Graveside services for Bernice JoAnne Walker, 81 of Swainsboro, were held Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Reverend Joe Bedgood officiating. The family received friends Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Emanuel Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Bernice JoAnne Walker was born April 26, 1940 in Swainsboro to the late John Raymond Cox and Eddie Henry Cox. She worked at Crestons for more than 20 years and retired from Savannah Luggage in 2000. She loved going for walks at Harmon Park, watching her favorite tv shows, Big Brother and Survivor, and spending time with family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Walker; son, Bobby Jason Walker; and brothers, Wiley Cox, Colon Cox, and Ervin Cox.
Survivors include her sons, Danny Woods (Sharon) of Byron, Lonzie Woods of Swainsboro, and Ben Woods (Denise) of Perry; sisters, Mary Peebles of Dellwood, Bonnie Faye Hutcheson of Swainsboro, and Margie Lumpkin of Adrian; grandchildren, JoBeth Johnson (Hayward) of Millen and Chase Woods (Ellie) and Bailey Woods, both of Perry; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Chase Woods, Bailey Woods, Jimmy Peebles, Johnny Peebles, Irvin Cox, and Hayward Johnson.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.