She was the daughter of the late Alonza C. Allen and Carrie Edna Osborne. Bernice earned her BA in education from Columbia Bible College in Columbia, SC. She started her teaching career working with children in an orphanage in Kentucky. She taught elementary school in New Castle County schools and Wilmington Christian School. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church for many years.
All are comforted by the knowledge that she has found her home in Heaven with the Lord and her beloved husband, Jack.
She is survived by: her daughter, Shannon Baldwin Lambert and husband, Jeffrey; sister, Betty Jane Eastridge of Landenberg; two brothers, Elmer Allen of Avondale, PA and Alonza Gray Allen of Creston; and grandson, Logan.
Funeral services will be held in Wilmington, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Bethel Baptist Church, 1217 Wilson Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 or Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Arrangements are being handled by Chandler Funeral Homes,
See their website at www.chandlerfuneralhome.com.