Bertha Willett Mineral Wells, TX

Bertha Willett

Bertha Faye Willett, of Mineral Wells, died August 30, 2019, with her family and friends by her side. She has joined her husband in the arms of God. Bertha Faye Willett was born November 25, 1927 to Robert E. Lee Russell and Birtha Mae (Howeth) Russell at the Russell Farm near Stephenville, Erath County, Texas. She married the love of her life Melvin D. Willett July 17, 1943 in Mineral Wells. Bertha Faye Willett had been a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell during World War II. After the war ended she became a homemaker, seamstress, nurse aide, secretary, medical transcriptionist, after the death of her husband she started a home cleaning service finally retiring in 2000. In retirement she began making quilts for her children and grandchildren, “just to have something to do”. During the summer she traveled to her favorite places in Colorado, New Mexico, Alabama and North Carolina. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she was an Adult Sunday School Teacher. She is survived by daughter Sharron Brown of Oklahoma; son Gary Willett and John Bradley of Texas; grandsons Melvin Brown and wife Kim of Oklahoma, Gordon Brown and wife Tanja of Texas; several great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mrs. R. D. Russell of Bluff Dale, Texas; nieces and nephews. Survivors also include special family members Jessie Wienecke, Opal Russell, Joyce Sarver, Elaine Mohr, and special friends Bernie and Sandra Mitchell, Melinda and Lloyd Allen and Bobby Hadaway and his family; the very special nursing staff at Holland Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings Orvell Russell, Maggie Cowley, Everett Russell, Hayden Stocks, Charlie Russell, Doyle Russell, Lucille Johnson, Carrie Mae Russell and son-in-Law Mark Brown of Oklahoma. A family visitation was held at Baum Carlock Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Services were Wednesday September 4, 2019 with burial at Bosley Cemetery, Santo, Texas next to her husband.

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Tim Evans It was my pleasure to be Mrs Faye’s pastor for a few years at Fairview Baptist Church. She was a great lady. I pray the Lord’s wonderful grace for her family during these days. In Christ, Pastor Tim Evans.