the Rocky Mount Cemetery.  The service will be livestreamed on this website at and on the Hamilton-Davis Funeral Home Facebook page.  In the event service is lost, it will be uploaded on both sites as soon as possible.  

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November 17, 2023

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Hamilton - Davis Funeral Home Chapel
415 East First Street
Stamps, AR 71860

Celebration of Life
November 19, 2023

2:00 PM
Rocky Mount Baptist Church
8161 Columbia Road 27 S.
Magnolia, AR 71753

Video is available for this event


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