Bertha Mae Hodgkinson, 78, of Gainesville, Texas was called home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Bertha was born on September 20, 1942 in Aubrey, Texas to Frank and Ocia B. (Jones) Miller. She married William Benton Hodgkinson on January 1, 1987 in Collinsville, Texas and they were married for 34 years. Bertha was a member of the First Baptist Church in Collinsville for 38 years. She worked as a nurse for Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman for 24 years, there she was able to indulge her favorite hobby of helping people. Bertha had a true servant’s heart for the Lord and for people. She loved her family and cherished the time with them.
She is survived by her husband, William Benton Hodgkinson, Jr. of Gainesville, TX; son, Larry Warren, Jr., and wife, Angela of Houston; daughter, Becky Hudson and husband, Charles of Ogden, Utah; daughter, Lisa Manuel and husband, Charles of Bedford, sister, Sharon Miller of Denton; sister, Doris Wilde and husband, Ken of Lubbock, grandchildren, Rachel Ream and Tori and Emily Warren; great-grandchildren, Ava, Elizabeth, and Braxton Ream.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ocia B. Miller, first husband, Larry Warren, Sr., brothers, Leon Miller and Cecil Miller.
Funeral Services honoring Bertha will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Collinsville, officiated by Rev. Jerry Davis. Interment will follow at Collinsville Cemetery. No formal visitation is scheduled.
Bertha was an excellent nurse and a wonderful Christian woman. We worked together at WNJ Gastroenterology lab for years. She was always so pleasant and sweet to the patients and coworkers. She was ever thoughtful. I would like to express my condolences to her family.
Bertha was such a kind nurse. She was in the GI lab when I was diagnosed with cancer and was always there to greet me when I returned for checkups. She came to visit me after surgery and brought me a small, pretty vase of pink silk flowers. That really touched me. Several years later I had a friend who was struggling through an illness. Remembering how Bertha’s flowers and encouraging words cheered me, I took that vase of flowers and shared it, along with Bertha’s encouraging words, and gave them to my friend. They brought her comfort also. Such a small thing for her to do, that made an impact far greater than she knew. I know her family will miss her. So sorry for your loss.
Bertha will be missed. She was my neighbor for many years. I pray God comforts you and your family as only he can. I am sorry I could not attend a service for Bertha, just too soon after loosing my daddy. I am positive she is happy and healthy now. God’s hands,