OBITUARY

Bertha Free

October 17, 1936April 11, 2019
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Bertha Martin Free, age 82, of Knoxville, TN passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born October 17, 1936 in Woodland, MS.

Bertha is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Pumroy (Richard), and Debi Gunter (Mike); sisters Charlene Shockley and Janice Moore; grandsons John Pumroy (Elizabeth), David Pumroy, Mark Pumroy (Ashly), Wesley Glass (Katie); 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great granddaughters.

Bertha was preceded in death by Elton A Free, husband of 62 years.

Family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Tuesday, April 16th at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will follow at 2:00pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Free family.

  • FAMILY

  • Charlotte Pumroy, Daughter
  • Richard Pumroy, Son-in-law
  • Debi Gunter, Daughter
  • Mike Gunter, Son-in-law
  • Charlene Shockley, Sister
  • Janice Moore, Sister
  • John Pumroy (Elizabeth), Grandchild
  • David Pumroy, Grandchild
  • Mark Pumroy (Ashly), Grandchild
  • Wesley Glass (Katie), Grandchild
  • Nine (9), Great Grandchildren
  • Two (2), Great Great Grandchildren
  • Bertha was preceded in death by Elton A Free, husband of 62 years.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, April 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Bertha Free

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Bertha LaCosse

April 16, 2019

Bertha and Elton were always happy to have us visit them. They drove to see me in Wisconsin. I took them down to Chicago. We went down to the shore of Lake Michigan. They seem to enjoy it

Joy Thornton

April 16, 2019

When u look at Ms Bea, u know what you will look like as you get older. What a very special lady she was, and u will always have special memories of this very special lady. She was such a blessing to all who knew her.

Anna Brewer

April 16, 2019

Bea was such a pleasure to be around. We began to get to know one other on the trips we shared through the van ministry at our church. My husband,, Dean drove the van. Ms. Bea told Dean he was the son she never had. I enjoyed all the laughter & talks she & I had on those trips. Her sweet smile was like no other. I’m so thankful for the relationship we shared.

Sheri Winston

April 16, 2019

It was truly my honor and pleasure to know Ms. Bea. She was such a joy to be with and her smile lit up the room. Her love for Jesus and the strength of her faith were an example to me. I was greatly blessed to spend time with her in Sunday School, Woman’s Bible Study and on Mission Of Hope trips. I will miss her.

Kathy Burnett

April 15, 2019

Bea was such a blessing to us all! Her warm welcoming smile made you feel loved always. She was so loving to the children at our Mission of Hope school. They cherished her.
She brought sunshine into the lives of so many and will truly be missed in our Sunday School class and church. Heaven is brighter with her lovely spirit shining there.
Our deepest sympathy to you all. May God comfort and keep you. May He provide many memories of a dear lady.

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Biography

Bertha Martin Free, age 82, of Knoxville, TN passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born October 17, 1936, in Woodland, MS.

Bertha is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Pumroy (Richard), and Debi Gunter (Mike); sisters Charlene Shockley and Janice Moore; grandsons John Pumroy (Elizabeth), David Pumroy, Mark Pumroy (Ashly), Wesley Glass (Katie); 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great granddaughters.

Bertha was preceded in death by Elton A Free, husband of 62 years.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16th at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will follow at 2:00 pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Free family.