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North Cleveland Cemetery
Thursday August 24th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Friday August 25th, 2017

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Berda Prewitt

CLEVELAND - Berda Gay Prewitt, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at the Bolivar Medical Center Long Term Care Facility.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the New Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Gabby Hays and Rev. John Thomas will officiate the services.

Berda was born on October 18, 1927 to Benny and Nora(Robins) Willard in Bolivar County, MS.  She was a retired telephone operator, loving housewife and mother. Berda enjoyed sewing, fishing, attending church, working the garden and visiting with friends and family. She was a member of Yale Street Baptist Church.

Berda was preceded in death by her parents--Benny and Nora Willard; her husband--Walter Junior Prewitt; her daughter--Connie June Prewitt; her sisters Dale Spears, Juanita Murphy, Jeanetta Ruth Willard and Norma Scott Willard; her brothers--Larry Willard, James Willard, Leon Willard, Cecil Willard, Harold Willard and Benard Willard.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hudson, Charles Weeks, Ralph Rush, Tommy Fortenberry, Taylor Morse and Matthew Lishman.

Berda is survived by Daughter, Theresa Grantham of Cleveland, MS;  Son, Ray Prewitt of Cleveland, MS;  Daughter, Gay Prewitt of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Leaton Willard of Southaven, MS;Grandson, Michael Morse of Cleveland, MS; Grandson, Billy Morse of Cleveland, MS;   Great-grandchildren--Ashley Morse, Allison Morse, Heather Lishman & Taylor Morse; Great-great-grandchildren--William Fortenberry, Sadie Fortenberry, Eli Fortenberry, Reyes Moran , Asher Lishman and Quin Lishman; a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Morrison Chapel Baptist Church 196 Morrison Chapel Rd Cleveland, MS 38732.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Theresa I do not know if you remember me or not but we used to win all the street dances in Cleveland I am sorry for your loss I have been there just hold on to your faith and god will see you through it all GOD bless you and all the family

chris whitman Oct 31 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 24 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found
great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will
swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at
Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death.
For more comfort, I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

Dennis Mathewson Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

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