Bertha Olivia Ware Herring Stukes, 85 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was born on Thursday, February 17, 1927, in Satsuma, LA. Bertha loved bingo, cooking, and laughing with family. She is survived by 5 children, Jimmy Herring (Judy), Brenda Richardson (Ike), Frances Fletcher (Richard), Denise Brann, Shirley “Cookie” Burns (Larry); 12 grandchildren, Carl Isaac Richardson, Karen Wall, Brenda Parent, Chet Herring, Deanie Ables, Ryan Herring, Chris Fletcher, Lisa Rhodus, Richard Fletcher Jr., Jared Brann, Alyson Brann, Callie Burns; 20 great grandchildren, Ike D. Richardson, Billy Richardson, Holly Bethel, Matthew Wall, Don Wall, Cassidy Woods, Connor Parent, Autumn Herring, Sawyer Herring, Ashford Bertolino, Ashley Fletcher, Cassie Parker, Tiffany Courtney, Timothy Rhodus, Kristin Young, Caroline Ables, Kristen Fletcher, Chris Herring, Brandon Herring, Britney Herring; 8 great-great grandchildren, Mackenzie Richardson, Mallorie Richardson, Maggie Richardson, Macksim Richardson, Skylar Bethel, Talan Bethel, Hope Wall, JJ Courtney. She is preceded in death by her husband, Quentin Stukes; first husband, Hollis Herring; brother, Troy Ware; sister, Shirley Stafford and half sister, Bessie Munn. Son-in-law, Duncan Brann. Friends will be received Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until services at Harry McKneely & Son in Hammond. Services will begin at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery in Holden LA. A guestbook is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
Source: Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) – Monday, January 7, 2013