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Bertha, daughter to Lee Quarles, Sr., and Mary Parham Quarles, was born on September 17, 1950 in Clarksville, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her father and stepfather, Charles R. Stewart.
She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and was a lifetime member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where she diligently served on the Usher Board and as a member of the Utility Ministry.
Bertha received her formal education in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System where she attended the Historic Burt High School and graduated with the Class of 1968. She worked as a cook at First Baptist Church in the food ministry where she served as Kitchen Supervisor for more than 25 years before retiring in 2013. She loved her co-workers and met many strangers, who later became her friends there.
Bertha had a special bond with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, looked forward to their shopping trips on the weekends and spending time with family. She enjoyed hopping in the car with her son, Steve, visiting friends or just going to Kroger, Dollar Market or Walmart. She also enjoyed reading and cooking. She looked after her Mother and took her brothers under her wings. Bertha loved and lived her life! All who knew and loved her will sorely miss her presence and smiling face.
On Friday, June 4, 2021, God dispatched His angel of love to safely escort Bertha to her heavenly home.She leaves to cherish precious memories to be shared by her daughter, Larisha M. Clardy; son, Steven D. Gold; grandchildren, Clintavius Clardy and LaShanta Clardy; great-grandchildren, Kyraih Clardy, Jadonte Atkinson and Krysten Clardy; mother, Mary M. Stewart; brothers, Lee (Margaret S.) Quarles, II, Cedric Gibson, Fredric Gibson, all of Clarksville, TN and Marvin (Judy) Quarles, Christiana, TN; aunt, Floyde Batson, Clarksville, TN; stepbrother, Kenneth Rogers; son-in-law, Clint Clardy, Clarksville, TN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends . Viewing Friday, June 11, 2021 12:00 p.m. -7:00p.m. at Foston Funeral Home. Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Christ the Healer Church. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
A candle was lit in memory of Bertha Quarles
George Young Aug 19 2021 6:52 PM