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Mr. Bernice "Bunk" Eason

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“Bunk I will truly miss you! Rembembering all the times you would drive us to Jacksonville,N.C.and the fun times we all had. I will never forget you. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Toni Fisher - Hartford, CT

“Bunk I will truly miss you! Rembembering all the times you would drive us to Jacksonville,N.C.and the fun times we all had. I will never forget you. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Toni Fisher - Hartford, CT

“RIP BUNK YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED!!MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Adrienne Williams - Jacksonville, NC

“Sending My Condolences And Prayers To The Family. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Margie Ebron - Waterbury, CT

“My condolence to the family ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Rozz Allen - Waterbury, CT

“To my family my heart is with you during this difficult time sorry for the loss of your patriarch Bernice Eason. R.i.P. Cousin Bunk. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: James Hunter - Waterbury, CT

“My sincere condolences to the family. May God bring you comfort and peace. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Carolyn McDonald Hurdle - CT

“Sending my condolenses to the family and praying for peace and blessings. Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Tarshia Faniel - Charlotte, NC

“Family be at peace for God knows. I pray your strength during this time of change. I'm a descendant of the Eason family out of Bertie N.C. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mary King - Chesapeake, VA

“My condolences to family. Rip ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Betty Wright - Bristol, PA

“Sending all my love and prayers from my family to yoursLove u Chanta, Bernie and Mrs Eason ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Yvette Boatwright - NC - friend

“The fight is over rest in peace uncle bunk sending prayers and love to Aunt Merle Bernadette and Chanta ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Anginette Johnson-Butler - GA

“Sending my condolences to Aunt Merlie and the girls. Just know your family in Elizabeth City love you and were so grateful for the love and...Read More ยป
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jackie Brown - Elizabeth City, NC


Mr. Bernice B. Eason, 79, of Waterbury, departed this life on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT. He was the husband of Merlie (Tyler) Eason.

Mr. Eason was born on August 10, 1940 in Hobbsville, NC to the late Charlie Jr. and Mary Elizabeth (Winslow) Eason.

"Bunk" as he was known by all, was educated in the North Carolina public school system and graduated from T.S. Cooper High School, class of 1958 where he was a star basketball player. "Bunk" joined Joppa Baptist Church in Hobbsville, NC at an early age and later on became a member of Zion Baptist Church in Waterbury, CT. He relocated to Long Island, NY to live with his oldest sister, Lessie Mae (Eason) Goodman; then relocated to back Waterbury, CT to live with his brother Lester and Erma (Hurdle) Eason. Bunk was employed at Waterbury Garment Company; Uniroyal; Pratt & Whitney; New Opportunities Meals on Wheels; and Chapel Memorial Funeral Home until 2017. Bunk left an impression on everyone he met and was well known for his humor and liveliness. You always knew when he was in the room. There was another side to Bunk; he loved his family and most of all his grandchildren. Bunk loved to look good, was a sharp dresser, and could wear a hat like no one else could. Bunk was an avid sports fan. He loved baseball, basketball and softball. He loved the Yankees, Dodgers and the New England Patriots. He also had the opportunity to manage some baseball teams. In his early years he played baseball for The Laurels, The Dukes, The Tigers and he also played for Pratt & Whitney. During his baseball career he received many trophies and recognition and also had the opportunity to try out for the Brooklyn Dodgers. During his spare time he also enjoyed bowling, gambling and playing cards. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Besides Merlie, his wife of 54 years, he leaves to cherish his memory; two daughters: Bernadette Eason (Eric) Aydlett of Elizabeth City, NC and the love of his life, Chanta Eason of Waterbury, two sons; Jeffery Norfleet and Darryl (Tanya) Harris both of Waterbury; two sisters: Madeline E. Trotman of Waterbury and Frances E. Lamb of Chesapeake, VA; two brothers: Dallas ("DC") Eason and Melvin (Leauntine) Eason both of Waterbury; sister-in-law: Lottie (Hart) Eason of Waterbury, CT; Linda D. Bogues of Elizabeth City, NC; Letitia Bogues (George) White of Camden, NC; Dorothy Tyler of Willingboro, NJ; Susan (Carter) Bogues of Waterbury, CT; brother-in-law: Linwood (Dorothy) Bogues, Sr. of Camden, NC; Larry (Sandra) Bogues of Newport News, VA; Donald R. Bogues of Waterbury, seven grandchildren: Tiana Minchenko, Erica Aydlett, Ananda Sunday Eason, Tajon Sunday Eason, Briana Aydlett, Dernell Kinsey, Dajon Kinsey; two great grandchildren: Nevin Kinsey, Ryla Kinsey and god-daughter, Anginette Johnson Butler, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and his Chapel Memorial Family who will miss him dearly.

He was predeceased by his daughter; Michelle Eason; five brothers: Tom, Herman, Floyd, Lester and Shelton Eason; four sisters: Lessie Mae E. Goodman, Savannah E. Williams, Marie Eason and Alma E. Byrd.