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Bernice Seals


Bernice Seals
Nov. 28, 1932 – Feb. 28, 2024
Bernice Melton Seals, 91, of Tylertown, died Feb. 28, 2024, at Billdora Senior Care. She was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Walthall County.
Funeral services were March 7, 2024, at Capps Funeral Home, burial in the Seals Cemetery, Eld. Jason L. Skipper and Bro. Jim Thornhill officiating.
Mrs. Seals was born into a family of sharecroppers that moved around from Walthall County to Washington Parish as the planting seasons changed. As a young girl, Bernice enjoyed playing basketball. Mrs. Seals became an avid fisherman through the teaching of her husband.
She volunteered at Walthall General Hospital or her church family at Centerville Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and keeping the freezer full with vegetables. She expressed her love by cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marcus Seals; two infant sons; father Jacob Daniel Melton; mother Myrtle Oma Terrell Melton; brother Jewel Melton; sisters Golda Penton, Helen Branch, and Annette Radasky; and great grandchild Andrew Linares.
Survivors include her son Roland Seals (Pat); daughters Faye Jones (Brent) and Kaye Rimes (Curtis); grandchildren Brian Seals (Brooke), Ty Seals (Kristin), Brad Rimes (Carrie), Brandi Linares (Julio), Mickey Pace (Jessica), and Marci Pace; great grandchildren Knox Seals, Rex Seals, Hadley Seals, Kristen Linares, Landen Linares, Elena Linares, Annaleigh Linares, Colten Rimes, Maddox Rimes, Dutch Pace, Lucy Pace, Marcus Pace, Caleb Pace, James Pace, and Mickey Rose.
Pallbearers were Brian Seals, Ty Seals, Brad Rimes, Julio Linares, Mickey Pace, and Colten Rimes.
Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Branch, C. Brent Jones, Dutch Pace, Maddox Rimes, Landen Linares, Jerry Dean Hartzog, and Wyatt Branch.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com

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