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Bernie King

May 22, 1925 ~ April 16, 2018 (age 92)

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Greater Friendship Baptist Church, for Mr. Bernie King, 92, of Youngstown, who entered eternal rest on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Health Center- Boardman.

            Mr. King was born May 22, 1925 in Youngstown, a son of Frank and Maude Wesson King. He was a 1944 graduate of South High School.  He had been employed with General Fireproofing, Youngstown Building Commissioner and Youngstown Water Department.  He was a long time member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church and a former church trustee.  He was also a member of the NAACP where he served as treasurer for 26 years; a member of A Phillips Randolph; a precinct committeeman; and a former member of the Masonic Order.  He was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran.

            He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, his wife, the former Elverna Morrison, whom he married July 29, 1950;  two daughter, Cheryl (Floyd Jr.) Rogers of Campbell,  and Brenda Moore of Columbus; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Grace Myers, Gladys Bellis and Bessie Moody.

            Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m at the church.  Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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