Bertha G. (White) Lewis went on to claim her Heavenly reward May 22, 2014.
She was born at home in the small country town of Snow, Okla., to Alice M. Baker and the Rev. Abner W. White Sr. on April 26, 1934. She attended both Goodland and Wheelock Academy, Choctaw boarding schools. She and Robert "Trouble" Lewis were married and he preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and one brother, and two of her children, Lissa F. Lewis and Wadis L. Love Sr.
She is survived by one daughter, LacQuita J. Lewis of the home, and one son, Kenneth D. Lewis of Durant. She is also survived by her "baby" sister, Patricia "Tators" Brown of Liberty and her "baby" brother, Howard "Fats" White of Blue. She also is survived by her best friend of more than 75 years and her sister-in-law, Elsie M. Lewis of Durant, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and many others whose lives she touched.
The family will receive relatives and friends at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Mrs. Lewis' home at 511 S. 13th Ave. in Durant. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Grace Indian Baptist Church. Brown's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.