Berniece Echols, age 90, of Kenner, Louisiana passed away on August 9, 2019.

Mrs. Echols was born in Laurel, MS on June 30, 1929, to Claude Jefcoat and Martha Carolyn Gough Jefcoat.

She was an agent for South Central Avenue Transport prior to her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hale Echols.

Survivors include her two daughter, Elizabeth VanBurkleo of Kenner, LA and Nancy Carolyn DeLerno of Baton Rouge, LA; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Union Line Cemetery in Soso. Rev. P. J. Weeks will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Zack DeLerno, Jesse DeLerno, John Holmbere, Ronnie Powell, Doug Jefcoat, and Roger Boone.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.

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