Remembering the “Good Times” with Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette (center) is surrounded by some of the ladies from the Kappa Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

By Janice Malone 

NASHVILLE, TN — It was a fun-filled and inspiring event during the ‘An Evening with Bern Nadette Stanis’ event at Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church. It was presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Kappa Lambda Omega chapter. The actress/author starred as “Thelma Evans” on the 70’s hit sitcom GOOD TIMES.

Actress Bern Nadette Stanis holds a copy of the latest edition of the Tennessee Tribune during her recent visit to
Nashville last week. Photos by Janice Malone

The beautiful actress shared details from her most recent book entitled, ‘The Last Night, A Caregivers Journey Through Transition and Beyond,’ which profiles her walk as a loving daughter with her beloved mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Ms. Stanis is also a celebrity spokesperson for the National Alzheimer’s Association. 

Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church was filled to capacity with those who came out to see the beloved TV star, as she graciously signed books and posed for pictures with adoring fans. Proceeds will go to the Remembering the Good Times Foundation, which Bern Nadette founded in honor of her mother, to help erase the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease. “The Last Night’ is one of my dearest books about my life’s story of walking with my mother and being a caregiver during

l-r; Leah Dupree, Bern Nadette Stanis and State Rep.
Rev. Harold M. Love Jr., Pastor of Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church

her battle with Alzheimer’s for 8 years,” shared Bern Nadette shortly after autographing books for a long line of fans. She devotes much of her time touring to help share information about Alzheimer’s awareness, care, and preventative measures. “I believe this is something that I will be doing until the end of time or until a cure is found for this dreaded disease,” she says. When Bern Nadette is not doing book tours or writing, she also does personal appearance visits to the U.S. military troops, which she says are big supporters of her foundation. 

Throughout her travels, Ms. Stanis is constantly asked about the possibility of a Good Times reunion project. She says, “Something is going to happen with a reunion project. People really want to see it and I’m going to help with writing the script,” she revealed.  Bern Nadette further adds that after this year she will be returning to Hollywood for some new projects which her agents have been discussing with her. 

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