Mrs. Bertha Ann McPhatter age 98 transitioned on February 10, 2020 at Open Arms Retirement Center in Raeford, North Carolina. She is the daughter of the late Jordan and Vinnie Purcell.
Mother McPhatter was married to the late Raymond A. McPhatter and was a member of St. James United Church of God. She served in many auxiliaries of the church until her health began to decline. Her husband Elder Raymond A. McPhatter, Sr., and three children, Johnnie, David Calvin, and Shirley Ann preceded her in death.
She leaves to forever cherish her memory: 3 sons; Raymond, Jr. (Sennie); Willie, Sr.; both of Raeford; Elder Charles (Anna) of Pinehurst, 1 daughter-in-law, Mary Catherine McPhatter of Columbia SC; 1 son-in-law, Emanuel Harrington of Raeford; 1 sister-in-law, Minnie Bridges (Willie) of Apex, NC; 16 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020; 2 PM at St. James United Church of God.
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