Bernard L. Williams

Published 2:15 pm Monday, June 22, 2020

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AULANDER, NC – Bernard Lee “Bernie” Williams, age 65, of Hwy. 305, Aulander, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home.

Bernie was born on January 12, 1955 in Rich Square, NC. He has always had a passion to fix vehicles which is why he spent his career as a mechanic for Hertford County Public Schools before retiring after his health started to deteriorate. Bernie was always laid back and took life as it came. He was a member of Open Arms Church and loved playing music there. He had a true love of music, mainly playing his guitar spending countless hours with his band, The Double Eagle, over the years. Bernie enjoyed riding motorcycles and cherished his family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Cox Young; his father, Leroy Williams; and his wife, Sharon Barnes Edwards Williams.

Bernie is survived by his son, Chris Williams and wife Pam of Albany, IN; step-son, Jeff Edwards and wife Sherry of Elizabeth City, NC, granddaughter, Evelyn Williams; four grandsons, Oliver Henry Williams, Tyler Edwards, Andrew Edwards, and Jacob Edwards; three sisters, Diane Cooke of Aulander, Janice Babb and husband Dennis of Potecasi, and Diana Cannette and husband James of Winton; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Aulander Chapel.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Aulander Chapel, Aulander, NC with Pastor Joe Lassiter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Open Arms Church, 1418 NC Hwy 461, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by visiting fund, type: Bernie Williams.

Garrett-Sykes Aulander Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Williams family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting