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Bertha Marie Riney

June 13, 1958 April 29, 2019
Bertha Marie Riney
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Bertha Marie Riney was born on June 13, 1958 and raised in Chicago, Illinois to the union of Clenzell and Lottie Riney; she is the eldest daughter of nine children and known as the matriarch of the family.

Bertha met Roy Lee Mitchell in Chicago Illinois.  After relocating to Springfield, IL in 1999, Bertha and Roy became lifelong partners in marriage on August 28th 2000, together they raised nine children; six girls and three boys all of which resides in Central Illinois. 

Bertha accepted Christ at a young age.  Her life's purpose was portrayed through the love, kindness and care that she shared with family and friends.

Bertha opened her heart and home to anyone in need; living out her purpose (Matt 25: 36 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, when I was naked you clothed me, I was sick, you visited me, I was in prison and you came to see about me. ).   Her interest included cooking, watching movies, listening to music and family gatherings.  Bertha devoted much of her time and energy to being caregiver to her family.

She leaves behind a legacy of Love, Strengthen and Perseverance (1st Corithians 13:4-8).  Her presence, smile, warm embrace, caring heart and words of wisdom will be greatly missed. 

Bertha fought and endured like soldier through two decades of health conditions and illnesses but she lost her battle with cancer on Monday, April 29th 2019.

She was preceded in death by her Father: Clenzell Riney, Siblings: Willa, Dennis and Vanessa Riney, Children: Lavell and Ezell Riney, Grandsons: Eric Cherry and William White Jr. Niece: Tasha Riney Mother In Law: Mattie Crosby.

She leaves to cherish her memories: Mother: Lottie Mae Riney, Husband: Roy Lee Mitchell, Siblings: Clenzell Jr. (Melissa Riney), Lottie J. Guy, Sabrina and Felicia Riney, Daughters: Cynthia Cherry (Anthony Cherry), Vera (Seron Hayes), Dominique (Howard Fisher), Amanda (Marvin Brown), Tierra Riney, Iashia Mitchell and Son: Clenzell Riney, Grandchildren (17): Bobby, Anzetta, Aemani, Anthony Sidney, Aj, and Dallas Cherry, Wyatt White, Howard Jr., Davion, Dominic and Royall Fisher, Paris, Avion, Ayana, and Asia Brown, Yakari and Zyell Riney, Great grandchildren (2): Brazil and Bobby Jr. Cherry and a Host of: Nieces (9) Nephews(15), Cousins and Friends.


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11

May

3:00 PM 5/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
Walker Funeral Service-Springfield

2300 East Cook Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Walker Funeral Service-Springfield
2300 East Cook Street Springfield 62703 IL
United States
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