Willie B. Moton



Willie Bernease Moton, 92, went home to be with the Lord on March 28, 2010 at Mansfield Med Central Hospital. She was born in St. Clairsville, AL. on May 22, 1917 to the late William and Callie Hawkins. Bernease was a graduate of an all girls school in Ebert, KY where she was a lead singer of the glee club. She a was long time member of Greater St. John COGIC, the Oasis of Love where she served on the Mothers Board and former Secretary of Pastors Aide. She was formerly employed by the state of Ohio. Bernease was a great cook and she loved to go fishing with her husband. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bert Moton and daughter Carmella Moton, sister in law Edith Moton, 5 brothers and 1 sister. Left to cherish her memory, daughters Shirley Holley of Mansfield, Dorothy J. Hobbs of Columbus, Martina (William) Goines and Julia Faye (Willie C.) Bond both of Mansfield, sons Joe Frank (Dana) Holley, Ronald (Ardell) Moton, Jerry D. Moton, Gerald R. Moton and Bert L. Moton all of Mansfield, and Antonio (Regina) Moton of Columbus, sister in law Evelyn Hawkins of Detroit, 43 grandchildren, 97 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. To the Moton family I give you my condolences at this time of grief your family take care and god bless
    love always Kisha and family

  2. To My Family,
    You have my deepest sympothy, and Love you all dearly. Aunt Bernice is going home now.

    Love you!!

  3. My prayers are with you!

  4. tina-n-tamla hawkins

    I am so sorry 4 your loss. You are with me in all prayers. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  5. The Dickey Family

    To the Moton Family; You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

  6. Shiela (Harris) Elder

    To the Moton Family,

    May god bless the entire family. Know in your hearts that Mrs. Willie B, is in a better place. She was a joy of life and she is looking down smiling at all of you. God will take care of her now. Love, Shiela E.

  7. To the Moton Family,
    My deepest condolences in the loss of your mother and grandmother. May your wonderful memories help you during this difficult time.
    Billie, Shannon, and Kimmy

  8. Rest in peace Willie. I got to know Willie from the hospital. What a sweet wonderful little joy she was…….

  9. Tracye Miller-Kennie

    To The Moton Family:
    Please know that you have my sincere and deepest sympathy of the passing of Mama Moton (that is what I called her). She was one of my favorite people. She always treated me with respect and kindness and that will never be forgotten. I know it is hard right now but look to the hills which cometh your health and strength and you will get through this.
    My son and her grandson Brandon sends his love and prayers as well and wishes that he could be there, but unfortunately he cannot. But know that he is thinking of his dad, Leon as well as the entire Moton Family.
    Take care and may god bless and keep each and everyone of you during this difficult time.
    Humbly submitted,
    Tracye Miller-Kennie
    Mother of Brandon Miller (son of Leon Moton)

  10. Bishop Wm. Morris Jr. & The Shiloh FGBC Family

    Isaiah 40:29-31
    He giveth power to the faint and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youth shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. May the words of life bring you comfort during this time of transition.

    Be encouraged, and know that we are praying for you.

    Bishop William & Lady Patricia Morris & The Shiloh FGBC Family

  11. Moton family, sorry to hear of your loss, I have the family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  12. my deepest sympathy to the moton family. you all are in my prayers.god bless you.

  13. Mini Alexander & Family

    Our sincere condolences in the passing of your mother. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

  14. Calvina A. Scott Goodwin

    To Tina and the entire Moton Family may God bless you all and keep you in His Prayers. Always remember that your Mother may be gone from this earth but she will eternally be in your hearts.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Calvina (Duke's cousin)

  15. I have always considered you all as my family and I respectifully submit that you have my condolences, and sympathy during this time of spiritual and family recounting of a beautiful life, mother Wilie Bernice Moton. (Be blessed and I do pray for you all at this time of adjustment).


  17. Sis. Tina and the Goines and Moton Families, you have my deepest sympathy. Please know that you are in my prayers. God is sovereign.

  18. Carla Adkison-Bradley

    I just learned of Mrs Moton passing yesterday. She had a very blessed long life. May God keep her family during their time of bereavement.

  19. I am so sorry for your lost. I am praying for you all If you need me I am here for you. I am sorry at this time I am in the Philippines and got the word. I love you all and may God Bless you all at this time.

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