November 23, 1925 - December 9, 2021
Franklin, NC: Bernice Adeline Thacker, a child of God and a "mom" to those in her church and community, passed on to Glory on December 9, 2021. Born on November 23, 1925, to George S. and Rose Landenburger Sayler, she was lovingly known as Ms. Bea. Ms. Bea was a caring and compassionate lady who could be counted on to encourage and to help those in need. Some of her favorite times included visiting loved ones. Ms. Bea loved the Lord with all her heart and was glad to share her faith with others. She enjoyed attending church and being a part of the choir. Ms. Bea was a great cook and knew how to prepare for two or fifty. She enjoyed her reputation as "The Pie Lady", baking absolutely delicious coconut cream pies and cherry cream pies. She showed she could be quite a character, however, when it came to her famous caramel popcorn, which she refused to share with anyone. Ms. Bea and her husband, George, are fondly remembered as a great dancing couple, whether it be the Cha-Cha, the Swing, the Foxtrot, or the Lindy Hop. Ms. Bea's favorite song through all the years was "Sentimental Journey" by Les Brown and his orchestra. She also loved the beach, fishing in the Gulf, and her dogs. She referred to her two dachshunds, Skittles and Skeeter, as her boys. Left with many wonderful memories is her daughter, Linda P. Johnson of Franklin, NC; her granddaughter, Melissa R. Frantz (Daniel) of Cape Coral, FL; her great-grandchildren, Kate-Anne Frantz and Samuel Frantz; her sister, Betty Jean Gesler (Norm) of Lodi, CA; her step-children, Georgia Fallaw of Rincon, GA, and Brenda Gregory (Benny) of New Cumberland, WV; and step-grandchildren, Tracy Brooks (Norman) and Sarah Fallaw; and her sister-in-law, Marlys Sayler. Ms. Bea was predeceased by her parents; her husband, George Thacker; her son, David S. Philson; and her siblings, Emerald Sayler, Verna Brown, Bernard Sayler, Adrian Sayler, and Raymond Sayler. Ms. Bea was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Franklin. A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date. Memorials may be made to Care Partners Hospice, 170 Church St., Franklin, NC 28734, on behalf of Ms. Bea. Moffitt Family Funeral Care is honored to serve Ms. Bea's family.
Franklin, NC: Bernice Adeline Thacker, a child of God and a "mom" to those in her church and community, passed on to Glory on December 9, 2021. Born on November 23, 1925, to George S. and Rose Landenburger Sayler, she was lovingly known as... View Obituary & Service Information
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