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Carlotta Lenee Bernard

Carlotta Lenee Bernard


Carlotta was born on September 17, 1971 in Norfolk, VA. She departed this life on May 15, 2021. She was the youngest child of Doris and Claude Bernard. Her father, granddaughter Khaylani, and stepbrother, Torey Gibson, all preceded her in death.

She grew up in Willingboro, NJ. She attended Twin Hills Elementary School, and graduated from Willingboro High School in 1989. While in high school, she was in the marching band. After graduation, she attended Delaware State University, where she studied Theater Arts and Early Childhood Education. She was a member of the Del State Gospel Choir, and a sweetheart of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. She later attended Barber Scotia College in North Carolina. While there, she sang with the renown gospel singer, Hezekiah Walker.

Carlotta was raised up in Delaware Valley Baptist Church, where she sang and participated in many of the church ministries and activities. Later, she attended her Uncle Walter McDaniel’s church, Faith United Christian Church of Berlin, NJ, where she supported his ministry, sang soul stirring solos, and sang on the praise team.

She worked for many years as a Dental Assistant, and she often gave dental advice to her family and friends.

Lenee (as she was affectionately called) loved to swim, sing, listen to gospel music, play her flute, and communicate with her family and friends through phone calls, visits, and social media. She was well liked and offered help to anyone in need.

She leaves to mourn her passing her devoted mother, Doris Bernard; her brother, Claude Bernard; daughter, Desiree Bernard; twin sons, Deion and Darren Bernard; nephew, Jay Bernard; nieces, Rosa and Brianna Bernard; stepbrothers, 4 grand children, Kayden, Kayla, Korey, Kior, and a new grandchild on the way; Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.



Sorrowfully submitted, The Family

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