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Bertha Mae Baker-Johnson

Bertha Mae Baker-Johnson

Bertha Mae Baker-Johnson of Willingboro, NJ was born June 6, 1941 in Baldwin County, Alabama.  She was the daughter of the late Elijah and Ida Mae Baker. She departed for glory on April 18, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Bertha loved everyone and had a quiet and gentle spirit.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren.  She also loved to travel; making several trips throughout the years to visit her sisters across the country. Bertha had a passion for reading, southern food, singing  hymns and shopping. Bertha was giving, nurturing and was a great listener to all.

In 1963 Bertha relocated to New York City where she began her career in healthcare.  Bertha was a hard worker who believed that anything worth having, was worth working for.  She worked hard in every aspect of her life, with her family, friends, co-workers, church and even strangers.  After 30 years of fulfilling service Bertha retired from Isabella Geriatric Center. During that time, she also served as a faithful member of Mount Zion AME church.  Upon retirement, Bertha relocated to Burlington, New Jersey to be near her loved ones.  Bertha joined Good Shepherd UMC where she served on several ministries until she was no longer physically able to serve. 

In addition to her parents, Elijah and Ida Mae, her second set of parents; Pelly Nell and Percy Montgomery and 7 of her 17 siblings, William Lee, Jackie, Robert Lee, Doris, Percy Lee, Annie, Isaac; and her son Andrew, all proceeded her in death. 

She leaves to cherish her memory 3 children Edward, Cinella (James), and Leveice; 3 sisters and 6 brothers, Clara (Laddie), Katie, Cynthia (Jimmy), Albert, Bennie (Josephine)Joseph, John, Charles and Leon; 4 grandchildren Shakia (Brandon), Edrika, Justin and Ciara; 5 great-grandchildren Samiyah, Kylie, Breyanah, Skylah, and Laila; a godson Russell (Sharon)and 3 special god grandchildren Tyrek, Tyrese, and Nisea, a special friend; Sara and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, her church family and many dear friends.

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