Bernice Johnson Heuser, 96, passed away at her home in Virginia Beach on January 13. The daughter of William Fayette and Bethel Cobb Johnson, she was born on February 11, 1915 in Glouster, Mississippi. After graduating from Wilkinson County Agricultural School and Mississippi State College for Women, she taught high school home economics and science for several years in various schools in Mississippi. She married Lt. Gustave Frederick Heuser, Jr., USN, on March 29, 1947. Bernice and Gus had five children: Karen, Gustave III, Willard, Bruce and George. They lived in Brazil, Florida, New York and Hawaii before settling in Lake Shores in 1958. For many years, Bernice participated actively in the Lake Shores Garden Club, the Town and Country Garden Club, the Lakes Shores Civic League, Baylake United Methodist Church, and the Edna Britt Circle, and was a Red Cross volunteer at the Little Creek Clinic. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Hogan, of Fairfax, Virginia, her sons Willard Heuser of Port Deposit Maryland and Dr. George Heuser of Virginia Beach, two grandchildren, John and Jennifer Gregory, and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation with the family will be held at Altmeyer funeral home on Greenwich Road at 1pm Januany 23. She will be laid to rest immediately following beside her husband and sons at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.
George, you were one terrific son to one very nice lady. During this time of sadness, may you find comfort in the warmth shared by your friends and loved ones. I’m so glad I got to know your mom. My thoughs and prayers are with you.
Just want all of you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this time of loss. Bobby has lots of good memories!
In Him, Bobby & Sherry Johnson
May you and your family be comforted by those that love and care for you during this time of transition. Blessings, susan
To My second family, I would like to thank Y’all for allowing me to join the family and take care of MaMa. I will truly miss her.