SHREVEPORT, LA – Bertha Walters Self Wyatt, 91, went to her heavenly home on November 2, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Her love and devotion to her family and her firm belief in God sustained her throughout her life.
Bertha was born to the late John and Viola Walters, of Simpson, Louisiana on August 4, 1924. She was the seventh of eight children. Bertha was blessed with a large and loving family. She married John T. Self in 1942 and together had six children. After Mr. Self’s death, she married George Wyatt in 1988 and they had a wonderful life together until his death in 1995.
Bertha was a faithful member of Hope Community Church of God. She was a homemaker most of her life. She went into business with her daughter, Sandra and together they ran S&B Ceramics. She was a certified instructor of ceramics, made porcelain dolls and an avid quilter. She was affectionately called “Granny Grunt” by her grandchildren, whom she adored.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Walters, brothers, Almon, Johnnie, Willie, Luther, Leo, and Murphy Walters, and sister, Bertie Tingle, and one infant son, John Thomas Self, Jr. She is survived by her children, Sharon Glasner and husband, Del, Sandra Harris and husband, Kenneth, Norman and wife, Ramona, Holly and husband, Jim, and Ricky and wife, Jerri. She also had ten grandchildren, Kelly Nickels, Mark Glasner, Norm Self, Jr., Bryan Self, Derek Bryant, Ashley Sams, Amber Morlock, Jared Miller, Brad Self and Amie Self, along with twenty-one great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Bertha will be held at Rose-Neath Southside Funeral Home in Shreveport, on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Park West. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Hicks and Rev. Steve Nelson. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Southside.