Bernice Lewis McClease Lofton, 84, of New Bern, died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.
A longtime Riverdale community resident, she formerly worked at Havelock Middle School, the Palace Motel and Red Carpet Inn.
Funeral will be noon Tuesday at Bethel M. B. Church, 5390 County Line Road, with the Rev. James W. Mock officiating.
Burial will follow in the Riverdale Community Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Claude McClease of Columbus, Ga., and Jerome McClease and Keith McClease of New Bern; four daughters, Sanada Logan, Floretta M. Jenkins, Arlene McClease and Joy Collins, all of New Bern; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Bennett of San Antonio, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Jerome and Ronella McClease, 5712 County Line Road.
Arrangements are by Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.