Berniece “Bea” Griffith, 96, of Oakland City, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Good Samaritan Home and Rehabilitative Center in Oakland City. She was born in Monroe City to parents, Emerson Blake “Pete” Cockerham and Ora (Biggs) Cockerham. She worked at Potter and Brumfield until retirement and was a past member 1st Christian Church. She made ceramic and porcelain dolls from scratch and enjoyed giving doll making lessons. She was a member of the Southern Indiana Whittling Club and the Doll Makers Club. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Bea is survived by her 4 daughters, Loretta Hartley of Washington, Carla Gibbs of Oakland City, Judy Helsley of Oakland City, and Sue Cook of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchilren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren, with 2 on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Griffith; 4 grandchildren; step-daughter, Ruth Woods; and siblings, Hazel, Pauline, Winnie, June, and Rose.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 18, 2019 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, Indiana with Brother Harley Nickless officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Campbelltown. A visitation will be held at 11:00 am until service time, 1:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association and to the Feed My Sheep located at 601 W Oak St, Washington, IN 47501. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed or you may light a candle in memory of Berniece on-line at www.corncolvinfuneralhome.com The Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Griffith family.
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