PETERSBURG, VA 23803-4220
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Bertha L. Jefferson

March 19, 1941 - April 27, 2014

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Mrs. Bertha Louise Jefferson, 73, of 20302 Harris Drive, Sutherland, Va., departed this life on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at River View on the Appomattox Health & Rehab Center, Hopewell, Va.

Bertha was born on March 19, 1941 to Iva and Thomas Wilkins in Dinwiddie County, Va. She was a graduate of Southside High School in Dinwiddie, Va. She was employed at Seward Luggage Company and Arnold Penn Company both in Petersburg, Va. Bertha was known as a helping and caring person and she loves to cook. Bertha touched many lives during her times here on earth.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Syndell Mason; son, Calvin Jefferson; parents, Iva and Thomas Wilkins, and two brothers, James Wilkins and Curtis Wilkins.

Bertha leaves to cherish her memories to her husband, Gilbert Jefferson; children, Gilbert Jefferson, Jr. (Brenda), Carolyn Jefferson, Warren Lee Jefferson, Curtis Jefferson and Betty Jean Fairley (Evander); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Mae Hayes and Pecolia Thorpe; godchild, Derrickus Hayes; sisters-in-law, Alma Wilkins, Bernice Royster, Roxanna "Ada Belle" Thorpe, Annie Lee Jefferson and Shirley Jefferson; brother-in-law, Edward "Junior" Jefferson, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Services for Mrs. Bertha L. Jefferson will be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., Rev. Alveria Parrish, eulogist. The interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 20302 Harris Drive, Sutherland, Va., and may be contacted by calling (804) 862-9925.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Jefferson and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.