Bertha Lee Finley


Funeral services for Bertha Lee Bryant Finley, 82, of Doyline, La., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Doyline with Rev. Richard Jefferson officiating. Burial will follow at Jenkins Community Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services.

Bertha Lee Bryant was born Tuesday, August 27, 1935, in Doyline to the late William “Buster” and Leoler Jackson-Bryant. Bertha was the 12th of 13 children of this union, 10 of which have preceded her in death. She died Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church .

Bertha attended the Jenkins School where she received her elementary education, going on to attend Webster High School and graduating with the class of 1955.

Bertha was wife and partner of the late Rosebell Finley with whom she fell in love with and married December 28, 1959.

Bertha is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Rosebell Finley; father, William “Buster” Bryant; mother, Leoler Jackson-Bryant; brothers, Blanch, William “Bill”, Tom “Joe”, Johnnie “Lemon”, Shelllie “Jack”, and Sam; sisters, Blanche Lee Polk, Rosie Polk-Middleton, Ever Lee Bryant-Feaster, and Lula Mae Bryant-Yates.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Gaytha J. Bryant of Doyline, La., and two grandchildren.

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