Bertha Marie Sedrick, daughter of the late Ernest Jackson and Clara McFarlen Jackson, was born on Oct. 6, 1923, at Dexter and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the age of 80.
Mrs. Sedrick was a member of the General Baptist Church at St. Louis where she played the piano and taught Sunday School. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Charles A. Sedrick on April 29, 1941, at Poplar Bluff and to this union four children were born. Mr. Sedrick preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Rae Sedrick of Crescent City, Calif., and Gregory Allen Sedrick of Hixon, Tenn.; two daughters, Ruth Ann Edwards of Dexter and Rosetta Sue Teague of Warsaw; one step-son, Glen Alvin Sedrick of Poplar Bluff; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Jackson and Dennis Jackson; and two sisters, Alberta Moody and Beulah Johns.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Gerald King officiating.
Interment followed in the Dexter Cemetery.