Bernice Gay

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Mother, Bernice Gay of Reno, Nevada.  Born on May 16, 1933 In College Park, Georgia.  She passed away on August 24, 2021 at St. Mary’s hospital at the age of 88.

She was the best Mother anyone could ever ask for.  She worked for California Pacific Medical Center for over 30 years, before she Retired.  Our Mother was the Matriarch of our family.  She always cared whole heartedly for everyone and was loved by many.

She was affectionately known by her Grandson, Alfren as Bert.  Alfren lived with his Grandmother and took excellent care of her.  We know that to be absent from this place, is to be present with the Lord.  My Mother will always be watching over us.  We will miss her dearly.  Jesus went and prepared a place for our Mother and now she is in one of God’s beautiful mansions.  We will carry on in her honor and try our best to make her proud.  We will see her again in Heaven.

Preceded in Death by her loving Mother,

Clara Jones Whatley.


Spouse – Widowed


Surviving Children –

-A loving Son and Daughter-in-law.

Ricky (Jessica) Jones of Atlanta, Georgia.

-A loving Daughter and Son-in-law.

Tanice (Danny) Parker of Reno, Nevada



-Alfren Harris

-Derrick Jones

-Roxie Fuller

-Patrick Jones


Great Grandchildren

-Derrick Jones, Jr.

-Jaylee Bow


A host of Relatives and friends.

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  • Rest in Paradise Angel ❣❣❣

  • On August 24th 2021 mom departed this life to enter the pearly gates of heaven. Mom was a beautiful woman who loved God her family and people from all walks of life. To be absent from the body is to be present with God. Rest with the angels mom.

  • Carole Duntley
    September 2, 2021 2:24 am

    Tanice, Danny, Al, and Roxie and family – Bernice was such a sweet lady and so soft spoken!! She will be missed tremendously by her family but she is watching over you all now. Rest in Peace sweet lady!

  • Rest in peace Grandma! We always remember you calling Al to get home on time before curfew.😆….you certainly made me laugh. Love you and the whole family especially my best friend Alfren! Xoxo

  • Derrick S Jones
    September 2, 2021 3:54 am

    Rest in peace to my grandmother. I wish I could have spent more time with her. I will keep the family lifted in prayer.

  • My darling Mother. I will cherish you forever and you will forever remain in my heart.

  • Bernice was just like a mother to me, loved her dearly and I will miss her, but I know she is up there in heaven watching over me with my parents. Tanice and family know that I am always here for you all.

  • Bernice will be missed dearly, but I know she is in heaven watching over us all. Love to the family

  • We will miss you Bernice

  • Bernice you will be missed and I know that you are in heaven watching over us all

  • Regina Tillery
    September 3, 2021 4:19 pm

    Oh Wow, Mama’s Obituary is🙏🙏🙏
    so beautiful, Tannice, a special angel has went back to heaven, I know for a fact how close you and mama was, she was so amazing, virtuous, stunning, Beautiful, charming and there’s so many other things that I could say? She will indeed be missed, Emale, and Esau, sends their. Condolence during your time of bereavement, we love you and please take care of yourself, that’s what mama would say! I know how you feel because I miss my mama, guess what? My mama’s birthday is May 18, 1933, 2 days apart ( smile) Sis we raised our Children together? I know you and Mama were extremely tight, thick as thieves) we Love you and your wonderful family ❤️💋

  • My sincere condolences to the family. I know it’s going to be difficult and you’re going to miss Bernice, your mom, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, but if she could have a conversation with you right now she’d tell you that she’s ok and in time, so will you be. Trust me she’ll be with you every step of the way looking over you. In time there’ll be signs, you won’t have to look for them, they’ll be there. One of the notable ones for me after my mom passed; I was in her old bedroom, I happened to walk through a simple ray of sunlight shining through the window reflecting onto the floor, at that moment I felt a feeling of peace, warmth, a calm that I had never felt before, I sensed my mom was letting me know that she was ok, thanking me for the love and care that I gave her when she needed it most, and letting me know that I’d be alright. I just believe that when someone transitions that’s not the end. Hold onto every good memory that you can think of and cherish every moment with a warm smile. Take a physical item that belonged to her and keep it close to your heart and nearby, you’ll find comfort. My prayers go out to the entire family……Rest in Heaven Bernice.

  • Tanice, to you and your family, God had need for another Angel and he chose Mother. I pray your strength in His everlasting love. Peace, love and sincere blessings for taking excellent care of your Queen Mother. ❤️

  • Her kind and beautiful reflection continues to shine brightly through everyone in her beloved family. She is always with you and may her memory be a blessing …

  • Rest in Peace Bernice as I know you are in the Lords hands now and watching over us all. To the reset of the family we all know that Bernice could not wait to get to her fathers house. I am going to miss her so much, but that I did know. Any one that know Bernice and her Love for the Lord know what I’m taking about. Bernice has been in my life since I was a little girl, and it is hard to know that she is not here with us any longer. But rest assure Bernice , we will continue on in your honor and what you stood for and make you proud, getting confirmation with the sweet images of your beautiful face and glowing smile in our minds and hearts. You showed me what a true old school down to earth, classy lady is all about and unfortunately they just don’t make them like that any more. But I am so grateful to have known you and see your phenomenal women glory, just to see and know it, first hand from a beautiful soul will always remain with me and who I am. I will love “Forever” Thank you miss Bernice for some wonderful funny years in my life. You will truly be missed.

  • We miss you all the time Grandma. I love you from the bottom of my heart ❤️


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