Bernice Ann Markland was born on the island of Montserrat on December 27, 1939, to the late Thomas Peters and Irene Herbert. In her early years, she migrated to Antigua where she spent most of her youth. She migrated to Boston, Massachusetts, and continued her schooling at Jeremiah Burke High School. Upon completion, she attended Boston University and later met Sidney Markland Sr.
On September 25, 1966, she happily married Sidney Markland and eventually moved to Milton, MA, where they raised 5 children. Bernice worked for the United States Postal Service in Boston, MA for 39 years as a manager.
Bernice loved the Lord with all her heart. Anyone who knew her would attest to her nonsense nature when it came to her time with God. She was deeply committed to the service of God and served as the Associate Pastor beside her husband, Sidney at the New Bedford Church of God of Prophecy and later at the Milton Church of God of Prophecy.
Bernice did not play around when it came to serving God and was an avid worshipper. She was known for tearing up a couple of tambourines in her time. She also enjoyed cooking and was known for her infamous fried chicken and pot roast.
Bernice is survived by her husband Sidney Markland, Sr., 2 sons Patrick and Sidney Jr., 3 daughters (Patricia (Cole), Lisa and Chivon (Obiri-Mainoo), 2 daughters-in-law Erica & Sophia, 2 sons-in-law Horace & Kobby, 5 grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters.
She touched many lives and will surely be missed by her church family and many others that she has impacted through her journey.