Bertha Norris Day of Greenville, Florida, passed away on September 15, 2011, at Lake Park of Madison Nursing Home, Madison, Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel with Rev. John Ballard, Rev. Tom Ray Kelly, and Mr. Norman Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Greenville, Florida. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM Friday, September 16, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home.
She was born on December 24, 1926, at Hanson, Florida to the late Archie and Addie Norris.
Mrs. Day was a founding member of St. Johns’s Baptist Church where she served in many roles, including teaching Sunday School, VBS Director, Treasurer, Clerk and singing in the choir. She served her community as an active member of the Hamburg Lovett Volunteer Fire Department. She retired from Weeks Textile Company, Quitman, Georgia where she was employed for many years. She loved quilting as a hobby.
Mrs. Day is survived by her children: Gene Alan Day (Kathleen) of Greenville, Florida, Judy D. Webb (Coye) of Lee, Florida and Juanell D. Sherman of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Grandchildren: Gene A. Day, Jr. (Polly) of Greenville, Florida , Travis Day of Springfield, Illinois, Coye F. (Lin) Webb, Jr. (Shannon), Marc Webb (Candice) and Shawn Webb (Jessica), all of Lee, Florida and Ashley Sherman of Dahlonega, Georgia. Great-grandchildren: Ashton Day, Avery Day, Aubrey Day, Alivia Day, Blake Webb, Addison Webb, Gracie Galbraith, and Olivia Galbraith. One sister, Doris Norris Newman. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Marcus M. Day, and two brothers, Herbert (Shorty) Norris and Gerald Norris.
Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel is in charge of arrangements, (850)973-2258.