Bernice Lewis Locke

April 19, 1927 ~ April 14, 2019 (age 91)


Bernice Lewis Locke, age 91, formerly of Wilmington, DE died Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Greenfield Senior Living, Strasburg, VA.

Bernice was the daughter of the late Eva (Twig) and Reubin Lewis and graduated from Claymont High School in 1945.  Bernice was a homemaker before moving to Virginia.

Bernice’s husband of almost 70 years, Harry D. Locke, Sr. died August, 2017.   She is survived by her son, Harry Daniel “Dan” Locke, Jr. and wife Deanna of Strasburg, VA; granddaughters, Rachel Mattes and husband Danny of Dover, DE; Rebecca Dillman and husband Dalton of Strasburg, VA; great-grandson Tyler Jameson Mattes.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Lewis.  

A viewing will be held from 11:00 -11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019 at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE followed by a service to begin at 11:30 a.m.  Burial will be held in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA officiated by Reverend Bo Matthews. 

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions in Bernice’s name to Emmanuel Church at Fishers Hill, P.O. Box 45, Fishers Hill, VA 22626.  

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Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Locke. 

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