Mary (Bernice) Kirkland Adam was born on January 4, 1955 in Moss Point, Mississippi to Frank and Maggie Kirkland. Bernice attended Moss Point schools growing up and later worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding in the Electrical Department. After a lengthy illness she left this world on June 23, 2018.
She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Mary Denise Nash Moore, her parents Frank and Maggie Lee Kirkland, and siblings, Willis Henry Kirkland, Ralph Odell Kirkland, and Wanda Janell Atkinson.
She is survived by two sons Paul Nash Jr. and Logan Mason, three grandchildren, Haliegh Elizabeth Scudder, Payton Hicks (Jackie) and Ragan Bass, and five great grandchildren, Kensley Bourn, Karter Scudder, Harper Hicks, Aubreigh Hicks, and Kaydon Hicks.
She is also survived by several siblings, Mavis Kathern Buckhaults, (Billy), Sarah Ann Moncrief, Shirley Mae Erwin, Shelby Dean Pierce, (Bobby), Patricia Lynn Roberts, (Bobby), Benny Larry Kirkland, Brenda Ruth Autry, and Janice Marie Brushaber.