Bertice LaVerne Wiggins
Bertice LaVerne Wiggins
  • June 7, 1927 - April 5, 2017
  • Seadrift, Texas

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Bertice LaVerne Brister Wiggins, 89, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 5, 2017. She was born June 7, 1927 in Foster, Oklahoma to William Mack and Mattie Frances Hodge. She graduated high school in Wynnewood, Oklahoma in 1945 and on August 27, 1946 Bertice married the love of her life, William Thomas Wiggins and they shared 31 wonderful years together before his passing in November 1977.
She was a home health nursing home aide before moving to Seadrift in June 1976. Continuing her desire to work she cleaned homes for various people in Seadrift before being hired for CCISD in the maintenance department at the Seadrift Schools in 1978 and working there for 16 years.
To the marriage of William and Bertice they were blessed with ten children; six girls and four boys; Vickie D, Gwynne A., Taresia L., Erline Y., Chad E., Edwin G. (deceased), Tawana F., Andrea M., Thomas M., Stacey N.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, a son Edwin G. and three grandchildren.
Bertice served her faith, as well as her community being a Jr. Vice, Sen. Vice and commander for 14 years in the DAV Auxiliary, By Faith a Baptist, she taught Sunday Bible Classes, Discipleship Class and was a very faithful worked in her church where she was an advisor, companion, helpful and loving to her children. She will be missed and remembered for her gift of caring and how she was a help to her friends and family.
A time of visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 9 AM-10 AM at the First Baptist Church in Seadrift along with a funeral service at 10 AM with Rev. Jason Delgado officiating. Graveside services will be held 2 PM Saturday April 8, 2017 at Grandview Cemetery in Grandview, TX.
Pallbearers will be Michael Shane Burguss, David Brian Braddock, Johnathan Wiggins, Joshua Wiggins, Jorden Wiggins and Brent Coggin.
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