MRS. BERTHA MAE ROBERSON
July 23, 1942 - December 5, 2016
Mrs. Bertha Mae Roberson, 74, was born July 23, 1942 to Deacon Sherman Emerson Flowers and Ginnie V. Davis Flowers in Marshall, Texas.
At an early age, Bertha united with the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas. She was also educated in the public schools of Marshall, Texas. After relocating to Kansas City, she joined Traveler’s Rest M. B. Church and later moved her membership to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Bertha was active in the church for over fifty years.
Bertha was united in matrimony to John S. Roberson II, in her early adulthood, and to this union six children were born, Bryan Roberson, Bruce Roberson (Tracie), Johnetta Yeargans (Rev. Travis), Bobbie Roberson, and John S. Roberson III (Valerie). She later had a child, William Henry Walsh with longtime partner, Preston Williams.
Mrs. Roberson departed this life on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Truman Medical Center. Her parents, Sherman, and Ginnie Flowers, Sr., six brothers, John L. Flowers, Samuel E. Flowers, Matthew L. Flowers, Jeffery J. Flowers, Jerry Flowers and Bobby D. Sanders, and four sisters, Shermana Lee Turner, Rosella Flowers, Eddie Fae Piggs and Emma Mae Flowers all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory six children, Bryan, Bruce, Johnetta, Bobbie, John, and Henry; two sisters, Dorothy J. Henderson, Marshall, TX and Gloria Butler, Houston, TX; one sister in-law, Alma J. Flowers, Marshall, TX; one aunt, Mrs. Doretha Davis of Ponia, MI; and a host of grand-children, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC, 2800 East 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64127, with Rev. Travis Yeargans, officiating. Burial Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri.