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Bernice C Paylor

April 10, 1931 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 86)

BERNICE CHRISTINE PAYLOR, born April 10, 1931 in

Baltimore, Maryland was loved and nurtured by her parents

Warren and Beatrice Harrison. On Sunday, October 8, 2017, she

answered the call of God and transitioned from earth to glory

where she will forever dwell, safe in the arms of Jesus.

Bernice was educated in the Baltimore City Public School

System. She was proud to be a graduate of the Paul Laurence

Dunbar High School.

Bernice was employed by the Rite Aid Corporation which was

formally the Reads Drugstore. She retired after working more

than 35 years. She also worked as a School Crossing Guard for

five years while her children were young. She eagerly served for

twenty years as an Election Judge because she considered it her

patriotic duty.

On April 10, 1950, Bernice was united in marriage to her

beloved William M. Paylor Jr. They celebrated fifty-nine years

of togetherness until God called William home in December of

2009. From this happy union four children were born, one of

whom, Bernard, preceded them in death.

Bernice, who accepted Christ at an early age, was baptized

by Rev. Simon Williamson at the Faith Baptist Church. As a

young person she was active in the church Sunday School and

the Baptist Young Peoples Union. As an adult, she actively

served in many ministries of the church including the Matrons,

the Family Life Committee and the Senior Missionaries. But

the greatest joy of her church life was singing God’s praises as

a member of the Simon Williamson Memorial Choir and the

Women’s Chorus. She remained an active, faithful member

of Faith until November of 2012 when her health began to

decline and she was no longer able to attend church.

 Service Information

October 19, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 E. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

October 20, 2017

10:00 AM
Faith Baptist Church
833 N. Bond St.
Baltimore, MD 21205

Funeral Service
October 20, 2017

10:30 AM
Faith Baptist Church
833 N. Bond St.
Baltimore, MD 21205

Interment following funeral service
October 20, 2017

Maryland National Memorial Park
133000 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD 20707

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