Bertha Louise Black
"Her wings were ready but we were not. Rest now, our beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend"
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Bertha Louise (Montgomery) Black was born February 16, 1929 in Beatrice, AL, to the late Major and Dovie Montgomery. She was a member of New Purchase C.M.E. Church in Beatrice, AL, where she served as a Choir member, Stewardess, and Usher. She believed in her Lord and Savior and worshiped him throughout her lifetime, serving with a joyful spirit and kind heart.
Educated in the public schools of Monroe County, she attended and graduated from the Monroe County Training School (now J. F. Shields High School), Beatrice, AL. She spent most of her career as a Nutritionist with the Monroe County Extension Service and an Insurance Sales Agent with Unity Life and Burial and Booker T. Washington Insurance Companies. She was married to the late Alexander “Alex” Black Sr., and to this union were born eight children. Bertha Black was a loving wife and mother. She loved and adored her children, but her grandchildren stole her heart. It brought her great joy to spend time with them.
At the age of 91, Bertha Louise Montgomery Black passed away peacefully. On February 1, 2021 at her home in Beatrice, AL, she traded her earthly labors for a mansion in Heaven. She rests now with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and one loved daughter, Versie M. Black.
Mrs. Louise leaves to mourn her death seven children; three sons: Alexander Black Jr. of Dayton, OH, Elgin (Jacqueline) Black of Montgomery, AL, Lawrence (Carolyn) Black of Beatrice, AL; four daughters: Evelyn Black-Stiner of Montgomery, AL, Loretta Black and Glenda Black-Prevo, both of Beatrice, AL, and Naomi Black-Harris of Alexandria, LA; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, extended family and friends.
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