Bernice Kathryn Duty

June 6, 1921 - May 9, 2013

Bernice Kathryn (Goodson) Duty, of Anna, Texas, passed away on May 9, 2013 at the age of 91.  She was born on June 6, 1921, in Humble, Texas, to Charlie and Leila Goodson.  On June 29, 1941, Bernice married William Warren “Billy” Duty, Jr. in Splendora, Texas.  She loved her family and church deeply, and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.   

She is survived by her children, William Charles Duty, Sr. and wife Shirley of Anna, Texas, James K. Duty and partner Richard J. Adams of Onalaska, Texas, Kathryn J. Veloski and husband Frank of Blue Ridge, Texas, Darrell Wayne Duty, Sr. and wife Francis of Richland, Washington; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Bernice is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William Warren “Billy” Duty, Jr. 

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2013 at Batson Prairie Baptist Church, 11715 Batson Prairie Road, Batson Texas. Interment is to follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas.   The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

 

 

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Happy Birthday Momma....love & miss you. Love always James James Duty, June 2, 2018 Mom - I can't believe it's been 5 years tomorrow since you passed, miss you, Happy Mother's Day in heaven.  Love, James K.
James Duty, May 8, 2018 Merry Christmas, love & miss you every day....... James Duty, December 20, 2017 IF ROSES GROW IN HEAVEN: If roses grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they are from me. Tell her I love her and miss her and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her check and hold her for a while. Because remembering her is easy, I do it everyday. But there is an ache within my heart that will never go away. Author unknown Love always... James K. James K. Duty, August 21, 2017 Happy "Heavenly" Birthday Mom...Love James K. James Duty, June 3, 2017 Mom can't believe it's been 4 years since you left us...I think of you & miss you everyday. Happy Mother's Day in Heaven next Sunday. Love you very much. Love James K. James Duty, May 8, 2017 Do not stand by my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the quite, uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand by my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die. - Author Unknown Mom it will be 4 years soon since you & Kathy went away....love & miss you both. James K. Duty, April 7, 2017 Mom - There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from Heaven. Spend the day with them just one more time, give them one more hug, hear their voice once again & kiss them goodbye. I love & miss you Mom, Merry Christmas in Heaven. (When I talk or reference my Mom it's not for sympathy, it is to keep Her memory alive.)
James Duty, December 16, 2016 I cried when you passed away, I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. Golden hearts stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me that he only takes the best. To Mom (5/9/2013) and my sister Kathy (7/3/2013) in their heavenly home, I loved you two and I lost you and will for ever keep you two in my heart. I love & miss you both. James Duty, September 14, 2016 Happy 95th. Birthday Mom Love your son, James Kenneth James Duty, June 6, 2016 It has been 3 long years since you went to be with your Heavenly Father, miss you everyday. Happy Mother's Day and Birthday (June 6th.). Love your son. James Duty, May 6, 2016 Merry Christmas Momma....love & miss you Love James Duty, December 26, 2015 I know I was a month early wishing you a Happy Birthday...but we'll be on vacation from 6/1 thru 6/25...so I'm early. Love James James K Duty, May 11, 2015 Forgot this morning to wish you a Happy 94th. Birthday........ James K. Duty, May 6, 2015 Momma can't believe it will be 2 years (5/9/2013) since you departed the old earth I know you are in a better place, but...I miss you & Kathy with all my heart. Also Happy Mothers Day on Sunday 5/10. Love James James K. Duty, May 6, 2015 Happy Valentine Day Mom...Love You James James Kenneth Duty, February 14, 2015 Merry Christmas....I love & miss you James K Duty, December 25, 2014 Happy Birthday Mom, love and miss you very much. OXOXOX James K Duty, June 6, 2014 Mom,it's been a very long year since you passed and I miss you very much. As the years pass I know the hurt will ease and the memories will remain. I think of you daily, all the good and even the bad times. Happy Mothers Day. All my love.. James Kenneth Duty, May 9, 2014 Miss you so much.........love your son James K Duty, February 26, 2014 I cried when you passed away, I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. Golden hearts stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me that he only takes the best. To Mom and my sister Kathy in heaven, I loved you two and lost and will ever keep you two in my heart. I love and miss you both so much. James Kenneth Duty, August 22, 2013 Momma, I hope you were happy to see Kathy on 7/3/2013, she joined her Heavenly Father, you, daddy and the rest of the family. I miss you and her with all my heart. Love, your son - James Kenneth Duty, July 7, 2013 Your mom will be missed by many. She always held a special place in my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Debi & Gerald Faulk, May 12, 2013 Happy Mothers Day I love and miss you. I know you are with Dad and others that have gone on before you. Love your son James Kenneth Duty, May 12, 2013 what a wonderful example of a Christian woman you always were, I love you grama! You were such a wondeerful woman, Heaven is a better place with you there now. I know you are at peace. Kathleen Richardson, May 10, 2013