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Bertha Ann Marsh

March 15, 1962 — November 14, 2021

Bertha Ann Marsh was born into this life on March 15, 1962 in Rosston, Arkansas to the union of Carteen Marsh and Louisa Quarles Young.

She accepted Christ at a young age and united with Eastern Star Baptist Church where she served on the finance committee. Bertha was a 1980 graduate of Gurdon High School where she played basketball for a short time. Bertha was a trusted friend and never met a stranger. Her sisters often called her “Willie” after a childhood friend who favored Bertha.

Bertha was the life of the party and was the family prankster. She was known for her pranks that gave a smile to any frowning face. Her greatest pastimes were talking on the phone. She would spend countless hours on the phone connecting and catching up with family and friends. She loved cooking and always wore stylish fingernails.

She worked for M&M Enterprises for over 10 years. Bertha and Roy her long-time companion of over 30 years provided a nurturing and loving home for their family. She enjoyed family reunions and get-togethers. Although her presence will leave a void her memory will live forever.

Bertha has always made an effort to share all of her love and grace. Although her life would seem too short to many, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of her existence far exceeded the quantity of time many of us spent with her.

The bible teaches “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven” and Sunday, November 14, 2021 in her 59th season of life she passed from time into eternity.

Memories are left with her true-love, Roy Richardson of Gurdon, AR; her children, Corey Marsh Little Rock, AR, Latrina Richardson and Davian Richardson both of Gurdon, AT; her grandchildren, London Brewer and Maddison Richardson; sisters, Mary Williams of Malvern, AR, Patricia (Kerry) Jones of Gurdon, AR, Sharon Young of Gurdon, AR, Teresa (Chris) Larry of Marianna AR and Marie Gray of Texarkana, AR; brothers, Odell (Shelia) Gulley and Olen (Barbara) Gulley, Jr., both of Hope, AR; her aunts, Lula Mae Carroll of Malvern, AR, Mildred Anderson of Gurdon, AR, Annie Mae Phifer of Phoenix, AZ and uncles, Herman Quarles, Jr.,  Lonnie Quarles, and Lee Andrew Quarles all of Gurdon; a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. She also leaves her most dear friends, Teresa Christopher, Myra Henry, Margaret Campbell, Terri McClure, Kimberly Robinson, Kathy Rutherford, Freddie & Jenny Henry, Karen Young, Stella Lacy, Liticia Jones and Mattie Gentry, several other friends and the Eastern Star Baptist Church Family.

Services will be held at Eastern Star Baptist Church on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rufus Hatley, officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hedge Cemetery in Gurdon, Arkansas. Visitation will be on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with the family receiving friend from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Raymond Welch, Hosea McClelland, Devante Charles, Roosevelt Payne, Lindsey Richardson and Donell Williams, Jr. Honorable to mention are Jerome Brown, DeAndre Williams, Chris Young, Tony Anderson, Carl Anderson, Keon Brewer, Kenneth Ross and Stevie Anderson.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Visitation

Friday, November 26, 2021

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Family Gathering

Friday, November 26, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Eastern Star Baptist Church

1214 Smithton Rd, Gurdon, AR 71743

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