ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bertha Martinez, 74 years old, born on January 29, 1946, and passed away on January 9, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Takisha Sims on February 14, 2021
First Lady Youngjack , No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We love you and keep holding on. ❤
Posted by Jewel Yj on February 9, 2021
To my loving grandma, I thank you for everything you have done for me. My grandma used to baby sat me and my siblings. She took good care of me. I remembered her singing to me. My grandma was always praying. I want to be just like you grandma when I grow up. I miss you, grandma. I am glad you are not suffering anymore. I know God is taking good care of you. I love you grandma. See you later ✨
Posted by Ladaijah Newbold on February 9, 2021
Dear gamgam I never thought that I would be in this situation. I never thought that I would be writing this. You were always there for us and we are going to miss you, I'm going to miss you more than anything. God decide that it was time for you to go and join him. Even though we would never understand why this happened would will put are trust in you. Until we meet again, forever in our hearts.
Posted by Hannah Yj on February 9, 2021
My grandma was one of my favorite person in the whole wide world! She was everything a person could need and more. She took care of all of us and was the best grandma ever! Sad to see her go but I know it’s for the best. I love you so much and I know you’re watching over us. Miss you grandma❤️
Posted by Theresa Williams on February 9, 2021
A mother’s love could never be replaced but it will always be cherished forever. I never had the chance to personally meet mom. I will say it was as if I did with all the loving stories I heard and shared with me. It was a joy to hear of her love she spread to her husband, children and family. Family remember her love and joy she give to you each. Know she is always with you. She is not here in the physical you know she is always with you in your hearts. She had an awesome loving home going. I know you are resting peaceful in the bosom of the Father of the most high. Know you will always be loved endlessly and truly miss. Your light shines forever. RIH (Rest In Heaven)
Posted by Hope Lach on February 9, 2021
This is such a wonderful tribute. Hold tight to the precious memories. Just imagine all that your sweet mother is beholding & experiencing. We serve an amazing God:)
What a promise!.. We shall meet on that beautiful shore. Praise God!
Love, Hope Lach & Family
Posted by Shaniqua Rolle on February 9, 2021
A mother friendship is one that no other can compare , a friend for the ages a love a blessing a beautiful mom Rest in Heaven always
Posted by Betsy-Ann Young-Jack on February 8, 2021
Bertha Martinez, 74, left us on January 09, 2021 at 5:20 pm in Miami, Florida with her family by her side. Bertha was born on January 29, 1946 to Andrea Ellie and Mecene Martinez. She had two sisters, Madeleine and Venus Martinez. She also had six brothers, Rene, Christian, Fritz, Gerald, Florence, and Carlos Martinez.

Bertha Martinez graduated High school in Haiti. There, she met her sweetheart, Serge Sr. They fell in love, married, and bore three lovely intelligent children. In search of a better life, the family moved to Florida. Bertha then attended night school, so she can learn how to speak and write the English Language. She also attended Garces Community college to learn Medical Secretary/Sport-hands typing. Bertha worked as a typist, a childcare worker, a substitute teacher, and a medical secretary. Bertha was blessed with five grandchildren. The birth of her grandchildren brought her tremendous joy as evidenced by always caring and spending time with them.

Bertha Martinez was a born again Christian who strongly believed in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. She was a prayer warrior and a Psalmist who loved to pray and give God praise. Bertha turned to prayers and hymns when she was happy and sad. Bertha’s favorite Bible scriptures were Psalms 51, 64, 78, 29, 65, 23, and 91. She used to recite them daily for forgiveness, protection, and strength. She also believed in heaven and hell. She said, “Hell is one place I won’t be, so don’t look for me there.” Bertha instilled in her children the Word of God because she believed that Jesus Christ was the only way to the Father. She taught her children and grandchildren how to live a Godly life through teachings and living by example.

Bertha Martinez’s interests included her husband, her three children, and five grandchildren. She enjoyed praying, reading the Bible, walking, cooking, shopping, going to church, talking on the phone, and going to the gym. She dedicated much of her energy as a caregiver to her grandchildren because they were her world. Bertha was very generous and kind to everyone. Her favorite funny quotes were ‘Tete chaje’, which is a Creole phrase and ‘God help us’, which is an English phrase.

Bertha Martinez’s health failed due to prescription drugs that triggered multiple side effects that led to one illnesses or another. As years gone by, her health began to deteriorate. On January 09, 2021, Bertha passed away due to Alzheimer’s—a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Her death caused major sorrow in the land. Bertha was the rock of the family. Her gentle voice when she speaks and sings as well as her gentle hugs will be missed. She is survived by her husband, Serge Sr., her three grandchildren, Carline, Betsy-Ann, and Serge Jr. She left behind her grandchildren, Gabriel, Hannah, Brian, Jewel, and Sokipiriye. She also left behind cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and close friends.

Bertha Martinez was loved by everyone who knew her. Her departure has caused sadness to many, but there is hope because we know she is with her Maker.

Absent from the Body but present with the Lord! Her gentle spirit lives on, and her legacy continues...

In Loving Memory of Bertha Martinez

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Posted by Takisha Sims on February 14, 2021
First Lady Youngjack , No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We love you and keep holding on. ❤
Posted by Jewel Yj on February 9, 2021
To my loving grandma, I thank you for everything you have done for me. My grandma used to baby sat me and my siblings. She took good care of me. I remembered her singing to me. My grandma was always praying. I want to be just like you grandma when I grow up. I miss you, grandma. I am glad you are not suffering anymore. I know God is taking good care of you. I love you grandma. See you later ✨
Posted by Ladaijah Newbold on February 9, 2021
Dear gamgam I never thought that I would be in this situation. I never thought that I would be writing this. You were always there for us and we are going to miss you, I'm going to miss you more than anything. God decide that it was time for you to go and join him. Even though we would never understand why this happened would will put are trust in you. Until we meet again, forever in our hearts.
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Parents

My parents when they were young and in love. 

Mother and Son’s outing

Mom spent times with each of us. This is her and my brother at the park.

Sister’s Wedding

Mom at my sister’s wedding. My mom was supportive to all of us. We miss you, mom!
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In Loving Memory of Bertha Martinez

Shared by Betsy-Ann Young-Jack on February 8, 2021
My mom was loving, caring, kind, sweet, patient, funny, beautiful, smart, and very spiritual. All that I am today, I owe it to my mother. I love you, Mom! See you soon...