Bertha M. Waite
March 27, 1929 – May 7, 2018
Carlyss - Bertha Mae Lyons Waite, 89, died Monday, April 7, 2018, at her residence with her family by her side.
As a native of Carlyss, she worked as the cafeteria manager for over 40 years at W.T. Henning and Vincent Settlement Elementary. Her dedication to the teachers and students will always be remembered. Bertha Mae attended Choupique Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time outside taking care of her yard. She loved visiting with friends and family and always had a pot of coffee ready to brew.
Bertha Mae is survived by one son, Jerry Waite of Carlyss; two daughters, Diann Harrington and husband Donald of Carlyss, Brenda Sumpter and husband Dennis R. of Deridder, Louisiana; one daughter in law, Beverly Waite; one sister, Ethaline Potts and husband Charles of Hemphill, Texas; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; she is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Harry Waite; one son, Terry Waite; one brother, Roy Lee Lyons and one sister, Martha Lou Vaussine.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home of Sulphur, Louisiana. Rev. Nay Vickers will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 in the funeral home and continue on Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com
- Jerry Waite, Son
- Diann Harrington and husband Donald, Daughter
- Brenda Sumpter and husband Dennis R., Daughter
- Beverly Waite, Daughter-in-law
- Ethaline Potts and husband Charles, Sister
- Harry Waite, Husband of 46 years
- Terry Waite, Son
- Roy Lee Lyons, Brother
- Martha Lou Vaussine, Sister
- also left to cherish her memory are eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.
- T-Boy Waite, Pallbearer
- Jesse Waite, Pallbearer
- James Waite, Pallbearer
- David Harrington, Pallbearer
- Donnie Harrington, Pallbearer
- Darrell Harrington, Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
Bertha M. Waite
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May 18, 2018
My sincere condolences to Waite family. A Mother's love is never forgotten and can never be replaced! " May God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials" hold the family and friends close in your time of need.
( 2Corinthians 1: 3, 4 )
May 9, 2018
This loved woman always had a smile and made the best rolls ever! My heartfelt condolences to the family. I know she will be missed.