Celebrating the life of Gertrude H. Wise
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GERTRUDE HARRIS WISE of Amelia, Virginia entered in to eternal rest Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the age of 72. She was born on December 22, 1937, the daughter of the late Joseph and Vera Harris.
She was educated in the Amelia County Public School system and graduated from Russell Grove High School. Gertrude was a member of Flower Hill Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir until her health began to fail.
In 1958, she married George Melvin Wise, Jr. and from this union they had six children. Gertrude was a dedicated wife and mother, a treasure to her family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and was a passionate quilter.
She was predeceased by her children, Cynthia Wise LeFear and George Melvin Wise, III. She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, George; their children, Bryant (Deborah), Bruce (Angela), Sylvia (Sandy Dansby, Jr.), and Kenneth (Kim); their grandchildren, Nicole, Bryant Jr., Javon, Torien, Dontre’, Houston II, Astarshia, Brandon, Sean, and Kenston; three sisters, Lillian Hicks, Annie Tyler, and Juanita Jones; two brothers, Aubrey and Douglas Harris; sisters-in-law, Effie Coleman, Reverend Gloria Coleman (Reverend Jimmy), Pearl Crawley (Maynard), and Louise Harris; brothers-in-law, Lawrence and Lemuel Wise; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m at the funeral home.
Funeral Services Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Flower Hill Baptist Church, Amelia with interment in the church cemetery.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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