September 21, 1968
March 20, 2019
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.