Bertha Blackwell

Obituary of Bertha Lou Blackwell

Bertha Lou Blackwell, 87, of Cayce, SC went to be with our Lord on March 19th, 2020. Bertha was born near Charleston, W. VA, on December 19th, 1932 to Cleta and George Thompson. Bertha was a coal miner's daughter; this gave her a strong spirit throughout her entire life.

Bertha always loved working in her yard and talking with her neighbors. She was raised in Spartanburg, SC, but truely loved the mountains.  She had family in Tennessee and Florida and would often stay with her family in Newport and Nashville Tennessee. Her career was in administration and she had a passion for working with people. Bertha is a member of Taylor Street Baptist Church in Cayce, SC.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Blackwell; and her sisters, Phyllis Barns, Lela Webb and Jean Davis.

Bertha is survived by her sons, Gordon Johnson (Marilyn) of Chapin, SC and David Johnson of Lexington, SC; her three granddaughters, Misty Johnson, Amanda Hardee and Kristi Johnson; and her 3 great grandchildren Hannah, Dillon and Mallory.

Bertha loved her family and friends and thoroughly enjoyed life. She always had a smile and a good joke to share with you. Bertha will always be loved and missed.

Bertha will rest with her husband, Joe Blackwell, at Floyd Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.    

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Taylor Street Baptist Church, 1000 Hafley Ct. Cayce, SC 29033.

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