Bertha Mayo, 50, of Abilene passed away March 20, 2019 in Big Spring.
A funeral service will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11 AM at the Faith Deliverance Community Church. Interment will follow at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 8 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home.
Bertha was born on September 21, 1968 in Haskell, Texas to Vernon Session Sr. and Era Faye Wickware Session. There to greet her was Era Mae Session, Vernon Lee Session Jr, Fred Session, Ricky Session, LaVerne Session, Era Lee Session, Connie Faye Session, Irene Session. Siblings born after her were Darrell Session, Ervin Session, Vanessa Session, Matthew Session, Mark Session. Her heart was broken when at 16 her beloved daddy passed away. Bertha joined the US Army in 1987 after graduating from Seymour ISD. She married Bernard Mayo Sr. in February 1989 and gave birth to Bernard Larinso Mayo Jr. in September 1989. Bernard Sr. passed away February 2013. Bertha was blessed to travel and meet a lot of people. She lived in Rochester, TX., Seymour, TX., Copperas Cove, TX., Killeen, TX., Lake City, Fl., Mannheim, Germany, Tacoma, WA., Olympia, WA., and Abilene, TX which she called home since 1996. Bertha went to work for TDCJ for 10 years. She gave her life to God, her prayer is that through her singing, preaching, praying and living that it was not in vain. She made mistakes and had to pay a price, she asked God to Rebuild her and make her over.
Bertha is survived by her son, Bernard Mayo Jr; her mother, Era Faye Session Gindratt; siblings, Era Johnson, Vernon Lee Session Jr. and wife Ruby, Fred Session, Ricky Session, LaVerne Key, Era Lee Horton and husband John, Connie Morrison, Irene Flemming and husband Damien, Darrell Session, Ervin Session and wife Michelle, Vanessa Ramos, Matthew Session and wife Layla, Mark Session; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Bertha was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Session Sr. and a baby brother, Earl Session.
My Deepest Condolences to the Family and friends of Ms. Mayo (May she Rest in Peace) As a fellow US Army Veteran and as Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Volunteer, Ms. Mayo will be greatly missed.
William Rivera Vazquez, VCPS (US Army)Hurst, TX
Rest In Heaven Mrs. Mayo will miss those heartfelt talks and laughs, your friend April
April Franks West Texas VA Big SpringBig Spring, TX
I can't believe that U r gone Ms Bea.
R.I.P Army sister
may GOD b with ur son & keep him safe
A ReneeBurleson, TX
Sister, no words can express the shock and anguish I feel at your passing ....... rest easy , see ya on the other side
ConnieSan Antonio, TX
To all the filly
May all of you be blessed with love, peace, strength and unity.
Sandra Raynor-ChappleDallas-Fort Worth, TX
I am literally sick over this!! sis i love you
Matthew SessionAbilene, TX
My Heart felt condolences to Mother Ginrette and her family, especially to Erwin Session, who I consider my son in the gospel. I am praying for God’s comfort and peace for each of you today and in the days and weeks to come! May our God of all grace saturation you with His love through others as you navigate your way through this grief and the pains of loosing a love one. However we that was saved know and believe, because our lives are hidden in Christ Jesus, we have eternal life and we just changed our earthy home for our forever home in heaven with Jesus!
Evangelist Pat WillieAllen, TX
My dear sister I do miss you on this earth but I know you are better now more pain no more suffering I still cannot believe you’re gone but we know to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord I love you sis until we meet again
Era lee hortonCrowley, TX