Bertha Virginia (Overton) James

April 25, 1926 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 94)

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Our beloved, Bertha Virginia Overton James, departed from this earthly life while surrounded by her loving family and friends on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her residence in Rego Park, NY. Bertha worked numerous years as a Custodian at the Belk Department Store in Elizabeth City, NC. 

Life Celebration Services will be conducted on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, NC where Rev. Dr. Ricky L. Banks is Pastor. The Rev. George Munden will be Officiating and the Words of Comfort will come from the Rev. Joseph Welch. A viewing of her earthly remains will take place at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Her earthly frame will rest at the close of the day in the Galatia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hertford, NC. We are still reserving all COVID-19 restrictions and we ask that you would adhere to the social distancing along with the facial coverings. 

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Walk-Through Viewing Only
October 23, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
October 24, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Stephen Misisonary Baptist Church
506 York Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This event will be live-streamed

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