Bernadine Moses

April 8, 1939 ~ November 18, 2020 (age 81)



Visitation Open to Public, Funeral by invitation only.


Bernadine Moses was born in East Tallassee, Alabama on April 8,1939. She was the daughter of the late James Mitchell Moses and Carrie Ethel Washington-Moses. Predeceased by her husband Douglas Lee Brown and son Curtis Mitchell Brown. Also, predeceased by two sisters, Martha Moses, Jacqueline Mack (Curtis) and one brother, Willie James Moses all of Albany, NY. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Frederick Douglas Brown; Kobla Mawule Brown, both of Brooklyn, NY and one daughter, Maya Angelou Bernadine Brown of Albany, NY, two grandchildren, Daniel Lee Brown and Nyobi Bernadine Brown both of Brooklyn, NY; three sisters, Peggy L. Balaam (Otha) of Syracuse, NY; Yvonne Jordan (Willie) of Newton, Mississippi; Jeanette South (Samuel) and one brother, Tommie Lee Moses of Albany, NY and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She also had a special lifetime friendship with Ms. Louise Spenser of Brooklyn, NY. 

Bernadine attended college at the famous Tuskegee Institute now known as Tuskegee University in the state of Alabama earning a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences. After graduation she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she married and began her career at Kings County Hospital. She worked as a dietitian and later was promoted to Assistant Director of Nutrition in which she served for well over 30 years.

Family was a priority for Bernadine as she poured love on her children and grandchildren.  She was a quiet, gentle, generous and goodhearted person and loved to be around people. Her favorite pass time was shopping for clothes for every and anybody. She really embodied the role of “shop till you drop”.   Bernadine lived a long and productive life; she was a special person, and her life is to be remembered as a blessing to many and her memory is to be treasured.  


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December 3, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
S.L. Mclaughlin Funeral Home
1226 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Private Service

S.L. Mclaughlin Funeral Home
1226 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

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