The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at First Salem Baptist Church, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Champ Waters Cemetery, Montezuma, Georgia.
Bertha was born on June 18, 1942 to the late Ruth Fobbs Simpson and the late Joe Lee Trice in Montezuma, Georgia. She was reared by her and stepdad the late Miles Simpson Sr. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Geneva Harvey, John W. Simpson, J.B. Simpson, Kenny Simpson, and Carolyn Simpson. At an early age she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at First Salem Baptist Church. She educated through the public school system of Macon County and attended the historic D.F. Douglass High School. She was employed with Southern Frozen Food. Bertha was joined in holy matrimony to the late Charles Turner and to this union one son, Ronald Turner, was born. Her only son preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are her siblings, Dorothy S. (Lewis) Felton, Perry, Georgia, Lamar Simpson, Jonesboro, Georgia, Clovis L. (Debra) Simpson, Atlanta, Georgia, Miles J. (Linda) Simpson, Montezuma, Georgia, Glenda Simpson, Jonesboro, Georgia, Linda Trice, Alvin Trice, both of Miami, Florida, Helen Trice and April Trice Hutchett both of Detroit, Michigan; a sister-in-law, Annie B. Simpson, Decatur, Georgia; aunts, Nannie M. Tooke, Mary L. Harrison, Bertha Fobbs, and Rosetta Kendrick, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Martha Campbell, Christine Simpson, Atlanta, Georgia and Jannie Smith, Midway, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.