As a child, I looked forward to every Wednesday lunch when I would be allowed to open Bernice's diet coke. Why this was such a pleasure, I've no idea, but I remember those lunches fondly, as I remember Bernice Lewis who passed away early this week and whose funeral is tomorrow. She was the woman who helped us keep our house clean and has been a friend of the family's since day one. Her kindness and her love will be remembered and celebrated tomorrow and my mother will be going to the service, though I will be there in spirit. May Bernice rest this day in peace and rise in glory on the last day.