Bertha Saunders

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bertha R. Saunders
NORFOLK—Bertha Ruby Saunders, a resident of The Chesapeake in Newport News and a former resident of the 100 block of Westmont Ave. in Norfolk, died Oct. 19, 2008.
The widow of Richard Vernon Saunders, she was a native of Southampton County and the daughter of the late Jimmy and Mattie Bradshaw Harris.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol J. Saunders of Voorhees, N.J.; and two nieces, Carolyn Boykin of Courtland and Cynthia Thurman of Wake Forest, N.C.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Mamie Harris and Pearl Ferguson.
She was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church.
She retired from the Norfolk City school system as a secretary at Northside Junior High School after 15 years.
A graveside service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jim McLendon officiating.
Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is handling the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Ocean View Baptist Church.