Bernice Loy, 84, of Columbia, died Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Summitt Manor Nursing and Rehab. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Rollin and Virgie Corbin Montgomery and wife of the late Robert Jesse Loy.
Mrs. Loy was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, Ladies Rug Group, and the Decorating Committee at the Columbia Christian Church. Bernice loved gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Her survivors include one son, Dennis (Lisa) Loy of Columbia; two grandchildren, Dustin (Gracie) Warren and Grant Loy both of Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Emmitt and Colt Warren; one half-brother, Robert (JoAnn) Montgomery of Columbia; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a special double first cousin, Shirley (Bobby) Morrison of Columbia.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Mary Lee Cundiff, Carl Montgomery, and Jean Austin Montgomery.
The funeral services were at 11:00am on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation was after 4:00pm on Sunday at the funeral home.
Bro. Terry White, Bro. Adam Shepherd and Bro. Tim Johnson officiated, and the pallbearers were Norman Akin, Barry Loy, Randy Cundiff, Robert Montgomery, Bobby Morrison and Chris Bragg. The honorary pallbearers were Matt Loy, Roger Cundiff, David Pyles, Phillip Akin, Evelyn Dillingham, the Ladies Rug Group, and the Decorating Committee at the Columbia Christian Church.