Bernice G. Stamps Conley, 92, of St. Augustine and formerly of Palatka, passed away peacefully to Heaven on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring in St. Augustine after complications from a stroke. As she had all her life, Bernice spent her latter days surrounded by lots of family.
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Bernice was born at home to Virgil and Catherine Stamps. One of the youngest of 13 siblings, her childhood was spent in Stamps Hollow in Monterey, TN caring for the farm and family where she learned the values of hard work and family ties. After finding the love of her life, L.D. Conley, they moved to Dayton, Ohio to raise their family. While vacationing in Florida, the family found a new love for the ocean and sunshine. They followed this dream and bought the Siesta Motel in San Mateo in 1972. In 1975, she began baking at the Holiday House in East Palatka.
Bernice was devoted to her children, grandchildren and friends. She always made sure her home was a place of comfort, security and fellowship over homemade meals. Bernice often cared for neighbors and friends. She enjoyed traveling throughout America with her siblings after retirement.
Bernice was passionate about gardening, sewing, crocheting, crafting and entertaining. She was also active with VFW Post #3349 as it allowed her to continue honoring her late husband.
Bernice spent the last 12 years of her life in St. Augustine. She has now reunited in Heaven with her late husband L.D. Conley, her son Scott Brian Conley, along with numerous siblings that have preceded her.
She is survived by her children; Linda Morrow, Peggy Stephens, James Conley and Barry Conley ;12 Grandchildren and 9 Great- Grandchildren
Graveside services will be held at 11:00A.M. Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Palatka Memorial Gardens with Rev. Terry Heck officiating.
Memorial donations can be made to VFW post 3349, 3201 Reid street Palatka, Fl 32177.
Memories and Condolences may be expressed to the family at Bernice’s Book of Memories at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.