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Bernice (Burleson) Potter

March 19, 1936 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Bernice Potter Obituary

Bernice Burleson Potter, age 87, of Chestnut Grove Road, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, January 18, 2024.  Born March 24, 1936 in Avery County, she was a daughter of John and Fannie Mae Burleson.  Bernice was a member of Henson Creek Baptist Church in Spruce Pine.  She retired with more than 30 years of service at IRC-TRW of Boone.  Bernice loved her family and especially loved her relationship with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Every day, she watched and waited for the children to arrive home on the school bus. Bernice enjoyed being outdoors growing produce on the family farm with her husband, and at home, she would be found tending her flower and vegetable gardens.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Potter and wife Carol, Gary Potter and Larry Potter and wife, Sarah, all of Boone; her three grandchildren, Michelle Evans and husband, Ron, Chris Potter and wife Dena, all of Boone, and Marie Potter of Winston-Salem; and three great-grandchildren, LCpl. Ryan Harmon of 29 Palms, CA, and Kaylyn Evans and Mady Potter, both of Boone. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Willie Austin Potter; grandson Robert Austin Potter; and brothers, J.D., Delmar, Lee, Ted, Olin and Herman Burleson.

Funeral services for Bernice B. Potter will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, January 23, at 12 noon at the Meat Camp Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Mike Townsend and Rev. Boyd Biggerstaff.  The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 o’clock, prior to services, at the church.  Graveside services will follow in the Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100B, Boone, NC 28607 or to the Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 236 Meat Camp Baptist Church Road, Boone, NC 2607.

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