Berenice Alicia Malcolm-Edwards
  • 66 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 11, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 7, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Bronx, New York, United States
Let the memory of Berenice be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Berenice Penn Malcolm-Edwards, 66, born on April 11, 1948 and passed away on March 7, 2015. We will remember her forever.

I welcome all of my mothers family, friends, and former colleagues to leave a tribute in her honor, post pictures, or tell stories that we all can read and share the memories.  

A Celebration of Berenice's Life in conjunction with a Memorial Service will be held at a later date in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.   Tentatively planned for August 8th 2015.  Please check this memorial website for confirmed dates.   

Date of 8/8/2015 has been confirmed.  Memorial Service to be held at ChristChurch Methodist located at Market Square, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

Celebration to be held right after Memorial at Magens Bay Beach.    

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Monique Herron on 22nd December 2016

"About to celebrate another Christmas and birthday without you.  It never gets easier.  Time heals the immediate pain, but that dull ache continues.  You are missed and I Love you.  Your daughter, Monique."

This tribute was added by Gwen Nelson on 12th April 2016

"Happy belated Birthday and Happy Eternal Day.
Ms. Bernice"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Coates on 11th April 2016

"Happy Birthday Mrs. Berenice!"

This tribute was added by Monique Herron on 11th April 2016

"Happy Birthday Mommy!  Missing you."

This tribute was added by Monique Herron on 6th March 2016

"Tomorrow, 3/7/2016 will be 1 year since you left too soon.  I miss you everyday.  I reminisce on good and bad times.  You did a great job in raising the responsible, grateful, go-getter woman that I have become.  I wish I could share all my accomplishments and goals with you.  I love you more and more.  Your memory will never fade or die....."

This tribute was added by Monique Herron on 21st June 2015

"Missing you everyday.  Happy Father's Day to a woman who was the best mother and father I could have asked for."

This tribute was added by Debbie Neighbor on 29th April 2015

"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Berenice.  From reading about her I know she is missed and loved by many.  No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26).  I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too.  Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends.  Revelation 21:4 states: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."  I did not know Berenice, but I read her obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care.  If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please feel free to contact me."

This tribute was added by Alvin & Brenda Penn on 24th April 2015

"I hope that you are finally at peace and my wife and all the children and friends are heartbroken. You're in Jehovah's hand."

This tribute was added by Genitha Singleton on 20th April 2015

"R.I.P Mrs Berenice. Heaven has gained another angel."

This tribute was added by Monique Herron on 20th April 2015

"Missing you everyday mommy."

This tribute was added by Lula mae Herron on 15th April 2015

"Jesus said "Let not your be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in
In my Father's house are many mansions:  If it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to perpare a place for you.
And if I go and perpare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." (John 14:1-3)

I met Ms. Maccolm-Edwards on several occasions when she would visit
her daughter and son-in-law in Savannah Georgia, she was a pleasant
person, and loved her family and cats.

A Poem                      COMETO ME

God saw that she was getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her and whispered "Come To Me."
With tearful eye He watched and saw her passed away.
Although you loved her dearly, but God loved her best, she
could not stay on this earthly place.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke your hearts to  prove to you, He only take the best.
In Loving Memory of Mrs. Berenice Alicia Malcolm-Edwards"

This tribute was added by Eren Fret on 12th April 2015

"Berenice and I met when we were nine or ten years old.  She used to spend her summer vacation  with her  aunt Iris, and grandmother Ms. Clemie,  who was living in East End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands at the time.   Our birthday is only two months apart and we would always contact each other on those special dates and wish each other Happy Birthday every year until she could not call anymore.   Her memory will last forever.    As I reflect, her voice was the voice of encouragement.  She was always  jovial, pleasant, kind and always had some kind of advice for you without asking for it.  LOL.   Happy Birthday!  Eren and Family"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Coates on 12th April 2015

"Happy Birthday Ms. Berenice! You will be truly missed. You were a mother to me when I would come to see you and Monique.  You always made me feel welcomed and loved.  I'm so glad that now you are with God where you should be after long journey here on earth. We will miss you, your smile, and down to earth personality here on earth."

This tribute was added by Zane Griffin on 11th April 2015

"Lets all take today to celebrate my dear grandmothers birthday. Today she would have been the youngest 67 year old. In honor of the birthday girl.We should all spend her Saturday as she would, with the same vitality, optimism, and love of life that she exhibited on the daily."

This tribute was added by Gwen Nelson on 11th April 2015

"Unfortunately, I never got the opportunity to meet Ms. Berenice, nevertheless, as I sit enjoying her beautiful Memorial website, I realize from the lovely Tributes written by family and friends; Ms. Berenice was a very special Lady.  The mere fact of her Birthday being the same as my mother's, really touched my heart.  
Looking at her pictures, I can see, how much love she shared with her children and grandchildren.
I lost my Father three years ago, it was absolutely devastating, like, a piece of my "Forever can remember", life taken from me.  Just know that God has your "piece", He will use it, to fill his mansion with another Angel, Ms. Berenice's spirit will live on forever.
How Blessed, to have such wonderful memories, and know your Mother will always be watching over you all.

Happy Birthday, Ms. Berenice"

This tribute was added by Brenda Wells on 7th April 2015

"I first met Bernice over thirty-five years ago.  During my first encounter with Bernice, I immediately sensed her kind-hearted, gentle spirit. Over the years, I looked forward to seeing Bernice and sharing in her fun, loving zest for life.  Rest in Peace, my friend."

This tribute was added by Beverly Penn on 7th April 2015

"Some years ago I was walking in Manhattan looking for a particular bookstore.  I turned around and asked a woman for directions.  She pointed me in the right direction.  As I walked away, I felt I knew this woman.  Little did I know that she felt the same way.  So I walked back to her and shared that I knew her face,  To my surprise she felt the same way. As we talked, and it was only a few minutes, we both discovered that Berenice's mother was my great aunt.   That would make her my second generation cousin.  As a little girl I remembered visiting my aunt's house and Berenice would be there. When we learnt that Berenice was not well, my husband, sister and brother-in-law went to visit and prayed with her.  We believe that Berenice is in a better place.  Love to the family"

This tribute was added by Eren Fret on 6th April 2015

"Berenice, You lived your life as a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and a great caretaker.  You have shown admiration, perseverance, generosity and most of all love to all those around you.  I will miss our weekly chats and Christmas card exchange.  God saw you were tired, so He put arms around you and said, "come to me".  God Bless!  Rest in Peace.  Love Eren and family."

This tribute was added by MAUREEN MARTIN on 31st March 2015

"“B,” as I so affectionately called her, my cousin, my friend, will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. As cousins, “B” and I became close in junior high. I can remember we had lots of fun. I especially recall when “she and I used to double-date. Even though we knew that violating our curfew would get us in trouble with our parents, we did it without regret. Of course, we got "whupped" and giggled about it the next day.  “B” moved to New York while we were in the 10th grade.  

After graduating from high school, I moved to New York and reconnected with her. As luck would have it, I lived with my brother, whose home was within walking distance of hers. In fact, my bus stopped directly in front of her building, which enabled us to spend fun times together. At that time, “B” was busy raising her two younger children, Gary and Monique, for whom she cared.

For the most part, “B” was mild-mannered, but spoke with boldness whenever she had something to say, even if she “shot first and asked questions later.”  After I returned to school and started working evenings, she and I seldom saw each other, and spoke frequently on the phone. I recall any time I called her after 8:00 PM, she would ask, “Why are you calling so late?” “Child, I’m sleeping and I’ll talk to you in the morning.”  I often reminded her that given my busy schedule, she should appreciate the fact that I had been thinking of her.  However, I later learned that her reason for going to bed early was to get up at 4:00 AM to feed her 17 strayed cats.  Oh yeah, “B” was a cat lady.

Not only was "B" a loving mother, but also grandmother, sister and aunt and visited with her family every chance she got. I would be remiss if I did not mention that “B” was also a caretaker.  I especially recall watching her struggle with her own health, spending many nights in the emergency room, at least  two-three times a week, while caring for her late husband.  

“B” loved to cook and was quick at it. She and I always went grocery shopping together, especially in preparation for our holiday dinner. She cooked American meals while I cooked her favorite West Indian dishes. "B" was well-read and  could always be found reading a book. She and I enjoyed talking about politics and the election process. A couple of years ago, we worked together as  poll inspectors on Election Day, at my precinct. Our last time together was when I was downsizing from my house. She came down and helped me back up all my fragile items. That's when I first met her youngest grandson whom we took  shopping at the mall.

When I first heard of "B's"  illness, I visited with her a couple of times.  Although it was sad to watch her lying there, I'm glad I did. She remained constant on my mind because we are only several months apart in age. You begin to reflect when death gets close to home. Moreover, I was astound because I thought her condition had been a thing of the past. Once she started to decline, I visited with her again, and before I could see her again, she went home to be with the Lord “B” put up a good fight, but she is in a much better place now.  May her soul be at peace!"

This tribute was added by Jean McCurry on 30th March 2015

"I only got to meet Berenice once, however, she made a lasting impression during that visit.  She was bright, cheerful and I really enjoyed talking to her.  Over the years I have heard Monique, Zane and Quinn talk about all the ways she showed so much love for them.  It was clear that she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.  She has left a wonderful legacy for all who were fortunate enough to know her."

This tribute was added by Ben Herron on 26th March 2015

"My Mother-in-law will be deeply missed but we must remember that her life was the beginning of her great journey."

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