Mrs. Bertha Irene Palmer

Mrs. Bertha Irene Palmer, 91, of Locust Grove, passed away, April 9, 2012. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and in their Saints Alive Group. In recent years, she went to Locust Grove First Baptist Church, where she attended the Jolly Elders Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul James Palmer.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Johnny Jackson, of Locust Grove; grandchildren; Angelia O’keefe, Johnny Eugene Jackson, Jr., James Paul Jackson, 9 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. The Rev. Hinton Harris and the Rev. Irvin Pearre will officiate. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. The family received friends on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.