Bertha Lee Stephens of Miami died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at her home after an illness. She was 81.
Mrs. Stephens was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Frisco to Charlie Wesley and Clare May (Brady) Batey. She lived in Miami for three years, moving from Central Valley, Calif.
She was a member of Faith Pentecostal Church in Miami.
Survivors include her husband, Byrl Dean Stephens of Miami; two sons and their wives, Sheran and Nancy Stephens and Pastor Michael and Ruth Stephens, all of Miami; one daughter, Brenda Stephens of Miami; two brothers, Wesley Batey of Dos Palos, Calif., and Harold Batey of El Nido, Calif.; five sisters, Lilie Marshall, Mildred Gillian, Syble Darnell and Marie Von Allman, all of Dos Palos, and Gladys Zenger of Chowchilla, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James Batey, and one sister, Ruby Perry.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Pentecostal Church, east of Miami. Pastor Michael Dean Stephens will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, east of Miami.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Stephens, Jon Stephens, Robert Stephens, Thomas Stephens, Jason Taylor and Philip Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Taylor and Morgan Stephens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Faith Pentecostal Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.