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Bernice A Best

November 12, 2021

Obituary

Link for the service:  https://youtu.be/blYNA3J4zGI

Bernice Anita Best was 93 at the time of her going to be with Lord. She resided at St. Joseph Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Dorchester, MA. She was born in Cambridge, MA to Mildred and Herman Greene. She was married to Kenneth Best, and was 1 of 8 siblings.

She is survived by her son and his wife: Daryl Best and Natacha Best; 2 Grandchildren: Gideon and Sabella Best; siblings: Lawson Greene, Evelyn Green, Grafton Greene, and Yvonne Greene, nieces, Chana Greene, Tenley Terrell; and nephews: Bishop Brian Greene, Kevin Greene, Dale Weeks, Derrick Greene, Ronald Greene, Donald Greene, and great nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband: Kenneth Best, and siblings: Herman (Joe) Greene, Clifford Greene, and Cynthia Green, and nephew: Wane “Skippy” Weeks.

Bernice Anita Best was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, and all around personable and generous person, but “don’t cross her”! She was born and educated in Cambridge, MA. After meeting and marrying Kenneth Best, they moved to Brooklyn, New York and started a family. There she worked for and retired from the New York MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority).

She dedicated herself to the Purchasing Dept. where she was usually one of the smartest people in the room. She maneuvered her way to retirement so that on the last week of her service, her boss tried to place a new demand on her for the following week and she “informed him” that her last day working would be that Friday! Bernice also gave her talents to Bridge Street, AME church in Brooklyn, where she served in the Finance Dept.

By God’s Grace, when it came time to purchase a house, she and Kenneth were able to do so in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, right next to one of their best friend’s Audrey and Leonard Thomas, which brought the Thomas and Best families even closer together. Given her generosity, she and Kenneth were able to provide an apartment their cousins, Harper family (Marigold and Keith), to bring their children over from Barbados. Her generosity was extended often and cheerfully, when, many times out of the 3 families, her (and Kenneth’s) was the only car shared between them, especially on Saturday’s when it was time to go shopping to Long Island, the bagel store, and the meat market in queens.

In 1999, she and Kenneth came back home to Boston, and resided in Hyde Park, MA. In Boston, she attended Bethel, AME Church, in Hyde Park, MA, where she also participated in Ministry in the Finance Dept.

Kenneth passed away on February 20, 2010. Bernice went to join him to be with the Lord on November 12, 2021. They were married for 47 years.

A Memorial Donation will be given on her behalf to a student or burgeoning business to be determined: You can email Daryl Best at db7778@gmail.com for details

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 22, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
A. J. Spears Funeral Home
124 Western Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Funeral Service
Monday
November 22, 2021

10:00 AM
A. J. Spears Funeral Home
124 Western Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

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