Bernice Milton Green, 86, of Macclenny died on October 5, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab with family by her side. She was born in Baker County on November 28, 1925 to the late Verge Dupont Walker and Myrtie Taylor Walker Rowe. Bernice was a lifelong resident of Baker County and the longest consistent member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny where she taught Sunday school for 26 years. She was very active in the “Golden Circle” Sunday school class for 12 years and at the time of her death was a member of “The Redeemer” Sunday school class.Mrs. Green graduated from Macclenny High School in 1943 as valedictorian. She was the owner and operator of Modern Beauty Salon for 50 years. She was an avid bowler and bowled with The Lady Bugs league of Jacksonville for many years. Bernice enjoyed traveling, fishing and camping in the Smoky Mountains. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Shannon Ray Green, Jr.; sons-in-law Sherrel Williams and Danny Lamb; brother Vernon Walker; step-sisters Carolyn Jones and Myrna Davis.
Mrs. Green is survived by her loving children Marsha Williams, Debbie Lamb and Walker (Chris) Green, all of Macclenny; brothers Claudell (June) Walker of Macclenny and Eugene Speck (Suzie) Walker of Hampton, FL; grandchildren Amy (John) Cain, Andy (Roxanne) Williams, Beau (Tracy) Lamb, Deborah Leigh (Jode) Ballard, Shanna Rae (Justin) Horstmeyer and Kellen (Jessica) Green; great-grandchildren Grason Cain, Mallory Cain, Caly Williams, Chloe Lamb, Molly Lamb, Nickolas Horstmeyer, Taylor Horstmeyer, Miles Ballard and Emery Green.
The funeral service was held at her church on Tuesday October at 3 pm with Pastor Edsel M. Bone officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.