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 Teresa Kathleen “Tessi” <I>McCoy</I> Bernard

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Teresa Kathleen “Tessi” McCoy Bernard

  • Birth 21 Jun 1961 Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 23 Apr 2010 Mikado, Alcona County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 54795159

Teresa, "Tessi the Dockbabe" was born in Burbank California on June 21, 1961 to Calvin & Emily (Elledge) McCoy Jr. She married Dennis Paul Bernard on April 5, 1998, and they moved to Mikado, Michigan.

Teresa was an avid bowler, a member of the Barton City Eagles Aerie #4141 Auxiliary, and a member of the American Legion of Mikado Auxiliary. She enjoyed her work as a DNR Boat launch security Guard.

She was a fan of jigsaw puzzles and a photographer willing to stop and take pictures that represented all that was good about where she lived, worked and played - fresh new snow, birds, sunsets, critters near the house, etc. She also enjoyed trips to story time at the library, to the sand beach, playing in her garden, efforts to make a driftwood garden, and generally exploring around the homeplace. She was especially good about interacting with people, an attribute that was instantly recognized by all she came in contact with.

Teresa was an avid genealogist and a good researcher. She was extremely helpful to others, especially the newbies.

She and her husband, Dennis, and two daughters, Teresa M. and Amanda R. M., were tragically the victims of a house fire on April 23, 2010.

Teresa is survived by her mother; a daughter, Michelle McMillian; and two sisters, Patricia (Kevin) Baldwin and Jody Lynn Best; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial for the Bernard family was held May 4, 2010, at Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln, Michigan, with Rev. Tedd Galloway officiating.

Memorials in the family's name have been suggested for the family, the Fire and EMS at Mikado, or the contributor's local Fire/Rescue/EMS services.


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  • Added: 11 Jul 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Teresa Kathleen “Tessi” McCoy Bernard (21 Jun 1961–23 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54795159, ; Maintained by Del Huggins (contributor 46823179) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.