Bertha Marie Cabbagestalk was born July 2, 1939 in Washington DC, to the late Charles Sr. & Edna Butler. She was called home to rest on July 11, 2020 after a long bout with cancer.
As a kid, Bertha was a free spirit and no matter what the consequences, she would always do what she wanted to do. Bertha received her education through public school system in the District of Columbia. Bertha had 7 children 2 sons & 5 daughters. Ronrico & John; Deborah, Helen, Brenda, Edna & Lorren-ney. In her early years Bertha worked for People Involvement Corporation (PIC) which was a community action referral service where she served helping people obtain food, clothing, shelter and medical help. Bertha also worked as a Clinic Coordinator at Zacchaeus Clinic. She had such a warm and loving heart and a smile that would light up any darkness. Bertha and her husband John Cabbagestalk were married for 29 years, but together 46 years.
She opened her home to anyone who needed a place to stay. She was noted for her dance moves. She loved to dance and play Pokeno. She loved her oldies but goodies music. Bertha gave her life to the Lord and joined Missionary New Birth Baptist Church in NE Washington, DC, where she was baptized and server on the Usher Board. She later relocated to South Carolina where she sought out several churches and finally making New Haven United Methodist Church her new church home. She served on the Usher Board, Woman’s Board & Senior Choir. Bertha looked forward to her sharing time with her daughter Helen and they sang together “Nobody Greater” by Vashawn Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by, two daughters, Deborah & Brenda and a son, John.
Bertha leaves to morn 4 children, Ronrico, Helen, Edna & Lorren-ney, 14 grandchildren; Carol, Florence, Gregory, Crystal, Shawn, Shanee, Johnanna, John, Antionette, Stefany, Steve, Brittany, Ashley and Chamari; 31 great-grandchildren & 6 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister, Carol F. Williams; 2 brothers, Charles Butler, Jr. and Bruce Butler, Sr. along with a slew of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Free from this world’s trials and tribulations, she is now free to soar without the confinement of pain…no more pain!!!
July 17, 2020
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Nelson-Haile Funeral Home
919 Church Street
Camden, SC 29020
July 18, 2020
New Haven United Methodist Church
3159 Red Hill Road
Bishopville, SC 29010