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Bernice Izard Ashley

Bernice I. Ashley died 02, May, 2019, at the age of 87, at The Myrtles Nursing Center after a brief illness.

She was born April 9, 1932 and raised in the Bethel Baptist Community outside of Hazlehurst, MS. with parents being the former J.T. Hardy Izard and Alma M. Izard.

She married Buford M. Ashley, Sr. and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. They lived in Columbia, MS. for the most of their lives. Bernice was a wonderful wife, and mother. She enjoyed Calvary Baptist Church, friends, fishing, flowers, camping, and many other diverse activities along with family/friends. Including a snowmobile trip and four wheeling while camping.

Mrs. Ashley worked at the former Pioneer Parachute Plant, Columbia School Cafeteria system, and as a secretary at a medical office in Hattiesburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hardy and Alma Izard, her husband Buford M. Ashley, Sr. and one son, Steven I. Ashley, two brothers Buddy and Bernell Izard, and one sister Lois L. Perkins.

Survivors include two sons: Buford M. Ashley Jr. (Melissa), of Kirtland, NM., Jeff Ashley (Karen) of Jackson; two grandchildren, McKayla and Anna Leigh Ashley, both in Jackson area, along with many nephews and nieces.

Pastor Millard Moak of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate a graveside service at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church in Hazlehurst, MS. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia.

Hathorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Final burial will be at Bethel Baptist Church outside of Hazlehurst, MS. alongside her husband and son.


Bernice Izard Ashley
April 9, 1932 - May 2, 2019





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