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Official Obituary of

Bertha Mae Williamson

July 1, 1931 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Bertha Williamson Obituary

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” - II Corinthians 5:8

In life, all mortal souls will travel from our birth and into the passage of death. No matter how long we travel in life, just remember that the Lord is always and ever with us. When that time comes to bid this life farewell, we should find comfort in knowing that a loving God will be there with us to guide us to our new home. It really doesn’t matter about how long one lives; the most important factor is whether we did what we could with the life that was given to us and how we treated others. The clock of life for Bertha Mae Cobb Williamson began in Seville, GA, on July 1, 1931, to the parentage of Beulah Mae (London) and Dan Clark. They, along with her stepfather, William (Sonny) Grant, preceded her in death. She was raised in and lived most of her early life in Perry, Florida. Siblings that preceded her in death were brothers, Matthew Grant and William (Bill) Grant; sisters, Johnnie Bell Grant and Dorothy (Grant) Singleton. Her sister, Etta Mae Grant Brown, is the only surviving sibling.

Bertha was educated in Perry, FL, in the city’s public elementary school and attended Jerkins High School. In 1966, Bertha Mae moved to Brunswick, GA, to be near her mother and younger siblings and made it her home. Most of Bertha’s work experience, locally, was as a housekeeper in private homes on Sea Island, GA. She made a profession of faith, after having accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church of Brunswick, GA, where she served as a choir member. One of the highlights of her life was when her children surprised her with a party on her 90th birthday. She showed everyone that she could still boogie. In her times of leisure, Bertha enjoyed shopping and gardening. She loved watching what would evolve from the work of her green thumb.

Bertha has finished her journey. A life exemplified by her faith, her love for her family and friends, and a commitment to God. On March 11, 2024, God added her to His heavenly garden, when she departed her physical life to be with him. Bertha was the mother of eight children. Two of them, Elizabeth Cobb and Willie Arthur Johnson preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were grandchildren, Rodriquez Johnson and Rosyce Dixon; great-grandchild, D’Nea Wilson and great-great grand, Alira Jacques.

Bertha leaves to cherish many special memories: her children, Aaron (Barbara) Cobb, Miramar, FL, Linda (Ted) Adams, West Palm Beach, FL, Larry (Patrice) Johnson, Detroit, MI, Rebecca (Dennis) Bean, Warner Robins, GA, Machetta (Alfonzia) Moses, Brunswick, GA and Sonja (James) Bell, Brunswick, GA; sister, Etta Mae Brown; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, thirteen great, great-grandchildren; bonus children, Betty and Edward Miller; and special friends, Mary Walker, Geneva Johnson, Betty Warren, and Rose Ketchup and Daisy Hodges.

Due to the current state of (the COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home or any other facility at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative of each of you for all acts of kindness shown to them during this difficult time in their lives.

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March 22, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Paul Baptist Church
1929 Albany Street
Brunswick, GA 31520


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