Bernice R. Woodley

Obituary of Bernice R. Woodley

Bernice R. Woodley, 86, of Palm Bay, Florida passed away July 1, 2023. She was born on April 12, 1937, in Dannemora, New York to James and Ethel (Baker) Revell.

Bernice is survived by, her husband Harold P.Woodley, sons Billy Woodley (Lisa), Benny Woodley (Margie), Bobby Joe Woodley (Jackie), and daughter, Bonnie Hatcher, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and sister Mildred Deets.

She is preceded in death by her father James Revell, mother Ethel Revell, brother Robert Revell, and sister Gertrude Barcomb.

Bernice met her future husband in the 3rd grade, and they married in 1954. They ended up settling in Melbourne, Florida, and their family. She first and foremost was a mom. She had endless love for her children and any others she "adopted" along the way.

As her family grew, she became "Nanny" to 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a few extras along the way. She was loved by them all. Her arms and heart were always open. 

She was a kind soul, gave unconditional love, taught kindness to all, never met a stranger, could find a forever friend in the line at the grocery store, and touched the heart of all she met.

She was married to the love of her life for 69 years!

Now, she is resting in the arms of Jesus.

In remembrance to Bernice, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in her name.

A service will be held Saturday, July 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care 950 Malabar Road SE., Palm Bay, Florida.