Booker T. Lester Bernard
On March 31, 1956 in Bay City, TX, God blessed the union of Clifford Bernard Sr. & Lillie Gee Bernard with a handsome Baby Boy, Booker T. Lester attended school in Van Vleck, TX and was a proud member of the Class of 1975. The Desire to work hard and be successful was instilled in him and all of his siblings. Lester and his brothers, worked for their father's roofing company in the Bay City and Lake Jackson area for many years. He went into business with Jimmy Sheridan, at B.&B. Roofing Company. Stepping out on faith he later became the owner of Best Roof Top Roofing Company. He diligently worked there until his health failed. Lester met Dorothy Ward, they later married and he moved to Galveston, TX. Following a brief illness, Lester's Earthly Journey was complete on Friday, August 10, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Clifford Bernard Sr., and other love ones.
His presence will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 28 years, Dorothy Ward Bernard; his children, Jarvis Ross, Syreeta Mack (Roosevelt), and Christopher Ward Sr. (Nicole); his mother, Lillie Gee-Bernard; his sisters, Sadie Bernard, Gladys Thomas (Andrew), June Bernard (David), and Janedra Ward; his brothers, Clifford Bernard Jr., Charles Bernard, Thomas Bernard (Carolyn), Jerry Bernard (Linda), and Matthew Bernard (Rosalyn); his mother-in-law, Casanna Howard; eight grandchildren; devoted aunts, Rebecca Austin, Jewel Austin, Willie Mae Friar, Ernestine Austin and Shirley Conaway; his great aunt, Mattie Bess; his devoted nieces, Denise Bernard and Lillie Bernard-Jefferson; his loving brothers & sisters-in-law; special friends, Clarence Andrews, Aaron Josey, Joe Wylie, Glenn Jenkins ,Pablo Cisneros, Percy Saxton and Tom Stevens; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to list.
A Public Visitation will be held Friday, August 17, 2012 from 5-8: 00 PM at Carnes Funeral Home Chapel 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591.Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Rising Star Baptist Church 302 Oak Street Texas City, TX 77591 conducted by Pastor D. N. Benford. Burial will be at 4:00 PM at Bethlehem Cemetery Cedar Lake, TX conducted Pastor K. W. Bree.