Bertha Tucker Hewing, 84, of Monticello passed away May 12, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 20, 1929 in Monticello and was the daughter of the late Lee Vester and Della Youngblood Tucker.
Mrs. Hewing was a 1949 graduate of Drew County Training School, where she served as parliamentarian of her class. She was married to the late Earl Hewing.
Mrs. Hewing accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized in the Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership of the late, Rev. W.H. King. She later became a member of the St. Ollie Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Melvin Harrison, Pastor. She served faithfully as a Mother of the Church as long as her health would allow. She served her Lord and St. Ollie faithfully.
Mrs. Hewing retired from Automatic Vending of Arkansas after fifteen years of employment. In her leisure, she enjoyed working with her flowers and gardening. She also enjoyed watching a good football game as a die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan, and a good basketball game (college and professional). And most of all, she enjoyed making her famous peach cobbler for her children.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four daughters, Lucille Hewing, Johnnie Mae Hewing, Rosetta Hewing and Earlie Mae Jordan; one son, Harvey Hewing; three sisters, Vervie Lee Tucker, Beulah T. Hutchins and Mattie T. Green; one brother, George “Doc” Tucker, and two nephews, Ramos Tucker and David Hutchins.
She leaves to celebrate her life, two sons, Ronnie (Lenore) Tucker of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and Danny Tucker of Sherwood; six daughters, Andrea Binns Johnson of Greenwood, South Carolina, Lanee Dunlap of Monticello, Mable Givens and Odell Brown both of Reed, AR, Dorothy Fay Hewing of St. Louis, Mo. and Alice Hewing of McGehee; one brother, Laron (Betty) Tucker of Monticello; one sister, Eleanor Sue Tucker of Monticello; three grandchildren, Kristie Tucker of Sherwood, Ronnie (NaTasha) Tucker, II of Sherwood and Roxanne (Robert) Hester of North Little Rock; four great-grandchildren, Bradley, Erin, Darius and Daniel; and a host of other relatives and the family cat, Bonita.
Visitation is May 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.
Funeral services will be held May 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Ollie Baptist Church in Star City. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello