Bernice Morgan • September 1, 2021

Bernice Morgan, age 98 of Cantonment, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was born in Vredenburgh, Alabama to Joseph David Walden and Myra Taylor and was one of seven children.

Bernice was a licensed practical nurse for over 30 years and was a caring and compassionate individual. At 98 years old, Bernice was proud to be the oldest living Poarch Creek Tribal Member, and she dedicated her life to her heritage.

Bernice was blessed with a wonderful God-given insight and wisdom which she used to see other people’s deepest needs. Through that wisdom, she gently encouraged and inspired many to reach beyond their fear and insecurity into becoming the person God intended. She was also known to courageously, but lovingly, apply ‘tough love’ when appropriate. Her compassion and unwavering faithfulness to the Lord and to people will live on in those blessed by her. As her sister, Bobbie, stated, Bernice “didn’t just ‘talk the talk’, she ‘walked the walk’ every day of her life!” What a testament to Jesus Christ and a joy for us!

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Myra Walden; her son, James “Shot” Morgan; her daughter, Wanda Shearer; granddaughter, Kimberly Shearer; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers.

She is survived by her son, Joe “Jody” Morgan; grandchildren, Rachel Jarett and Chad Morgan; great-grandchildren, Morgan Johnson and Courtney Taylor; and her sister, Bobbie Simons.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, September 9, 2021 beginning at 11:30AM, followed by a service at 12:30PM. Reverend Ken Griffin will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association –

  1. Cherie Greenway says:

    Bernice was such a kind and sweet person just like her daughter Wanda. She is now with Wanda and Kim in Heaven.

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