Bernice Joyce Leissner, 99, of Highlands, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019. She was born on January 5, 1920 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Alexander Hohensee and Kate Goodman Hohensee. She enjoyed all of her children’s activities, reading, sewing, and crafts. She was a volunteer for Churches United In Caring for many years until she was no longer able to go. Bernice was a kind and caring woman who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Milton Leissner; son, Jon Leissner; parents, Alexander and Kate Hohensee; siblings, Yva Lee Addison, Warner Hohensee, Windol Hohensee, Bobby Hohensee, and Wayne Hohensee.
She is survived by her children, Judith Simpson and husband Allen, Tommy Leissner and wife Nancy, Becky Lamb and husband Larry, and Bonnie James; daughter-in-law, Linda Leissner; grandchildren, Shannon O’Neal and husband T.L., Clay Leissner, Tonya Blankenship and husband Danny, Dorci Hill and husband Rex, Kristi Schwartz and husband David, Troy Simpson and wife Brooke, and Michelle Hernandez and husband Pedro; great-grandchildren, Karli, Kyle, Kylee, Lillian, Nike, Callen, and Emma; and a host of extended family and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:00am, followed by a Celebration of Bernice’s Life at 11:00am at 1st Baptist Church of Crosby, 615 Runneburg Rd., Crosby, TX 77532. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, TX 77562.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to 1st Baptist Church of Crosby, 615 Runneburg Rd., Crosby, TX 77532, 281-328-2564.