|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1990|
Parents: Grover Cleveland Simmons, Sr. and Lizzie Wells Simmons (both deceased)
Spouse: Lester Gilstrap (deceased).
At an early age Bertha moved with her family from Hancock County to Rockdale County, Georgia. She spent most of her life serving her family and her church. In 1930 she married Lester Gilstrap and to this union one daughter was born.
Bertha and her husband were owners of owners and managers of Lester's Cafe of Conyers, Georgia before it was destroyed by fire. She later worked as a dietician at the J. P. Carr School in Conyers, GA and retired from the Lifetime Foams Company of Conyers, GA. to care for her ill husband who preceded her in death by six months.
Bertha was recognized for her excellent skill in cooking and often hosted her family at summer picnics, Christmas celebrations and on Mother's Day.
Funeral services for Bertha Gilstrap were held on Monday, January 15, 1990 at Rock Temple A. M. E. Church, Conyers, GA.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the George Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Conyers, GA.
Green Meadows Memorial Gardens
Created by: Geri
Record added: Aug 23, 2004
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