The problem with that assumption was her incredibly young age, when he was killed.
It took her years to comprehend who he was and also to reconcile the loss of him.
The pain of becoming fatherless so early on propelled her into mentoring young ladies who had been likewise denied the fruits of a father/daughter relationship.
The deaths of her mother in 2006 and only sister Yolanda in 2007 marked a turning point for Bernice.
She decided to embrace the calling openly for her life and begin to do everything possible to bring a new dream to a new generation.
She donated over $100,000 of her personal funds to New Birth Missionary Church for scholarships.
Later, she spoke at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to reach out to all the youth of this nation, subsequently, became her hallmark and passion.
The King Center hosted a women’s empowerment evening on March 28, 2014, in honor of Bernice’s 51st birthday.
Bernice confirmed that a special screening of the documentary “Girls Rising” was shown as a “design to educate, empower, and inspire all young women to confront and overcome the obstacles they may face during their struggles to fulfill their dreams and impact the global community.”
She has opted to plant the seeds of change in a new generation through self-awareness and empowerment.
Bernice Kingexpressed in her youth that she would love to be the first woman president of the United States.
Those are the kind of dreams her parents made possible through their dedication and personal sacrifices.
She has proven over and over again that no matter how tough the road may be, all things are possible!