June 24, 1926 - October 22, 2018
Bertha Esther Pierce, 92, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at Royal Suites Rehabilitation Center in Galloway, NJ. She was born June 24, 1926 in Bridgeton, NJ to Eugene and Jean Bertha (nee Cooper) Pierce. Bertha was a lifelong resident of Bridgeton where she married (now deceased) Carl A. Pierce, Jr. and lovingly and devotedly raised three children: Kenneth (wife-Patty) Pierce, Bruce (wife-Loretta) Pierce and Patricia (husband-Rodney) Brunson. Bertha enjoyed being a homemaker and therefore developed her talent for sewing (making school clothes for her daughter and very cool Barbie clothes), baking (her Christmas cookies were well known by family and friends alike) and gardening (produce shared with everyone she knew). When her youngest went off to school, Bertha decided to pursue a career in education. In the early 60’s she became a substitute teacher and soon enrolled in college to study elementary education. Her pursuits lead her to specialize in remedial reading and math. She enjoyed this path and after retirement, her dinner “get –togethers” with her closest co-workers became a special part of her life. Bertha is predeceased by her husband Carl, her mother, Jean Bertha, father Eugene, brothers: Horace, Carlton, Eugene, and Anthony Pierce, sisters: Sara Crawford, Ida Wells, Cora Ward, Lillian Pierce and Ella Rogers. She is survived by brother David Pierce (wife-Nancy) whom she held a special place in her heart, sister-in-law Marcella Pierce, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Bertha was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She leaves to mourn many relatives and friends who loved her dearly and will miss her quiet, gentle ways. A chapter has been completed, A page has been turned, A life well lived, A rest well earned. The world’s loss, Heaven’s gain-there will be no shortage of Angels. May God eternally envelop Bertha in His loving arms. Family and Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00am at Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Bridgeton, NJ. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services, with interment following services at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Bertha Esther Pierce, 92, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at Royal Suites Rehabilitation Center in Galloway, NJ. She was born June 24, 1926 in Bridgeton, NJ to Eugene and Jean Bertha (nee Cooper) Pierce. Bertha was a lifelong resident... View Obituary & Service Information
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