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Bertha Mae Ward

April 11, 1921May 18, 2020

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Bertha has passed to her eternal home in heaven and is resting in the arms of Jesus. She will be missed very much by all who loved her dearly. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Ward, Jr. and her daughter, Stella Louise Ward-Mounce, as well as her nine siblings; Nancy Anglin, Bea Blackburn, Nora Herrin, Vergie Burrell, Louise Alston, Charles Brison, Hubert Brison, Vera Vawter, Troy Brison; making her the last of the Brisons from her generation. Survived by daughter, Billye Jo Chutek, and three granddaughters that she and Charlie raised; Andrea Mounce-Miranda, husband Jorge, Letitia Mounce-Echeverri, husband Alfonso, Teresa Mounce-Jackson, husband Gary, Billye Jo’s children; Bernard Chutek, wife Karen, and Angela Hope. Great grandchildren; Amber Jackson-Madden, Aubre Jackson-Limbaugh, Blake Echeverrri, Brittney Echeverri, Madison Miranda, Mckenzie Miranda, Mia Miranda, Mitchell Miranda, Steven Packard II, Amberly Packard-Almon, Reese Chutek, Adam Chutek, and Kylie Chutek. Survived by great-great grandkids; Mason Madden, Mckinley Madden, Camden Miranda, Isabella Echeverri, Madiyson Zuniga, Mason Packard, Myla Almon, Lyric Almon, and Wyatt Limbaugh. Bertha was born on April 11, 1921 in Pumpkin Hollow, Oklahoma. She was the middle child of ten children. She and her siblings had a close connection growing up and throughout their lives that was celebrated with an annual family reunion with all of their extended families. She married Charlie E Ward, Jr. on April 19, 1937 at Sandpipe Hill, Stilwell, Oklahoma, by Pastor R.H. Rust, Baptist preacher. They had two daughters and raised three granddaughters. They were married for 59 years until Charlie’s passing on August 18, 1996. Over the years, Bertha gave countless hours of her time helping others. She loved her family and her church. Her hobbies and talents included baking, canning, quilting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, and talking on the phone. She was a member of The Mavericks Class, South Main Baptist Church, Pasadena, TX. As confirmation of the tremendous impact she had on others, Bertha received over 100 birthday cards in April to celebrate her 99th birthday. She was in awe of all the thoughtful messages, pictures, scriptures, and all the sweet memories she once shared with friends and family. Bertha was one-of-a-kind and touched many lives, and she will never be forgotten as the matriarch of her family, and her legacy will live on.

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before Him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalms 100:1-5‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Biblically speaking of the number 99; 99 is the number of sheep that were left behind by the Shepherd in the Jesus’ parable when he went out to seek one of the sheep that got lost. Number nine signifies divine completeness.

Please consider making a donation to Bertha’s church in her memory: South Main Baptist Church 4300 East Sam Houston Pkwy Pasadena, TX 77505 https://www.shelbygiving.com/App/Giving/southmain


  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Bertha Mae Ward

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Ruth ONeill

May 22, 2020

Thanking the Lord for the long life and beautiful person of Bertha Mae! May she Rest In Peace eternally. Sincerest condolences to the many family left behind. You are in my prayers.

sandy bloodworth

May 22, 2020

“Ms Ward” became a part of our family in 1984 when she started babysitting Gail so I could return to work. Then Andrea and Jorge “went on call “ with me to watch the girls in case I got called back into work. What a family!! We were blessed to know her and will surely miss her smile❤️

Brenda Sartin

May 22, 2020

I am deeply sadden to hear of Aunt Bob's passing. Heaven gained another Beautiful Angel. I have wonderful memories shared with Granny (Vera) and her children Glenna, Gary, David and Tammy, I grew up with for over 50 years. They made everyone feel like part of the family. I loved the endless gatherings on Easter, 4th of July, Memorial and Labor Day. Then there was weddings, babies births, just one big Happy Party. They were all there and Loved each other so much. Aunt Bob, you lived a long beautiful life and I know when God took you to your Heavenly Home, I am sure a "Brison Reunion" is still going on since you arrived! These sister's and brother's were an "Amazing" group.
She will be deeply missed by so many. Prayers and much Love to Billie Jo, Angela & Bernard. Teresa, Leticia and Andrea she raised as her own, I send my Love. I was Blessed to have had her in my life. Till we meet again "Thanks for the Memories". LOVE YOU MORE💖😘

Shelley Ferrill

May 21, 2020

I will always remember Sunday church services at First Baptist - growing up, my family sat in the pew in front of Aunt Bob and family. I can hear her voice singing hymns led by Dan Sampson - all 5 verses from the hymnal those days! Many afternoons were spent playing in her back yard with Andrea in the playhouse. No holiday was complete without a visit to her home. She was family - along with all the sisters - and her passing marks the end of an era.

Carrie Mae Blackburn McCaffrey

May 21, 2020

Aunt Bertha Mae was a family treasure. She and her siblings will always provide loving memories that help to sustain the Brison Family Legacy. It is very comforting to think of the sweet Heavenly reunion that was awaiting her on Monday. I feel that I was Blessed to live my life being influenced and loved by her. Rest In Peace precious until we see each other again. I Love you.


May 21, 2020

Whenever I visited Aunt Bob's house she warmly greeted you. There was always a meal she had finished preparing and encouraged you to sit down and eat a bite. She would share her most recent photos and inquire about my family and always stood ready to offer advice. Her presence has always prevalent. In the early 70's I marked salvation passages in the newly published Living Bible and presented it to her. I explained where to begin to read a scripture passage, see the added page number and turn to that chapter and verse. She agreed. After several months I observed her accepting Christ during a worship service. So today I rejoice in knowing she resides in heaven in a new body. Can't you just see her dancing and singing hosannas. God blessed you Auntie.


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