Bertha Wabbington Williams
  • 96 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 21, 1917
  • Place of birth:
    Alabama, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 2, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
In honor of her life, the memory of Aunt Bertha Wabbington Williams (Aunt Polly) will be with us forever! Her living and love of family will not be in vain as we go forth as ONE FAMILY, committed to be forever close!

This memorial website was created by "Your Extra Set of Hands" Event Planners which is the brain child of sisters Vernestine and Jessie.  The advisory for "Your Extra Set of Hands" are Shelia Dupree, Stephanie Sanders, Leeah Hughes, Erin Sanders and Jasmine Dupree Samuel ,who are also Aunt Bertha's nieces.
On March 2, 2014; the news spread that our grandmother Erin Wabbington Mitchell's last surviving sibling had crossed over from Earth to Eternal Life.  
In memory of our Aunt and loved one, Bertha Wabbington Williams, known by many as "Aunt Bertha" or "Aunt Polly", this site will provide a place for others to leave messages of encouragement. .She lived a beautiful life and was constantly on a mission to keep the beauty of "FAMILY and FAMILY REUNIONS" alive and moving forward.  Bertha Wabbington Williams was a  glamourous lady!  She believed in Beauty, Love of God and Family and Education. She loved music and we will always remember how beautifully she sang " This Little Light of Mine" at the worship service as we closed out the family reunion in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008.  Aunt Bertha was a living witness to the scripture " To Everything,There Is a Season".  This was her season to leave us.
Although she will be missed, the very fact that GOD loaned her to us for over 90 years will motivate us to MOVE forward rather than waddle in the past and simply mourn.  We will commit to keeping the legacy of Family close and meaningful.  We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Carol White on 21st March 2015

"Cousin Bertha(Polly) Happy Birthday in Heaven!!!  When God make you he made the best ever. Your  smiles, encouragements, wisdom, laughs, memories and the love you taught all of us about God, family and most of all to Love one another regardless will be cherished forever.  We are who we are because of you! Rest In Peace. Missed but not forgotten!!!
Love Always,
Cousins, Carol and Ruth White Family"

This tribute was added by Willene Randolph on 2nd March 2015

"Dear Aunt Polly.  Missing your presence here on earth but knowing you are in a better place.  We cherish your memory and your legacy of love still burns in our hearts. Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Carol White on 2nd March 2015

"Life is full of {Blessings} and one of the best ones is {You.}
"Happy Birthday in Heaven!! Oh,how I miss you and our conversations!"
..and I will bless thee ... and thou shalt be a blessing. Genesis 12-2 KJV.
R.I.P. Dear Cousin Polly."

This tribute was added by Dinah Black-Campbell on 12th March 2014

"I will cherish every second that we spent together. Aunt Polly thank you!"

This tribute was added by Greg Shine on 12th March 2014

"To our Matriarch Aunt Polly, We will miss you but we know God had plans for you in heaven. I had forgotten that you shared a Birth date with my mother your niece Sallie Grace Wabbington. I guess that's why you two were so close. Tell her hello for us. We Love you Aunt Polly and will continue to carry on your legacy of building strong family ties. I'm blessed to have had the pleasure to spend this short time with you on earth and I'll see you when God calls me too. R.I.P Aunt Polly."

This tribute was added by Carol White on 7th March 2014

"Each memory of Cousin Bertha(Polly) forms a bond of love that keeps us close forever! I had such fond memories of conversations that we had over the years and Cousin Polly to me was like my second mom.  Filled with christian sisterly love, respect, understanding,wisdom and a million dollar smile! I will forever feel her presence becasue it's a spiritual love!  Enjoy Paradise Cousin Polly!!"

This tribute was added by YourExtraSetofHands VernestineandJessie on 5th March 2014

"This is Aiyana, I am the Great -Great- Great niece . May this special angel Rest In Peace. So, glad I got to meet you.<3

Aiyana K. Strickland-Hughes,
Great, Great Granddaughter of Erin Wabbington Mitchell"

This tribute was added by YourExtraSetofHands VernestineandJessie on 5th March 2014

"On this Wednesday Evening in March, 2014; as family members we have spent time sharing photos and memories of you.  I will always remember your tender voice, sweet demeanor and your gentle reminders of the importance of family.  You (Bertha Wabbington Williams) were a courageous angel!  Many times you must have felt a bit lonely knowing that not only had your parents and husband left long before you on their journey to Eternity but all of your siblings.  Yet, you still found reasons to smile and enjoy life. As a believer, I cannot be selfish and wish that you had stayed here with us.  Instead, I must be grateful for every precious moment, every telephone conversation and every letter we had the privilege to share.  I will miss the fact that you are no longer on Earth with us in the physical.  Yet, everytime we stare in the eye of another family member, share another hug, see the smiles on the face of others; we will have a part of you left among us.  God has spoken and therefore, sleep peacefully in the arms of the Savior.  Certainly as you are welcomed into Heaven, the message board will read:  Well Done Bertha Wabbington Williams!  Out of our love for you, we will maximaize every moment of life, grateful for all the lessons you left for us when it comes to the love of family!  
Your Niece, Vernestine (Granddaughter of Erin Wabbington Mitchell)"

This tribute was added by Shelia Dupree on 4th March 2014

"How we loved you Dear Aunt Bertha! All I have are great memories of you. Even when dealing with the health challenge you faced after the reunion in 2008, I remember the positive attitude you had. To be able to hear you say":God took your ability to walk but left your mouth and mind in tact" was priceless! I would be honored to be able to emulate even a tiny portion of the loving ways, concern and love for family that you exemplified. You are now "This Little Light of Ours" shining brightly to mark our paths."

This tribute was added by Patricia Silvey on 4th March 2014

""Dear Aunt Bertha"
You were not only my Father's sister; you were also my Mother's sister.  If she could tell you that today--she would.  I have to speak for her now and let you know how much she truly loved you, and cherished the relationship she had with you.  We are all grateful for that and will miss you, but know that we all have our many wonderful memories of times we shared together.  We all love you always.  Mama, Pat and Donald, Carol, Ross and Lloyd, Denise and Elliot"

This tribute was added by Robert Posey on 4th March 2014

"There was no greater aunt or moving force than Aunt Polly. She was an imposing and beautiful woman who always had a kind word and maintained such a happy spirit that it was impossible not to get caught up in her joy. God blessed us to have her with us for over 90 years and to God goes the glory."

This tribute was added by Willene Randolph on 3rd March 2014

"Aunt Polly...Please know that Scott and I and our children and grandchildren will miss your warm and elegant persona.  You were a lady of class and now on your way to reunite with those who have gone before.  While here on earth, you shared your spirit of love and kindness wherever you went.  Your smile lit up every room that you entered and now Heaven will enjoy your presence.  We will always remember how you stressed the importance of family staying connected. You were, in fact, the glue that held it together.  Memories of you will remain forever.  Rest in Peace Dear Aunt Polly!"

This tribute was added by Jessie Scroggins on 3rd March 2014

"When God made Aunts, he gave me the BEST.
Aunt Bertha I Love being "fabulous" because of you -- your earthly existence will be missed, but I'm so Grateful for all the wisdom, laughter and memories we shared.
Enjoy paradise Aunt Bertha.
I will always Love you!"

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