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Bernice King

Bernice H. King, 69, of Piscataway, New Jersey, passed away on January 29, 2013. She was diagnosed with cancer in mid 2012 and courageously battled her illness before her passing.

Bernice was born on July 20, 1943 in Plainfield, N.J., and was one of six children to Bernard and Theodora Hayden.

Bernice began employment in 1978 as a senior registration clerk at Rutgers University, and held her position for 32 years before retiring after becoming ill in October 2012. She will be sorely missed by her co-workers.

Bernice is survived by her husband of 45 years, Eugene King of Piscataway, N.J.; son, Eric King of Union, N.J.; mother, Theodora Hayden of Plainfield, N.J.; sister, Charlotte Pierre of Plainfield, N.J.; sister, Marilyn Auten of Edgewater Park, N.J.; brother, Bernard Hayden of Plainfield, N.J.; nieces, Shawn Johnson and Tisha Pierre of Plainfield, N.J., Charo and Chey Pierre of Orange, N.J., and Janelle Auten of Edgewater Park, N.J.; nephews, Aaron Auten of Delran, N.J., Eric Hayden of Plainfield, N.J., Cartrell and Omar Boroughs of New York, as well as many other relatives and friends. She will also be sorely missed by her husband's family, and in-laws, Pat and George Powell and family, Mildred and Jessie Scott and family, and Duane King.

Bernice's funeral service was held at the Higgins Funeral Home on February 5.

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