ATHENS — Bertha Layne Thompson, 75, of Oxley Hollow Road in Athens died January 26, 2017 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born in Athens, WV September 20, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Virginia Journey Thompson.
Bertha enjoyed working in food service and served at the "Sweet Shop" in Athens for many years and then retired from "Gino's" in Athens after 14 years of service. She was a graduate of Athens High School and a longtime faithful member of Mt. Jackson Baptist Church in Athens.
In addition to her parents one sister, Ruby Jewell Johnson, and two brothers, Robert Thompson and Cleve "Jack" Thompson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two brothers, David Thompson and his wife Linda of Athens and Walter Thompson and wife Cathy of Bridgeton, NJ; three sisters, Ruth Howington of Princeton, Peggy Hall and husband Emmett and Shirley Devore and husband Steve all of Bridgeton, NJ; Sister-In-Law, Geneva Darlene Thompson of Athens and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Bertha will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Eugene Hazelwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Athens Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 12:00 Noon to the service hour on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Jackson Baptist Church, P.O. Box 787, Athens, WV 24712.
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