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Bernice Conn

In the wee hours of the morning of July 3, 2021, Bernice R. Conn, of Wesson, passed away peacefully from this life. Born in Westwego, La., the youngest of eight children, she made her home in Mississippi after marrying her husband of 50 years, Robert L. Conn. She and Robert built a lasting legacy of loving family and friends throughout the Copiah County community.
Bernice had very close loving relationships with her family and friends, and leaves them all with many wonderful memories. She will be remembered as a fabulous Cajun cook, especially her seafood stuffed mirliton, fried shrimp, and garlic-stuffed pot roast. She was a rescuer of seemingly hopeless plants and flowers, as she could grow anything and took pride in her blueberries and figs. She delighted in watching hummingbirds and enjoyed mowing her lawn using her big John Deere.
Her favorite drink was Coca-Cola, and she has a collection of cokes and coke memorabilia that could possibly qualify for a Guinness world record. She only drank the small ones and called them her “jewels.” According to the local garbage collector, she had the cleanest garbage around, even washing paper products before discarding them.
One of her most endearing qualities was her generosity. A faithful patron of Walmart and Avon, she kept an inventory of gifts on hand to give to everyone who came to visit her.
Bernice leaves behind her loving husband, Robert; children, Lisa Maisel, David (Linda) Conn, Janet Conn, and Amy Carter; grandchildren, Brandi (Travis) Beasley, Hannah Chinn, Katie (Jamey) Leach, Erik Holley, Abigail (Wes) Carlisle, Michael (Mallory) Conn, Lydia Joy, Rebekah Joy, and Joseph Terrebonne; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Lirette; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is pre-deceased by her parents Hilare and Olivia Gros Terrebonne; daughter, Terilyn Nell Terrebonne; brothers, Lester, Warren, Howard, and Edward Terrebonne; and sisters, Hazel and Mabel Terrebonne.
Funeral service will be at Stringer Funeral Home, Hazlehurst, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, with visitation beginning at noon. Burial will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Hazlehurst.