Beatrice P. Bivins, 91, of Meriden, wife of the late Joseph T. Bivins departed this life at Mid-State Hospital on Monday, October 10, 2011. Born March 15, 1920 to the union of the late Essie Jones Platt and Willis Oliver Platt. Sister Bivins or Aunt 'B' as she was affectionately called, graduated from Bookerville High School of Volusia County, FL. Moved with her husband to Connecticut in 1952 and worked as a Domestic for over 40 years retiring in 2009. But her labor of love was to Christ and her church , The Meriden Bible Way Church. There she taught Sunday School, ushered , and was a missionary. She was secretary of the church and the local missionary board. Her plants and flowers were another one of her loves. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Thelma Platt and two brothers, Lewis and Holly Platt. Aunt B leaves to cherish her memory, nieces, Altemese Jones, Lois Platt and Ann Ross of NYC and nephews, Sedekae Platt of NYC, Deacon Joe (Brenda) Spikes and Deacon Aaron Spikes of Meriden. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 15th at Meriden Bible Way Church, 269 South Colony St., Meriden at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to visit with the family prior to the service from 10 to 11a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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