ForeverMissed

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 Sherika Bautista on May 9, 2021
Happy Mothers Day grandma I missed you.
With a lot love
Posted by G Yancy on March 18, 2021
Mama tomorrow will be 12 years since you left us, but it seems like yesterday. I will never forget how I saw you take your last breath. I was heartbroken, but comforted in knowing you had transitioned to Heaven where there is no more pain and tears. I know you are well and whole now and in the presence of the LORD. Things have not been the same since you left. I think of you and Paw-Paw every single day and miss you both so much. You may not be here with me in the flesh but you are certainly here with me in the SPIRIT of my heart; because we have a bond that cannot be broken. You have left behind precious memories and a legacy that will never be forgotten. The greatest gift you gave us all was your love and an introduction to JESUS CHRIST. You taught us well and there is no excuse for anyone to miss HEAVEN. Thank You Mama, I love you and will definitely see you one day.
Posted by Jeanna Small on December 3, 2020
My maw maw i miss you dearly you was the best maw maw ever ,a woman after God's heart ,maw maw thank you for your prayers and never giving up on I love you jeanna
Posted by Glenn Hall on December 2, 2020
Happy Birthday Aunt Bea! I missed you so much especially our talks we used to have. I know that you are in Glory now but I wish that I could talk with you at least one more time. Love you much!
Posted by Ericka Nunez on December 2, 2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!!
Posted by clarence frank on December 1, 2020
hey bea happybirthday still missing you. I miss AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH                                                                                MY LORD,GOD LOVED YOU MORE .REST IN PEACE  YOUR BROTHER CLARENCE
Posted by Lou Nunez on December 1, 2020
Happy Birthday mama i love you forever you was our Rock an you always helped us with salvation you was more than a conqueror for us all this is something I will always remember whenever I needed to talk, you always talk to me about God through Jesus how good He is to us all an with that said i will see you on the other side i love you i always will❤
Posted by G Yancy on December 1, 2020
Well Mama another year without you, which is now 11 years you've been gone. I miss and love you so much. I never imagined this time without you. I remember you telling me you would leave us one day and I knew it was possible but never imagined the pain and hurt. Everyone that still has a mother and father living need to cherish that moment and not take it for granted. I thank GOD I honored you and Paw Paw and don't have any regrets. You knew how much I loved you and I knew how much you loved us. I thank you for instilling Godly principles in us because that is the only thing that I have to cling to in tough times that gives me strength. Mama you wouldn't believe this pandemic stuff that we are having to deal with, but through it all GOD is keeping us healthy and safe. I even know that we are doing so well because your prayers for your family are still left behind; and GOD is still granting us favor through your prayers. Thank you Mama for everything and I know one day we will be reunited and have that grand family reunion in Heaven. I love you and miss you so much. Tell Paw Paw, Loubertha and Louella hello. Love you all so much.
Posted by Sherika Bautista on December 1, 2020
Happy Heavenly Birthday Grandma. There is not a day that goes by I don't think about you and Grandpa. I miss you both dearly. I hope you enjoy your day. Love you dearly until we meet again.
Posted by G Yancy on March 23, 2020
Mama another year without you. It does not seem like eleven years I guess because you are in my heart 24/7. I love you and miss you so much but I'm glad you are in a land of peace. It is chaotic in this world right now. But we are living in the last days according to the bible; so we will be reunited soon.
Posted by Ericka Nunez on March 19, 2020
Grandma I wish you were still here for me to talk to. I miss and love you soo much and I always will.
Posted by clarence frank on March 19, 2020
mama woe 11 years still missing you now its two sister and its so hard to get along with them GOD I wish you were here. LOVE YOU FOR EVER                               YOUR BROTHER  CLARENCE  RIP               
Posted by G Yancy on December 27, 2019
Well Mama another Christmas without you. It just doesn't seem like Christmas anymore with you and Papa gone. Both of you loved Christmas and used to put up decorations in the yard and inside the house; it was such a joyous time. Even though growing up we didn't have much but you always made it special for us. Love and family brought us together. This was a tough Christmas for me because I miss you so much and it hit me pretty hard this year. I am trying to carry out the tradition for my family and we had a wonderful time but my heart was still heavy. I thought time would ease the pain and it does sometimes, but I miss and think about you and Papa daily. I know one day we will meet again, in the mean time I just thank God for the precious memories and the legacy you left behind. I love you Mama.
Posted by Ericka Nunez on December 1, 2019
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!! I LOVE YOU!!!
Posted by G Yancy on December 1, 2019
Well Mama it's another birthday without you. I can't believe its been 10 years since you have been in your eternal home. I want to wish you a Happy Birthday in Heaven even though I know there are no birthdays in Heaven because everyday is the same and you never grow old up there. But I love you and miss you so much. I can only imagine the joy you are experiencing. Thank you for all of your love and wisdom that you left with me. I thank God for giving you to us for so many years. I know you didn't get to know your mother because you were only a few years old when she passed away; and so many don't get to spend these many years with their mother. But for this I am so grateful God granted us favor. I love you Mama and will see you one day and we will meet again.
Posted by G Yancy on November 7, 2019
Mama this is a rainy day here, but I know its nothing but sunshine where you are. I hear Heaven is a beautiful place and since you cant be here with us I'm so glad you are experiencing the beauty up there. I miss you so much. I could use your advice on so many situations but I already know what you would say and I thank God for our close relationship. Because your voice remains in my heart daily and you are still guiding me through the Holy Spirit. Just wanted to say how much I miss and love you. One day we will have a Heavenly Reunion. I Love you Always Mama from your baby girl.
Posted by Sherika Bautista on March 20, 2019
Happy 10 year anniversary. I missed you and love I know you already know this since you were in my dreams couple days ago. Until we meet again you are 4 always in my heart and my spirit..
Posted by G Yancy on March 19, 2019
Mama another year has gone by since you left us. It only seems like yesterday, but it's been 10 years. I miss you so much!!! I always think and talk about you. I don't think it's a day that goes by that William and I don't say something about you and Papa. Ya'll left us with so many fond memories. You and Papa was serious but also comical. A lot of times I want to cry but I just think about something funny you all said or did. But out of everything you did, I am so glad you introduced us to JESUS, because I could not make it without Him. I love and miss you. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will see you all one day.
Posted by clarence frank on December 4, 2018
Happy birthday bea loveyou,miss you
Posted by Jeanna Small on December 1, 2018
My dearest grandmother aka maw maw you are truly missed wow i am lost for words right now its like after reading the post on how great of a mother and grandmother you where made me really realized what a great lost you where maw maw i love you and I thank you for all what you did for us as a family i know you are with Jesus i remember telling you Happy Birthday after you gotten sick and all you said was God's will amen I remember when i was lost you would tell me to keep calling On God maw Maw i did and I'm saved by his grace i want to wish you a Happy Heavenly Birthday i know you flying high with Jesus love your granddaughter jeanna oh and i sure miss your pancakes
Posted by Sherika Bautista on December 1, 2018
Happy Birthday Grandma love you and miss you
Posted by G Yancy on December 1, 2018
Mama today you would be 95 years old. I miss you everyday and wish you were here. You were my strength and always encouraged me. There is so much I wish we could talk about. But even though you are in Heaven I still hear your voice and know what you would have said. Thank you for being such a loving and caring mother. I know you and Papa, Louella and Loubertha must be having a great time up there. Even though I miss you I'm so glad you are pain free and living the immortal life. I Love you Mama and look forward to seeing you again one day.

Posted by G Yancy on March 19, 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 December 2, 2017
HAPPY Birthday bea I love and miss you very very much. rest in peace   your brother clarence
Posted by G Yancy on December 1, 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 December 1, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAMDMA!!!
Posted by G Yancy on March 18, 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 December 3, 2016
Happy Birthday Aunt B. Love you and miss you deeply!
Posted by G Yancy on December 3, 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 clarence frank on December 3, 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 william yancy on December 3, 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 Brendab Farmer on December 2, 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 December 2, 2016
Love you grandma
Posted by Ericka Nunez on December 2, 2016
Love you grandma
Posted by G Yancy on June 18, 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 December 2, 2015
Happy Birthday Grandma I love you
Posted by Ericka Nunez on December 2, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
Posted by Karen Odom on December 1, 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 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 December 1, 2015
Happy Birthday love you and missing you!
Posted by G Yancy on March 21, 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 December 3, 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 December 2, 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 December 2, 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 March 19, 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 Tomeka Battles on March 19, 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 Ericka Nunez on March 19, 2014
I love and miss you so much grandma!
Posted by G Yancy on March 19, 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.
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Posted by Sherika Bautista on May 9, 2021
Happy Mothers Day grandma I missed you.
With a lot love
Posted by G Yancy on March 18, 2021
Mama tomorrow will be 12 years since you left us, but it seems like yesterday. I will never forget how I saw you take your last breath. I was heartbroken, but comforted in knowing you had transitioned to Heaven where there is no more pain and tears. I know you are well and whole now and in the presence of the LORD. Things have not been the same since you left. I think of you and Paw-Paw every single day and miss you both so much. You may not be here with me in the flesh but you are certainly here with me in the SPIRIT of my heart; because we have a bond that cannot be broken. You have left behind precious memories and a legacy that will never be forgotten. The greatest gift you gave us all was your love and an introduction to JESUS CHRIST. You taught us well and there is no excuse for anyone to miss HEAVEN. Thank You Mama, I love you and will definitely see you one day.
Posted by Jeanna Small on December 3, 2020
My maw maw i miss you dearly you was the best maw maw ever ,a woman after God's heart ,maw maw thank you for your prayers and never giving up on I love you jeanna
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Shared by G Yancy on December 1, 2020
Mama I was looking at your beautiful picture that is posted on this page and I remember how Louella had me laughing. She told me she was with you when you took this glamour shot. She said how they fixed you up and put makeup and lipstick on you and you were in shock trying to wipe it off. Louella said she had to convince you that you looked good and to just take the picture. You never wore makeup before and was still beautiful and had the smoothest silk skin. Louella had me laughing because she said when you looked in the mirror and saw how you were all dolled up you said I can't take a picture like this because what is my husband going to say; it was so funny and we laughed for days about that. I love this picture and Pa-Pa loved it too. Sometimes you were comical in your serious moments. There are so many different memories that I am reminded of sometimes and I just laugh and think of all the good times. I thank GOD for all of the family time and treasured memories.

PaPa is still here

Shared by G Yancy on March 18, 2017

I remember how my mama use to always talk about PaPa's driving. And the other day we went to visit someone in the hospital and the way that little man was driving that car I sure thought about my daddy (PaPa). He was trying to back out of a parking space and he kept going back and forward on his brakes trying to get out, after about 3 or 4 attempts he made it out. I told William that is PaPa he must still be here. So Mama is PaPa up there with you or is he still here with us? We had a good laugh. The bible tells us that laughter is good for the soul. As much as I loved my daddy I didn't want to get in the car with him either. But back in the day my dad was an excellent driver. He use to drive us to Louisiana and everywhere. I don't know what happened when he hit 70 years old. After that everyone that got in the car with him knew they were getting in at their own risk. LOL

Shared by Brendab Farmer on December 2, 2016

Maw maw,  thank u 4 suggesting that I go forward and have my baby me and Kip wanted so bad u said God would make away and he did. He helped us 2 take care of him and raise him as wonderful young, strong godly man who is graduating. I knew all the time. Thank u maw maw.  You always knew everything.  Love Brenda Lee.