Bertie Armstrong Davidson

Published 11:34 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bertie Armstrong Davidson passed away peacefully at Eagle Lake on Aug. 29, 2015, at the age of 95.

Bertie was born in Silver Creek to Earl M. Armstrong and Ella Herring Armstrong on 80 acres with five brothers and four sisters.

In addition to her parents, Bertie is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, James Howard Davidson; four of her brothers and all four of her sisters.

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Bertie is survived by her only child, James “Jim” Howard Davidson II and his wife, Darlene K. Davidson. She is also survived by her brother, George Armstrong of Columbia; four grandchildren: Kelsey Davidson Mitchell, James Howard Davidson III, Brandi Corbin Thomas A. Corbin Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she was executive secretary for the chief of operations division with the Vicksburg District for many years.

Along with enjoying her vegetable garden and flower gardens and visiting with her neighbors on Sea Island Drive, Bertie was an avid outdoors person. She enjoyed deer hunting at Steele Bayou Hunting Club, where she was a lifetime member, and white perch fishing on Eag1e Lake. Bertie was of the Baptist faith and a member of Eagle Lake Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Riles Funeral Home with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service with Bro. Bobby Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Howard Davidson II, James Howard Davidson III, Mitch Mitchell, Thomas A. Corbin Jr., Robert Goss and Bill Armstrong. Honorary Pallbearers will be residents of Sea Island Drive and members of Steele Bayou Hunting Club.

Memorials may be made to the Eagle Lake Baptist Church Building Fund, 15481 Highway 465, Vicksburg, MS.