Bertha Lee Williams was born on January 14,1937 to the late Mrs. Flowren "Doll Baby" Williams and Mr. Frederick Williams in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Four brothers preceded her in death Jimmy, Frederick, Levi "LT" and Larry Williams.
Bertha grew up in Harlem (Canal) section of Myrtle Beach and later moved to Ragin Street also known as Booker T. Washington section, where she reside for 50 years. She attended the segregated public school of Myrtle Beach and Horry County and retired as a domestic worker of 50 years. Following her mother's footsteps, the late Mrs. Doll Baby, she became a member of the Order Eastern Star Oceanside Chapter No. 163 PHA in 1992, where she served faithfully as chaplain and various roles.
Bertha was a committed and lifetime member of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church for over 65 years. Bertha served as a secretary and later advisor with the Young Women Auxiliary (YWA) and chaplain for the Senior Missionary Ministry. She sung on various choirs from the Junior, Senior Choir, and the Mass Choir.
Bertha was known for her spunk, charm, and infectious spirit. She met no strangers. Her fashion sense would not be missed, her favorite saying was, “ if you got it - you got it” to those who she acquainted. Her time on this earth was rarely still, she enjoyed attending Sunday school, prayers services, Bible study, traveling, donating time to community activities. Gardening was her passion, where you can always find her . Bertha was a living example of a was a servant of the Lord, she loved spending time with her family, friends, and especially her church family.
To cherish her memory, she leaves three devoted daughters, Thelma Lee Williams-West, Brenda Lee Williams -Sinclair, Christeen Williams- Kilgore and two sons Warren Lee Williams and Dennis Lee Williams (Unandi Kenya Williams)
She also survived by 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
She is survived by one brother Elder John L. Williams and two sisters Linda Holloman and Carolyn Wilson. Her special friends and Sisters in Christ are Sister Dr. Pennington, Sister Anne Futrell, Sister Louanna McCray and Sister Evelyn Crenshaw (New York).
Bertha L. Williams of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021. There will be a viewing held from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, November 5, 2021, at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach. Burial will follow at Ocean Woods Cemetery