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Date published: 4/30/2013

Bernice N. Smith

Bernice N. Smith, 85, of Spotsylvania County died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Smith worked as the "ice cream lady" at Battlefield Middle School for 20 years. She was a longtime resident of Spotsylvania County and a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas E. Rankins (Chrissie) of Fredericksburg, Tracy M. Smith of Stafford County and Treavor L. Smith (Jenny) of Culpeper; two daughters, Sandra L. Welborn (M. Emory Hicks) of Fredericksburg and Patricia A. Rankins-Drerup (Bill) of Loudon, Tenn.; three brothers, Earl Whittaker of Stafford, Charles Whittaker of Denver and Roger Whittaker of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Ruby W. Shelton of Stafford and Zenelda Boeckel of Oregon City, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Clarence M. Smith; and grandson Corey Todd Welborn.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at noon Thursday, May 2, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407; or a charity of one's choice.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.