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Greater Mt Zion Baptist Church
Tuesday September 15th, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Greater Mt Zion Baptist Church
Tuesday September 15th, 2015

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Bertha Carey

Bertha Martin Carey was born June 7, 1913 in Sprotts,Alabama The daughter of the late Jim and Estella Young Martin. She moved with her family to West Virginia at the age of Three. Bertha Transitioned this life Sunday September 6th at C.A.M.C. General Division. She was a Beloved resident at the Dunbar Care-Genesis Long Term Care Facility. She was also preceded in death by her Husband Wilber C Carey SR, a son Henry F Carey six brothers Willie, Jeff, Memphis, O.D., James and Ernest  five sisters Cornelia Perry, Pearl Stinson, Clemistine Glenn and Addie Ward. Bertha was a Long Time Member of the Greater Mt Zion Baptist Church in Holden serving as Mother of the Church for many years and faithful choir member. She was a retired Commercial cook and domestic worker. A Aracoma High School Graduate where she was Inducted into the Aracoma High School's Sports Hall of Fame as a Cheerleader, Member of the Federated Woman's Club of Logan, Daughter of Isis Lodge and Past President of West Virginia's Chapter of the Martin Family Reunion. Bertha enjoyed Cooking, Sewing and reading her Bible. She was often asked by family members the secret to her good cooking. Bertha loved to dance and won many dance contests. she said her father said to her one day " if anything will keep you out of heaven; it would be your dancing. Thank God for Salvation Survivors left to cherish her memory include Three Loving Daughters Mrs June L Parker of Columbus,OH, Mrs Donna Jean McCoy of Huntington,WV and Ms Malva J Carey of Institute WV  Four Loving sons Wilber C Carey Jr of Odenton, MD, Joseph C Carey of Merced, CA, Elbert James Carey of Detroit, MI and Albert Martin Carey of Merced CA. Two Sisters Jamie Martin Lewis of Detroit, MI and Mahalley Martin Dobyne of Columbus, OH 15 Grandchildren 16 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great Great Grandchildren and a host of Nieces, Nephews Cousins other relatives and Friends Her special care Giver Dorietta Hairston and the Caring Staff at Dunbar Care Center.  Services will be Tuesday September 15th at 1 PM at the Greater Mt Zion Baptist Church in Holden with Rev Michael Pollard Officiating. Friends may call 1 hour Prior to services at the Church.  Collins Funeral Home Switzer is in charge. Condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com

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Sleep in peace dear Ms.Bertha until all things are made new !

Mycena Dickerson Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

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Together, we mourn the loss, honor the memory, and celebrate the life of someone who will be so deeply missed. In loving memory from your first grandchildren Joseph C Carey Jr, Vikki R.(Carey) Bazzle, Elizabeth J. Carey

Expression of Sympathy Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the family of Bertha Carey.

Alice and James Steele Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

Our dear Aunt Bertha, what a wonderful woman of God, she always had a smile, or words of kindness and encouragement, she made you welcome, we will miss you, we all loved you, but God loved you best. When He looked down He saw that you were tired, and He called, and you answered, you Rest High On That Mountain, because your work down here is done, tell my momma hello for me and we will see all of you on the streets of Gold where there is no crying, pain, where there will be singing, rejoicing with the Lord in His Kingdom where He prepared a place for all. You will be missed. I pray that these words will comfort your loved ones. Fly High my Aunt Bertha Carey.

Coleman and Cowan Family Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

I grew up on Logan Ave. where Bertha and Wilbur raised their family. What a beautiful family. Their children were the same ages as myself and my brother Foxy and sisters, Helen and Renie. Heaven has gained a true angel. RIP Bertha.

Rosella Hanners Wagner Sep 13 2015 12:00 AM

My Aunt Berths was the finest lady that I've ever known...she made me feel loved and I have great memories of playing on her porch in Logan listening to my cousins sing on albums and watching one of the greatest love stories unfold she and Uncle Wilbur, my grandmother Willie Bell had the closest bond with Aunt Bertha and the two of them showed us all how to take care of family....It's not over Aunt Bertha see you in Paradise! Ps 37:29

Tiane Jones Sep 13 2015 12:00 AM

Lisa and the rest of the family, you have my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Gramma Bertha was loved and will be missed. I remember Lisa and I stealing those Graham Craker Pies...She s baking them in Glory now. Family be strengthened by the Lord! Shes with Grandma Ruth Johnson now. We will see them again.

Antoinette Johnson-Montgomery Sep 12 2015 12:00 AM

The Carey family is just like family to me and has been for years. Because I claim you all as my brothers and sisters I am mourning along with you. I am unable to attend the service so I am sending love,hugs and most of all prayers.
Soar high Mrs. Carey you have earned your Angel wings and God has welcomed you as a faithful servant.

C.C. Murrell Sep 12 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Carey family...what a beautiful angel the Lord called home. Scripture says in Psalm 91:16 with long life will I satisfy him...What a blessing to live to be 102. May you find comfort in his word. Love you Chris and dad Mr. Carey. -Lakeisha

Lakeisha Sep 12 2015 12:00 AM

Our Dearest Friend, Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of your loss. Mrs, Carey from reading her activities is a wonderful person and we are sure God will take her into his home where she will continue to uplift everyone she will meet in the here after. Much Love Rich and Marilyn

Mr & Mrs Richard Feucht Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM

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