Mrs. Bertie L. Primrose Bryant, 90 years of age, was called home on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Bertie Louise Primrose was born October 12, 1927, to Isaac and Minnie Primrose in Jasper, Texas. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age and was a longtime member of Peachtree Baptist Church. Bertie graduated from Jasper High School in 1945 and then attended Satterwhite Business College in Beaumont, Texas. She met and married Clifton Bryant, November 27, 1950.
Ms. Bertie enjoyed spending time with her family, sharing stories of her travels around the world with her husband, Clifton. She stated that, “I have had a great and wonderful trip in life and don’t think I would change anything, maybe smooth out some rough spots. Our Lord created a wonderful world and it takes all kinds of talent to take care of it.”
Her second love was of history, she wrote several books about her family’s history. Ms. Bertie was also very active in the Jasper community, she was chosen as Citizen of the Year in 1993, Angelina River Firefighter of the Year in 1989, and Jasper Lions Rodeo Parade Marshal in 1993.
Ms. Bertie was instrumental in starting the Jasper Main Street Project, President of the Jasper County Historical Commission. She worked on revitalizing the Jasper County Courthouse and replacing the Clock Tower, known then as the women that kept “Jasper on Time.” Through hours of work and research she helped place many historical markers all over Jasper County, including the Belle Jim and the Jasper County Courthouse. She was a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Ms. Bertie was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Minnie Primrose; her husband of 67 years of marriage, Clifton Bryant; brothers, Marvin Primrose and Tommy Primrose, both of Jasper; one sister, Bernice Miller, also of Jasper; and a granddaughter, Mary Bradley of Jasper.
Ms. Bertie is survived by two daughters, Gwen Withrow and husband of Nederland, Texas, and Sandra Ludwig and husband of Bridge City, Texas. Ms. Bertie also leaves to cherish her memories 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Visitation for Bertie Bryant will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Forest Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, located at 601 W. Gibson in Jasper, Texas.
Life honoring services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Forest Oaks Chapel. Her final resting place will be at the Homer Cemetery.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Jasper, Texas.
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