Bernice Inez Cockrell, 85, was born in Waxahachie on June 20, 1925, to Oscar Love Brown and Levada Cooey Gray Brown. Bernice was a member of South Prong Baptist Church. She passed away peacefully while being surrounded by her family May 19, 2011.

Preceding her in death are her parents; brothers: Alvin Brown, W. Ted Brown, J.O. (Manny) Brown and Grady Brown; and Grace Brown Dodson.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Sue Brinkley, and son-in-law, Mike, of Waxahachie; a sister, Laura Brown Robertson; grandchildren, Brandi Moody and husband, Eric; great-grandchildren, Conleigh Allise Moody and Cambrynn Monroe Moody; special nieces; nephews; and a special friend, Helen Sims, of Arlington, Texas.

The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Waxahachie Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under direction of Waxahachie Funeral Home.