Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta “Bert” Myers, 92, who died Aug. 15 in Monroe, will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, Aug. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Held officiating. Visitation will be held 1-2 P.M. at the church. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.
Etta Alberta “Bert” Grissom Myers was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Lebanon, Tennessee, to parents Albert Franklin Grissom and Etta Pearl Hart Grissom. Her father died when she was eight months old. After Albert’s death, Pearl and Alberta moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, where Pearl worked at the V.A. Hospital.
Bert graduated from Science Hill High School, attended Milligan College and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in secondary education and English.
Bert taught English to seventh graders in Fort Lauderdale, where she met Jim on a blind date. The couple married July 14, 1954, in Johnson City. Their marriage lasted 68 years.
Bert and Jim lived in various cities and in 1967, they moved to Monroe, where they raised their three children.
She enjoyed homemaking, gardening, volunteering at E.A. Conway Memorial Hospital, and was an avid reader. She especially enjoyed travel several times to Europe and to Australia and Kenya.
Bert worked in retail and sold real estate. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Monroe Garden Club and the Monroe Symphony League.
She had a strong faith in God and was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, always placing the needs of her family above her own. Bert considered her children and grandchildren her greatest reward and loved them dearly.
Survivors include her husband, Jim; daughter Laura, her husband Tom Heine and daughter Anna Lynn; son Doug, his wife Missy and children Thor and Maisy; and son John, his wife Oksana and daughter Anastasia.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Stewart, George Schaeffer, Tim Shumake, Charles Hughes, Robert Canterbury, and John Quillman. Honorary pallbearers will be Syd Cameron, Bill Carroll, and Ed Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to a charity of choice.