Bernice Lewis Setty (NeNe), 90, formerly of West Portsmouth passed away Saturday March 19, 2022. She was born January 22, 1932 in Carter, KY to the late Bessie and Jim Lewis. Bernice is survived by two sons, Brian Saul and wife Sheryl of South Point, OH, Gerald Baker and wife Jeannie of West Portsmouth, OH; stepdaughters, Jonna Anderson and Teresa Wilson. Nene’s pride and joy were her grandchildren Matt Baker, Savannah Baker, Isaiah Saul and Katie Saul.
Bernice is also survived by a sister, Joy Floyd of Dayton, OH and a brother, Roger Lewis of Grayson, KY. In addition. she is survived by nieces and nephews, all whom she adored.
Bernice was also preceded in death by husbands Bob Baker, Ray Saul and Hartzel Setty as well as sisters Lottie Kiser, Elsie Zornes, Judy Fluke and brothers, Jack Lewis and Otha Lewis.
She worked 26 1/2 years at Williams Shoe Factory in Portsmouth and 15 years at Southern Hills and Mercy Hospitals. She also worked tirelessly running Setty’s Ashland and Grocery for many years.
Bernice loved traveling, especially if it involved traveling with or visiting family. Nene always took great interest in her family’s education, careers and well-being. Many depended on her for guidance and advice as she served as the family anchor.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday March 24, 2022 at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Pastor Parrish Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace, OH. Visitation will be 12 Noon to 1:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to DWSwickFuneralHome.com.