Bertie Marie Barham
July 7, 1933 – September 4, 2015
WENDELL – Bertie Marie Barham, 82, a truly special woman, passed away Friday evening. A native of Wake County she was daughter to the late Otha Ivey & Martha Odie Thomasson Barham. Bertie worked with the NC Department of Revenue as a Reserve Administration Officer. She was the first female auditor in the State and upon her retirement was the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor James B. Hunt. She was a faithful member of Wendell Baptist Church where she was very active. Bertie was a strong and intelligent woman. She will be remembered by many. Bertie also volunteered with the American Cancer Society helping transport patients for treatment. She was preceded in death by her brother, W. M. Barham.
She is survived by her niece, Gwen Loftus (Russ), great nephews, John & Nick Loftus, 5 great, great, nieces & nephews, and many beloved cousins.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wendell Baptist Church “Funding The Future”. The family request food be taken to the NC Food Bank.
Visitation 3-4:30 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.
Funeral service 4 pm, Monday, Wendell Baptist Church with burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery.