Bernice Berman Lipton, age 99, a native of Atlanta, died on July 4. She was predeceased by her adored husband of over 60 years, Nathan Lipton, her honored parents, Gus and Gussie Berman as well as her sisters and brothers to whom she was a caring, concerned sibling. Her immense empathy and love for others, her dry sense of humor, charm and personality endeared her to a wide range of friends and people. Her unconditional love for her family seemed to be endless. Her life lessons now have touched her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bernice is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-law, George and Camille Lipton, Atlanta; Steve and Kathy Lipton, Roswell and Richard Lipton, Panama City, FL; grandchildren: Kristen and Ben Hoots, Laurie and Wes Sills, David and Casey Lipton, Lisa and David Ates, Lindsay and Yuri Platoshyn, Logan and Spencer Burks, Jennifer Lipton, Zach Lipton and Lauren Lipton; five great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as her devoted niece, whom she always called daughter, Judy R. and J.D Viness, Atlanta and her gentle, loyal caregiver, Angela Johnson. Bernice will be eternally missed and forever remembered by everyone she met. She always unselfishly did good deeds for others to enrich their lives. Bernice generously devoted numerous hours to many service organizations being a life member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue and its sisterhood, Greater Atlanta Hadassah, Bnai Brith Women. She served for many years as advisor to Bnai Brith Girl’s Clubs. She also served as a volunteer rape crisis counselor at Grady Hospital and assisted in the Grady Hospital Preemie Nursery. Bernice, along with Nathan, worked tirelessly for the funding and founding of the Hebrew Academy of Atlanta (Greenfield Hebrew Academy), Atlanta’s first Hebrew Day School. She was a graduate of Girls High School and the Northwestern School of Dental Hygiene. She practiced Dental Hygiene for many years in Atlanta while raising her family. Bernice was a proud, strong, beautiful, charming woman who never hesitated to tell it like it is. Her values have influenced, for good, many others over the decades. All will surely call Bernice a Woman of Valor. Sign online guest book at www.jewishfuneralcare.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Greenfield Hebrew Academy of Atlanta, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Greater Atlanta Hadassah or the William Breman Jewish Home of Atlanta. Graveside services were held Mon., July 7 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.
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