Obituary of Bertha Williams- Rodgers
Bertha Mae Rogers was born May 20, 1937, to the parentage of Finnie and Hallie Williams, Sr. in Abbott, Texas and was the youngest of sixteen children. She married James T. Jordan in 1950 and to this union a daughter, Vivian M. Jordan, was born. Bertha later united in holy matrimony to Joe Rogers, Jr. who preceded her in death.
Bertha graduated from Dunbar High School (West, TX) in 1950 where she was a star player in two sports, basketball and track. She moved to Dallas in 1957 and completed vocational nursing school training. Following graduation she joined Parkland Hospital where she worked as a nurse for almost 24 years. After her marriage to Joe in 1988, she joined him in Sacramento, CA where she was employed at University of California Davis Medical Center until her retirement in 1999.
Bertha found enjoyment in participating in many activities. She was a founder and past president of the Dunbar All Schools Alumni Association and a key member of Sacramento, CA chapter of the Southwestern Christian College Scholarship Planning Committee where she also served as secretary. Bertha was a creative spirit who enjoyed doll making, photo restoration, creating original greeting cards, as well as collecting and reciting poems.
Her early Christian training began at Bold Spring Missionary Baptist Church in West; while in Sacramento she was a mainstay in the North Metro Church of Christ. After Bertha's return to Dallas in 2004, she joined Central Pointe' Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Senior Ministry and the Ladies of Elegance Widows' Support Group. Bertha loved the Lord and remained faithful to the word of God until her death.
Bertha leaves to cherish the memories of her wonderful life, her devoted daughter, Vivian (Vee) Jordan, her grandson, Kedric (K-Jay) Jordan of Dallas; sister Margret Silas; three sisters-in-law Nettie Williams, Hortense Marshall of Dallas, and Vera Richardson of Fort Worth; plus a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends (including the Central Pointe' Church family) who truly loved her dearly.
1932–2003 (m. 1988)
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