BERNICE IS A HARD WORKING MOM WHO HAS A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY. BERNIECE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE PIANO PIANO IS HALF HERS. ON PAGE 15 BERNIECE TELLS BOY WILLIE "BOY WILLIE, I WANT YOU AND LYMAN TO GO AHEAD AND LEAVE MY HOUSE. JUST GO ONSOME WERE.
Doaker is boy willies and Berniece's uncle. He used to works on the rail roads doaker is important to this beek because the whole book takes place in his house. On page 9 doaker says "how your people doing down there?" This is important because it shows that he cares about his people.