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Bernice Pringle Kershaw
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1921
Death: Sep. 13, 2013

Bernice Pringle Kershaw, 92, widow of James Kershaw, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Covenant Place nursing facility in Sumter. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Rachel Galloway Pringle.

Mrs. Kershaw was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Morris College Class of 1944. She completed further studies at the University of Indiana and earned a master's degree in education.

She began her teaching career in Jasper County and later returned to Sumter and was employed with School District 2, where she worked for 34 years, until retirement.

Mrs. Kershaw was a lifelong member of Union Missionary Baptist Church in Wedgefield and served in many capacities, including: former clerk of church for 45 years; member of the adult Sunday school; former secretary of Missionary Society and the women's club. Mrs. Kershaw also served her community as a participant of the Shepherd Center, Christian Women's Club of Sumter, National Education Association (NEA), S.C. Education Association (SCEA), Walk Your Heart Club and Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two infant siblings, Bertie and Thomas; three brothers, Johnny E. Thomas Jr. and Lewis Pringle.

Surviving are a daughter, Tommie K. Scott of Conway; a son, Ray A. (Darielle) Kershaw of Sumter; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy P. Choice of Summerton, Sarah P. Kelly of Wedgefield, Lucille P. Ashley of Dalzell and Thelma E. Pringle of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Clarence "CJ" (Bessie) Pringle of Temple Hills, Md., and Robert Ralph Pringle of Fayetteville, N.C.; and other relatives.

Funeral services: Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall St., Sumter, with the Rev. Larry C. Weston, pastor, the Rev. Delbert Singleton, officiating, and the Rev. Dr. Charles M. Pee, eulogist.

Interment: Hillside Memorial Park cemetery.
Hillside Memorial Park
Sumter County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Mary Lesesne
Record added: Sep 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117260427


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