Let the memory of Bertha be with us forever.
  • 85 years old
  • Born on December 1, 1923 .
  • Passed away on March 19, 2009 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Bertha Ardie, 85, born on December 1, 1923 and passed away on March 19, 2009. We will remember her forever. She was a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana and born to Olivia Atlee Frank and Pastor W.C. Frank. She professed Christ at an early age and was baptized by her father the Late Reverend W.C. Frank. Later in life she moved to Texas. She was a loving, faithful and devoted wife for 56 years. Her husband Wilson preceded her in death on September 30, 2002. Bertha had 7 children: LouBertha who preceded her in death on May 14, 2005, Louella preceded her in death on May 15, 2012, Jenella, Wilbert, Geraldine, Wilson Jr., and Andy. Bertha was the best mother any child could ever be blessed with. She was a grandmother of 23, great grandmother of 53, and great-great grandmother of 19. She also was a sister, aunt, and friend. Bertha and her family had longtime family friends Wanda and Karen Odom.

Her passion was cooking, cleaning and caring for loved ones and neighbors. She was a pillar for her family. She was a counselor and guidance for anyone needing instructions or encouragement. She was a woman of truth and integrity. You were not going to get through a conversation with her without hearing about God. Bertha was a faithful worker in the church and she brought all of her children up in the church. She instilled JESUS in the hearts of her entire family and friends. Her greatest desire was to see all her children saved. Bertha has left behind a legacy of Godly principles. I guarantee even though she has elevated from earth to Heaven, her voice and guidance still remains in the hearts of her family

Posted by G Yancy on 19th March 2018
Mama its been 9 years already since you left us for your eternal home in Heaven. I thank God for the time he permitted you to be here with us. You taught us well how to go on without you even though it's still tough. Yesterday a lady followed me outside the church crying saying that I reminded her of her mother that passed away in 2013 and as we got to talking she said me and her mom had the same first name. She sobbed and hugged me and didn't want to let me go. I knew exactly how she felt because there are days when I sob and don't want to let you go. But in all reality you are gone but you will forever live on in my heart. I wish you were still here well and whole but I know you are well, whole and happy with Jesus. Mama I love you so much and know one day we will be reunited and never have to part again.
Posted by Clarence Frank on 2nd December 2017
HAPPY Birthday bea I love and miss you very very much. rest in peace your brother clarence
Posted by G Yancy on 1st December 2017
Mama another birthday without you. It seems like it was only yesterday when you left us. I miss you more each day. I know you are the cloud of witnesses that the bible speaks of and you are looking down on us. You were the best mother on earth because you did not compromise the truth. You stood firm on the word of God. I thank you for instilling biblical principles in all of us. I live my daily life by what you have taught me. Thank you Mama. I will see you one day when the dead in Christ shall rise and all that remain will be caught up in the air to be with the Lord. We will all be reunited and live with Jesus forever.
Posted by Ericka Nunez on 1st December 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAMDMA!!!
Posted by G Yancy on 18th March 2017
Mama I know tomorrow will mark another year that you have been gone. But I have been thinking about you all day today and wishing you were here. I do know God makes no mistakes and you couldn't be here always. I am just so grateful that God gave you to us for such a long time. I do realize that many don't get to cherish their parents for that long. I know Heaven is a beautiful place and you added more beauty to it by being there. I love you and miss you so much. Thanks for being such a Godly woman and the best mother and example any person could ask for. Most of all thank you for leaving JESUS with all of us; because it helps and give me strength in difficult times. I love you and will see you one day Mama.
Posted by Glenn Hall on 3rd December 2016
Happy Birthday Aunt B. Love you and miss you deeply!
Posted by William Yancy on 3rd December 2016
Mama I miss you and all your words of wisdom. You was more to me than a mother-in-law. From day one you let me know that I was your son and entrusted me with your daughter Nan. thank you for always telling it like it is,because you knew it would be for my good. You would always put your stamp on your advice by saying, mark my word. I miss our hymn sessions especially shine on me. one thing we can all do to keep your legacy going is to remember the things you taught us, like giving your life to Christ, going to church on Sunday, loving everybody, and keep Christ first in your life and never compromise right for wrong. Until we meet again just keep on rejoicing, because to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So tell the angels I am on my way. That's what your man Lee Williams would say. I bet you are really doing your Holy Dance now!
Posted by Clarence Frank on 3rd December 2016
hey bea Well its ben 9years I still miss you even more now no one to talkwith the family is not the same with out u. theirs no body to bring us together no visiting not much talking. Ever body is doing their own thing I thank you for all you done for me.i love you very much your brother clarence. rest in peace
Posted by G Yancy on 3rd December 2016
Mama we would have celebrated your 93rd birthday, but I celebrate you every day in my heart because the memories are with me forever. Thank you for instilling Godly principles in me so when those trying times come I know how to handle them. I miss and love you, but know you would not want to give up Heaven to come back down here. Until we meet again Tell PaPa, LouBertha, Louella and the rest of our family we will have a great Heavenly reunion one day. You didn't spend your birthday with us but at least you got to spend it with them and most of all JESUS. Love you all Mama.
Posted by Brendab Farmer on 2nd December 2016
MawmawlI miss u so much!!!! I wish u was here 2 straighten out so many things. Cause I really don't understand a lot of things that's going on. And I know if uwas here I could talk 2 u and u could explain. But I'm holding on. And u would b so proud of your great grandchildren. Cause I'm so proud and blessed 2 have them. They keep me lifted up. And my husband, my mother and my grandchildren. You taught me how 2 thank God 4 them every day. Love your grand daughter, Brenda lee.
Posted by Ericka Nunez on 2nd December 2016
Love you grandma
Posted by Ericka Nunez on 2nd December 2016
Love you grandma
Posted by G Yancy on 18th June 2016
Mama I think about you everyday and miss you so much. There is so much I wish I could talk to you about. But I know you don't have to worry or think about the ways of this world anymore. I bet you papa and your daughters are having a good time. Me, Jean, Boy Jew and Andy are holding on. Love you Mama tell them all I love and miss them too.
Posted by Venus Hill on 2nd December 2015
Happy Birthday Grandma I love you
Posted by Ericka Nunez on 2nd December 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
Posted by Karen Odom on 1st December 2015
Little Bertha how I miss you. You were a guiding light in my life and I miss your counsel these past years. I send you my love and know you are smiling now, you are home.
Posted by William Yancy on 1st December 2015
Happy birthday MaMa. I truly miss you. I remember when I told you that my mother had passed, you told me not to worry because the Lord had spoke to you in a dream and had shown you that you would be my mother. I thank God for you. You was always there to give me good advice, instructions, and encouragement. Whenever I need advice I still listen to you and your final statement would be MARK MY WORD. I love you and miss you.You will forever be with me.
Posted by G Yancy on 1st December 2015
Mama another year without you. I miss you so much. Right now we would have so much to talk about, but I know you are in a better place. I thank God for the 85 years you were on this earth, because of you being here you made it a better place because you helped so many people and led them in the right direction. I love you mama and I know for certain one day we will meet again.
Posted by Brendab Farmer on 1st December 2015
Maw maw, I miss u so much!! All the talks we had. But I know u r looking over me. And I hope u r proud of what u see!!! Love Brenda lee. 2015
Posted by Sherika Bautista on 1st December 2015
Happy Birthday love you and missing you!
Posted by G Yancy on 21st March 2015
It doesn't seem like you've been gone 6 years. I miss our conversations and your advice. I think of you every single day. William says I'm just like you cause I don't let anyone get away with foolishness. I tell them what the bible says. I thank God you left Jesus with me. I could not make it without HIM. You taught me well and I thank you for that. I know you Papa, Loubertha and Louella are having a good time in Heaven. I'm glad you no longer have to face the trials and tribulations of this world. I know it's nothing but peace in Heaven. I miss you and love you always. Mama I know I'll see you again one day.
Posted by Karen Odom on 3rd December 2014
My little Bertha, my best friend. I laid a pink rose on your grave on your birthday. I miss you, Bertha.
Posted by G Yancy on 2nd December 2014
Mama another birthday has come and gone, and it still doesn't seem like you are gone. You will always be in my heart. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. We were so close and shared so much. I love you so much. Heaven is blessed to have you. I'll see you again some day!!!
Posted by Ericka Nunez on 2nd December 2014
Happy Birthday Grandma!!! I love you and I miss you so much. I really wish you were here to make me laugh. You were the only one that could make me laugh when I didnt want to. I love you grandma!!!!1
Posted by Clarence Frank on 19th March 2014
Bea, I miss you so much. It is hard to believe that it has been 5 years since you left us. It seems just like yesterday we were having our talk. I miss all the spiritual advise that you gave me. I know you are having a good time with the angels teaching them French. Tell our dad I said hi and I see ya'll one day. I really miss you and love you. But for now you are always in my heart. Your baby brother Clarence.
Posted by G Yancy on 19th March 2014
Mama it doesn't seem like you've been gone 5 yrs. My heart is sad today, because I went to a funeral and all those memories came back from when you passed. I know you must really be happy now, because you have no more pain or sorrow. I love & miss you every day of my life. Tell Pa-Pa, Loubertha, & Louella I'll see ya'll in Heaven one day.
Posted by Ericka Nunez on 19th March 2014
I love and miss you so much grandma!
Posted by Tomeka Battles on 19th March 2014
Maw Maw I love you and I miss you so much! ..I miss your unconditional love and your wisdom to know when you were needed. You put your feelings and disappointments aside in the name of love for your Kids & Grands! you were just simply the true illustration of LOVE! and I am proud to forever call you my "MAW MAW"..rest peacefully in the arms of your MAKER.
Posted by G Yancy on 1st December 2013
Mama today is your birthday. I can't believe it's been 4 years since you left us. I miss you so much and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you or say something you would have said. Your legacy lives on. I thank God you taught us about Jesus so I know who to turn to. I'll see you in Heaven one of these days. Love You Always, Nan.
Posted by G Yancy on 16th June 2013
Today is Father's Day and Pa-Pa is gone and you are gone. I miss the both of you so much. Yesterday was our Family Reunion and you would have been proud of Uncle Clarence he brought the Family together one more time. Uncle Roy, Aunt Ethel and Bae Bae was there. But I know one day we will have a grand Reunion in Heaven and we will all be together again.
Posted by G Yancy on 16th June 2013
Mama I miss you. So much have gone on in the last few weeks, if you were here we would have a lot to talk about. But all is well, because you left Jesus with me I know who to turn to in times like these. I thank God for William we bear a lot together. I know the family misses you but I am trying to be the pillar that you were. I love you so much and miss you every day. Love you Mama.
Posted by Karen Odom on 21st March 2013
Little Bertha with such a big heart. I will always miss you and the fun we had laughing and being friends. You are always right there in my heart.
Posted by Tomeka Battles on 20th March 2013
Maw Maw you are truly missed!...I think about you all of the time, and selfishly I wish you were here, but I know you are with your MAKER, happy, healed and no more suffering..I thank GOD for the time I had you on earth..You were the best Grandma that anyone could ever have! (tear)..
Posted by Clarence Frank on 19th March 2013
it has been four years but,we still see your smile and miss the sound of your voice. Though we do not see you we feel you in our hearts each day. Mama I miss you so much . I have no one to talk to about things we use to talk about. I love you & miss you. clarence
Posted by Beatrice Ward on 19th March 2013
I am greatful that I got a chance to meet & know Nan Bea. My Mother told me she was the one that was with her when she gave birth to me. She was so humble, sweet & kind. She had so much love for people. To be absent from the body is present with the Lord. Yes! we all miss our love ones, but one we'll all meet again.
Posted by G Yancy on 19th March 2013
Mama another year has gone by and I still miss you so much. There is not a day that goes by, that I don't think of you. I know you are well and whole now. Even though I miss you, I would never wish you back here, because I know you are with the Lord. But one day I know I will see Jesus and you will be right there too. I love you mom.
Posted by Brendab Farmer on 1st December 2012
mama i miss u. u we're our backbone. u always kept us in prayer. that's why i am the person i am today. u taught me a lot and and i want to continue to be that person(strong). love brenda lee.
Posted by G Yancy on 1st December 2012
Mama today is your birthday, but I know you are celebrating in Heaven. You are well and whole and walking the streets of gold. I know you are in God's care, but I still miss you. Thanksgiving was touch for me, I enjoyed the holidays and all those big meals we shared and cooked together. I miss you everyday but thank you for the precious memories.
Posted by Karen Odom on 1st December 2012
Happy Birthday, Bertha. I miss you so and now little Thor is gone too. I remember how happy he was to see you that morning - he kept running in circles. So much love was in our house and you were a big part of that love. Smile donw on me, sometimes, Bertha. I could use it now.
Posted by Glenn Hall on 1st December 2012
Happy Birthday Aunt B. I really miss u and your words of wisdom. love u much and tell Uncle Wilson hello.
Posted by G Yancy on 15th September 2012
Mama seems like I am missing you more and more. I thought as time went by it would get easier, but I have been having those days, where I miss my mom and need to talk to her. I will encourage everyone that has a mother to cherish her while she is alive. Because once she leaves it's forever. I thank God for the times we had together. I love you forever "Mama". I will See you one day.
Posted by Tomeka Battles on 19th March 2012
Grandma it is hard to believe you have been gone 3 yrs.,I miss you on this side, but in your absence, your spirit lives on. I know you are rejoicing with your the LORD. I miss our talks and your unconditional love, you corrected without condemnation and I will let your love life in my spirit until we meet again!
Posted by William Yancy on 19th March 2012
Mama I will always miss your wisdom and your encouraging words. Not only were you good at encouraging,but you would also correct and put us on track if we get off. I Thank God for having you in my life, and for you accepting me as your son. I Miss you, but I know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I am blessed because I see you every day when I look at nan.
Posted by G Yancy on 19th March 2012
Mama it's been 3 years today, that you left us to go and be with the Lord. I miss you so much, but I know it's Heaven's gain to have you up there. I know you must be so happy to be whole again, with no more pain. I love you so much and I know one day we will meet again. I am trying to do everything you taught me to do, you were a perfect example of God's love. I Love You Mama!!!
Posted by Karen Odom on 19th March 2012
My little Bertha, my best friend - I miss you more with each passing year. You were always a light for me to follow. You were strength that I could draw from and always you were love.
Posted by Althea Frank on 19th March 2012
it doesn't seem like you've been gone 3yrs but we do miss you and will always love you. Roy and Althea Frank your brother and sister-in-law
Posted by Sherika Bautista on 31st January 2012
Grandma I have been thinking these last couple of days what to write; but the truth is there is no words that can express my feelings. You were more than grandmother you were like mother and best friend who always help me thru the challenges that god put in my life. Without you I would not be the strong person that I am now. I miss you and I know we will see each other again. Love always
Posted by Althea Frank on 5th January 2012
Bea you was such a loving person from the time we first met i knew you loved God and your family. I miss our long talks and going to H.E.B. grocery, and watching Lee Williams. I really miss you. It's strange when we come to Texas and don't see you. your sister-in law Althea
Posted by Tomeka Battles on 27th December 2011
Maw Maw, You will forever be missed. They just dont make grandma's like you anymore!..You were a loving, nurturing women that accepted us all for who we were, but told us right, your love for us made us feel whole. I really believe that GOD sent you here as an Angel to us all to show us what unconditional love is....I will let your spirit reside in me until me meet again!!
Posted by Glenn Hall on 23rd December 2011
Aunt Bea, you were and still are an inspiration to me. You were always encouraging me and my ministry. I missed the little private chats that you and I would always have when I came to visit. You were very wise and always concerned about others. And most of all, you loved God and were not ashamed to say it or show it. I love you and missed you Aunt Bea!

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