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Bertie Pinkard

October 15, 1942 — September 13, 2018

Pinkard, Bertie Lee (Brown) Age 75.
Bertie peacefully passed on into Our Heavenly Fathers arms on September 13, 2018. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, at Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.

Born October 15, 1942 in Hamlin, Texas to a loving Mother and Father, Mary and Govenor Brown. Bertie's most bountiful blessings were her 15 Sisters and Brothers. She graduated from Hamlin High School. Around 1960 Bertie moved to Big Spring, Texas where she would reside for the next 30 years and raise her 3 children. She was an outstanding and beloved employee at every job she ever had there. Bertie worked for the First National Bank for 15 years and another 15 years at The State Hospital. She joined Mt. Bethel Baptist Church where she would sing for the Lord. In 1990 she took a leap of faith and moved to Austin, Texas where she would live 28 years and start the next chapters of her life. She would be employed by CPC Capital Hospital, then on to The City of Austin and Hutto School districts where she would eventually retire. After retirement at the tender young age of 70, she decided to enroll herself in College for the next 2 years where she maintained a 3.8 GPA.
Bertie was love! Bertie was sunshine! Bertie was joy!

Bertie leaves to cherish her memories:
Six Siblings: Howard Brown(Abilene,Tx), William Brown (Hamlin,Tx) Charles Brown (Tulsa,Ok) Joanne Elix (Roosevelt Ok),Minnie Williams (Hamlin Tx) Mary Nelson (Kyle, Tx)
Three Children:Kym Pinkard, Tim Hastings(Austin, Tx) James Pinkard(Neosho,Mo)
Two Daughters in Law: Kathy Hastings and Misty Pinkard
Four Grandchildren: Bryce Hastings,Raveen Burton-Hastings, Whitney Hastings
Marquette Petterson (Austin,Tx and Houston,Tx)
Seven Great Grandchildren: Jayren,Christopher,Kymiah,(Whitney Hastings)
Emija, Shamyra,Myron, and Rayviana. (Marquette and Erica Petterson)
And a whole host of nieces,nephews and friends. Whom all loved her dearly! And will miss her desperately!
Her work here is done. But she will forever be remembered for the light she brought into the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of simply encountering her.She never met a stranger.
Bertie is preceded in death by her Mother and Father Govenor I.Brown and Mary Brown Hunter.
Siblings:G.B.Brown,Maxine Williams, EmmaJ Freemon,Bessie Jennings,James Brown,Frances(Jean)Stevenson,Janie Marshall,Joyce Covington, and Katherine McClintock. "Fly Bertie Fly"


Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home
505 NW 5th St.
Hamlin, TX  79520
Friday, September 21, 2018
6 8 PM


First Baptist Church
217 SW Ave B
Hamlin, TX  79520
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 AM


Hamlin Memorial Cemetery
2 mi E. of traffic light on TX-92
Hamlin, TX  79520
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