February 12, 1925 - August 9, 2019
Bertha Lee Saxton, was born to the late Shed Sr. and Josephine Crenshaw on February 12, 1925 in Wetumpka, Al. She graduated from Elmore County High School. From there she attended Elmore County Beauty School, where she became a whiz in handling the hot combs and curling irons. Bertha moved to Michigan in 1945 where she met and married Samuel Saxton. Within that union four children- Erma Jean, Fannie Lee, Sammie Lee and Sanford James were born. Later on, two more children Patricia Ann and Terrie Ann were united to the family. She was a devoted mother who took prides in taking care of her six children. Aside from being a mother, Bertha began her career at Killingbeck Nursing Home as head dietician. She then went on to work at Mary Crest Manor as head Kitchen Manager until her retirement. She loved cooking Sunday family dinners and we could always depend on her for a fresh press and curl. She enjoyed going fishing with Mr. and Mrs. Jackson even though she didn't like put the worms on the hooks. She also loved to barbeque whether it be sun or snow. Her presence with us will truly be missed. Bertha departed her life on August 9, 2019 at home with her sister and daughter in Inkster, MI. She leaves to cherish her lasting memories: a very devoted sister, Arie Ruth Hodge; a loving daughter Terrie (Roy) Saxton and a son-in-law Robert Long of Brewton, Alabama; six wonderful grandchildren, Francetta (Chris) Leslie, Deshawn (Erika) Saxton, Lola Pitts, Darnell (Jewel) Williams and Paris (Tyler) Jones; sixteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and a loving adopted daughter, Debra Archer and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Bertha Lee Saxton, was born to the late Shed Sr. and Josephine Crenshaw on February 12, 1925 in Wetumpka, Al. She graduated from Elmore County High School. From there she attended Elmore County Beauty School, where she became a whiz in handling... View Obituary & Service Information
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