Bertie Lee Williams

Born in Roosevelt, MN on February 21, 1923

Departed on March 7, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS, THE FAMILY OF BERTIE WILLIAMS HAS POSTPONED THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE TO A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE PERIODICALLY FOR NEW DATE AND TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Bertie Lee Williams, of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at the age of 97. Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Glenn Williams, parents; Walter Wallin and Amy Christine Winter, daughters; Jackie Sweatman and Christine Williams, granddaughter, Beckie Stepp, 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Survived by her children; Tom Williams (Alida) and Robert Williams (Nancy), son-in-law, Bill Sweatman, 6 grandchildren and 16 grandchildren. Bertie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

In 1943, a young woman on a career path with Sylvania in Chicago went to lunch and returned to work as a Navy recruit. She served her country honorably, married another Sailor. She was my mother. She and Dad were married for 54 years when he passed away in 1999. Mom went on to establish herself in the corporate world and raised three children who like our Mom and Dad, married for the long-term. Mom was "Grandma Lee" to seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Over the past several years, she was known as "Miss Bertie" to the hundreds of people she served as a volunteer. The past five years were hard on her as she suffered from the effects of A-Fib and respiratory problems. The past year and a half were really tough, but she continued to volunteer weekly. Over the last four and a half months, Mom was in the hospital seven times, rehab for ten days and settled into assisted living five weeks ago. Mom had a great life. She was loved and honored by many for her volunteer work, military service and the ability to make everyone with whom she came in contact be her friend. Mom quietly passed away about 8:00 PM last night, March 7, 2020. She lived 97 years, and in some ways, looked forward to "Going Home". Perhaps the greatest thing she could have done was to leave her family prepared for this day. Today is a day of sadness, but it is also a day of great calm and peace knowing she is not "Lost". We know exactly where she is.

Speaking for the Williams and Sweatman families, "We love you, Mom. Thank you for a great life."

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS, THE FAMILY OF BERTIE WILLIAMS HAS POSTPONED THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE TO A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE PERIODICALLY FOR NEW DATE AND TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

11 Comments to Bertie Lee Williams

  1. Phil LeGer
    March 9, 2020 4:06 pm

    Here’s one last BERTIE HUG!! You had GRACE** class**

    And a wonderful servants heart…will miss that smile
    And twinkle in the eyes…

    Your recieving THE BEST HUG OF ALL NOW IN CHRISTS
    ARMS…

  2. Julie White
    March 9, 2020 5:06 pm

    Tom and Family, you know how much we loved our Bertie here at the Senior Center. The place just hasn’t been the same since she hasn’t been able to come. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you guys. Love and hugs!! Julie

  3. Jane Black
    March 10, 2020 2:21 pm

    Deeply sorry to hear of this loss but life doesn’t go on forever. All who knew Bertie loved her. Peace and prayers for this lovely lady veteran.

  4. Nancy Legard
    March 13, 2020 9:49 am

    Working with Miss Bertie at the church gym and getting to know her was a joy for both Allan and I. She was such an inspiration! See you in heaven when we get there, sweet Bertie. 💞

  5. Nancy Legard
    March 13, 2020 9:51 am

    It was a joy to know her and love her and serve with her in the FMC gym. Until we meet again Miss Bertie!💞

  6. Jane Koch
    March 13, 2020 2:48 pm

    Bertie was a wonderful member of our FBCH Mission in Action ladies group. We loved her so much and will miss having her among us. That being said, we know she is happy to be in heaven with our Lord and Savior and we will look forward to seeing her there! Peace be with you Bertie!

  7. Linda Mason
    March 13, 2020 4:23 pm

    Bertie was a wonderful Christian lady with a great sense of humor and much wisdom. After her daughter Jackie died, she gave me many of Jackie’s clothes; therefore, I think of Bertie every time that I wear one of those articles of clothing.
    Since she was a former Florida resident, she encouraged me when we made the decision to move there; she knew that I was uncertain about moving because I had lived all of my life in Middle Tennessee. I am so blessed to have known and loved Miss Bertie.

  8. Betty Sine
    March 16, 2020 5:11 pm

    Bertie, I will miss your sweet smile and happy attitude! I’m so glad you are with our Lord and Savior so I can see you again in heaven!

  9. Barbara Kingsborough
    March 18, 2020 9:32 am

    Dear Aunt Lee,
    I have many fond childhood memories of visiting you and Uncle Glenn in Kansas City. Your home was always full of love and fun and laughter. I always admired your intelligence, toughness, resilience and humor and you were always stylish and beautiful!
    Later years found you much the same, always loving and making friends, making us laugh and always fashionable and stylish.
    Love you, your niece, Barbara

  10. Bill Sweatman
    March 19, 2020 10:30 am

    A remarkable women in so many ways.
    Always kind and truly a gift to us all.
    I will miss her.

  11. Bob Williams
    March 19, 2020 12:52 pm

    27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
    28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
    29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
    30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
    31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. – Proverbs 31:27-31

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