Bernard Lee “Bernie” Williams

January 12, 1955 - June 20, 2020

01/12/1955 - 06/20/2020

Past Services

Tuesday June 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Aulander Chapel
117 South Commerce St.
Aulander, NC 27805
252-345-1818 | Directions
Wednesday June 24, 2020
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Aulander Chapel
117 South Commerce St.
Aulander, NC 27805
252-345-1818 | Directions

AULANDER, NC – Bernard Lee “Bernie” Williams, age 65, of Hwy. 305, 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 clicking here

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

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clayton Burgess
3 years ago

I knew Bernie for many years as he ,like myself played guitar. We both talked at our last high school reunion and i told him of the one night that i went to Tuscarora Beach and he and his band were performing. Bernie,i told him,you were making that guitar talk.Bernie was a good guy,always friendly and a big music lover and guitarist. My condolences to his family.

Martha York Bray
3 years ago

Diane, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Please know I am thinking and praying for you and your family!

Pastor Doug VanNiel, St. John Baptist Church
3 years ago

Adding our prayers for an awareness of Jesus’ resurrection hope, through the Gospel of forgiveness and salvation and hope of life eternal. May God’s Word and Spirit bring hope and peace.

Roberta Gibson
3 years ago

Sorry for your loss!!

Kay Farmer Miller
3 years ago

Jan, I wanted you to know I am praying for all of you during this time. So sorry for your loss.

Elaine Myers
3 years ago

Diane, Janice and Diana, yo gave my sympathy in the passing of your brother, Bernie. God Bless.

Joyce Jenkins Bell
3 years ago

Great friend. He took me around every where when I was a teen. He taught me to drive. Good memories.

Rachel E. Bryant
3 years ago

Janice I am so sorry about your brother. God be with you and your family

rick davis
3 years ago

Grew up just a few houses down from Bernie–went to school together–he was a kind hearted fellow–RIP

Pat Barr
3 years ago