Alberta “Bertie” Lewis

Alberta “Bertie” Lewis, age 95 of Greenville, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Helia Health Care in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Greenville First Christian Church with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday there at the Church. For those who desire memorials in Bertie’s memory may be made to the Zion Cemetery.

Alberta Louis Jones, the dauther of Othel Harrison Jones and Elsie Miriah Cook Jones was born on February 22, 1921 in Donnellson, Illinois. Bertie grew up there and attended the Donnellson Schools.

Bertie and G. Mearl Lewis were united in marriage on May 25, 1939 in St. Louis and enjoyed over 63 years together before his death on May 10, 2003. They are the parents of seven children five of whom survive: Connie (Jerry) Criner, Paula (Burl) Marohl, Terry (Cindy) Lewis, Jerry Lewis, Kevin (Becky) Lewis, daughter-in-law Bunny Lewis, 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Bertie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mearl, daughter Phyllis Davidson, son Gary Lewis, and siblings: Marie Tirey, Virginia Blackburn, Bonnie Howard, Pete Jones, Carl Jones, and Alpheus Jones.

Bertie was a member of the Woburn Baptist Church and is affiliated with the Greenville First Christian Church.

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