January 3, 1935 - April 12, 2021

Burial Date: April 24, 2021

Visitation will be held Friday, April 23, 2021 at Jackson - Highley Funeral Home Chapel, West Helena Arkansas from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Service will held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Kingdom Believers Church, 419 Alice Street, West Helena, Arkansas at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow immediately at New Zion Cemetery, West Helena Arkansas. We will follow CDC guidelines:  mask, hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and the social distance standard of 6ft apart.

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Bernice Tilson was born January 3, 1935 the only child to the late Cleola Branch and Jasper Grant in Chicago, Illinois. She departed this earthly life on Monday, April 12, 2021 at her son’s house in Helena, Arkansas.

Bernice confessed her faith in Christ at an early age at Centennial Baptist Church, Helena Arkansas under the leadership of Reverend Woodson.

Bernice touched the hearts of many near and far. She worked at Holiday Inn, Helena Arkansas for many years. She later became an In-Home Healthcare Giver in which she retired from.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband; Leon Tilson, her mother; Cleola Branch, her father; Jasper Grant, two sons; Reginald Kelvin Tilson, Robert Bailey, two daughters; Dorothy Tilson, and Leona Tilson.

Bernice leaves to cherish her memory her children; John (Cynthia Jones) Tilson of Sequin TX, Ferry Dean Tilson Britton of Chicago IL, James (Janice) Tilson of Fort Smith AR, Will Tilson of Chicago IL, Sheila (Rick) Stiggers of Plano TX, Napelon Tilson, Cleveland Floyd Tilson, Johnny Tilson all of Helena – West Helena AR, two special granddaughter that she raised as her own; Faneshia (Lamarcus) Phillips, Lakesha Tilson both of Helena – West Helena AR and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends.