Blessings and honor to the Lord our God for the person, life and legacy of Reba Bernard. Today, Sister Bernard (as she was fondly called) was called home into eternity to be with the Lord. Originally from New Bern NC, she was one of the three charter families of New Berean Baptist Church back in 1989. She and her predeceased husband Howard, joined along with Leroy E. Ricks Sr, his family and Harold Jackson (and family) to establish, serve in and support this new local New Testament ministry.
Reba served as one of the original ministry Trustees. Her sweet spirit and quiet personality made her attractive and a “fan favorite” church mother. She was blessing to the many people who met her. Her faithfulness and love for the Lord was always an encouragement.
She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy are her children Howard Lee and Beverly Cruz and her grandson, Julien. She was preceded in death by her sons Darryl, Tim and husband Howard, Sr.
On behalf of the Bernard family, please respect their privacy and desires as they process though this challenging time. As arrangements unfold, we will pass on the details on to you her Church family. Thank you again for your prayers for Beverly and Howard Lee.