Our beloved Bertha Washington was born March 2, 1930, in Gibsland to Henry and Sadie Mae Parker. She was the third child of 10 children. Bertha accepted Christ at an early age, serving as a member of New Home Baptist Church in Ada Taylor. Bertha attended Gibsland-Coleman School in Gibsland. Bertha married James Washington and to this union eight kids were born. Bertha retired after 25 years as a (CNA) at Meadowview Nursing Home.
Bertha was a Christian woman. She loved her family and was a hard-dedicated worker. She was a peaceful, loving, kind, humble, caring, special mother and grandmother. She had her own individual special relationship with each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her heart was as big as God's sky. She saw the good in everyone she encountered. She was never judgmental and always believed in doing right in life.