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Bernice Ann Fresso, 86
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Bernice Ann Fresso, 86, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital.
 She was a native of Chicago, Ill., and raised in Cannon County. Survivors include her six children, Elaine (Joe) O’Connell of Cedar Lake, Ind., Brenda (Brian) Lane of Chattanooga, Richard Thomas, Gregory Thomas, and Sheila Thomas, all of McMinnville, and James (Deborah) Fresso of Murfreesboro; sister, Dorothy Chlopek of Buford, Ga.; and nine grandchildren, Denene (Paul) Reppa, John (Linda) O’Connell, Luke (Lisa) O’Connell, Ara Lane, Matthew Lane, Sarah (Ronnie) Roark, Shannon (Jason) Ours, Heather (Jason) Morris, and James Anthony Fresso. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Dennis and Willie Bell “Crete” Barrett Dennis.
Ms. Fresso was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and was a self-employed business owner in Chicago. After returning to Tennessee, she raised cattle. She also opened her home for two years for women of domestic violence in order to obtain a grant for the shelter in Warren County. She served a total of 79 families during the two years.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with James McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.
Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.