Bernice Cole

Bernice Cole


Bernice  Margaret Dyer Cole, 83, of Point Harbor, died Friday, September 20, 2013, in her residence. Mrs. Cole was born in Washington, DC and retired from WSSC as a mechanical shop manager. She was a member of Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church.

She was predeceased by her parents James Martin and Margaret Jeanette Cooksey Dyer and her husbands Rudolph Kyano and John Cole.

Surviving are four daughters: Deborah B. Valentin, Christine A. Burke, Sandra M. Sidman and Donna M. Coen; one sister: Carol Geriak and one brother: Joe Dyer; Grandchildren: James Martin, Amy Cole, Antoinette Agarwal, Debra Verma, Tony Valentin, Jesse Coen, Cassie Coen, Melanie Burke and Ryan Burke; Great grandchildren: Sierra Agarwal, Zane Agarwal, Aria Verma, Armaan Verma, Shannon Martin, Nicole Martin  Sawyer Burke, Madelaine Martin and Phoebe Cole.  Mrs. Cole was predeceased by her brother Raymond Dyer.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. William F. Walsh, o.s.f.s.presiding. Burial will take place on a later date in Hilton Cemetery in Maryland. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church, P.O. Box 510, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.

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  1. Lynn and Oscar Turlington.

    To the family.

    We are so sorry to hear the passing of Bernice,We have so many fond memories of her,and we loved her so much.Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.God-bless you Bernice,you know are a beautiful angel in heaven.

    Lynn and Oscar Turlington.

  2. Christine Burke

    Hi momma, no more pain or suffering. I was blessed to have been there with you. We all loved you and you will be missed. But your beautiful memories will continue from one generation to the next. See you in Heaven. Your daughter Chris

  3. Donna Coen

    You are the strongest person I have ever known, never complained through all your suffering. Always thought of others instead of yourself. Always took care of your children even when you were a widow. I have been blessed to have shared 49 Birthdays and Holidays with you, and it was an honor to take care of you as you always did for me. Give Jesus a hug from me. I love you Momma so much!

  4. Misty and Raymond tosh

    Our sweet friend Donna, what a blessing you were to your momma…and to know she is with Jesus must comfort you…we love you so much and are praying for you during this time of grieving her passing….she will always be with you and be so proud of you. We are proud to call you our friend….prayers for all of your family that lost a loved one.

  5. Amy Martin-Cole

    You took the role of grandmother and great-grandmother to heart! Me, John, Lainie, and Phoeboe thank you for giving us so many wonderful memories to cherish. You have always been and will forever be in our hearts! Thank you for always making us feel so special and so loved. Love you!

  6. Sandra M. Sidman

    It was, and is, an “honor” to be blessed to be a daughter of Bernice Cole. My mother was the essence of love, kindness, compassion, understanding,forgivenss to all,and humility and sincerity of heart. Her strength and words of wisdom will forever remain in my heart and mind. My mother (mom) entrusted me with her beloved 13 year old “special needs” dog named Penny who it totally blind. I will love and cherish “Penny girl” as my mom did. “In him who rose from the dead, our hope of resurrection dawned. The sadness of death gives ways to the bright promise of immortality”. A loving daughter, Sandy

  7. Bobby Gibbs

    For Donna and Family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Still living in LA. I saw both of you in Point Harbor when I visited in 2010. It was great to see you both. Enjoyed my time living beside your parents and you. Miss Currituck. Blessings, Bobby Gibbs

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