Mrs. Lee Bertha Deese, 88, of 212 Old Baker Road, was born December 22, 1924 and departed this life on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Tommie Deese; her mother: Mrs. Eliza Johnson Deese; five sisters: Ms. Dess, Ms. Alberta, Ms. Roberta, Ms. Delphia, and Ms. Rosie; and three brothers: Mr. Will, Mr. Berk, and Mr. Neal.
The funeral will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Bakers Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs: Lindbergh Chavis and Vance McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Deese is survived by two sons: Mr. Tommy Dean Deese (Betty) of Maxton, and Mr. Homer Lee Deese of the home; five daughters: Mrs. Mary Faye Locklear (Lester) of Maxton, Ms. Audrey Peck of Painesville, OH, Ms. Mary Lee Chavis of Lumberton, Mrs. Deborah A. Jones (Harrison) of Rowland, and Ms. Brenda C. Deese of Pembroke; one brother: Mr. Earl Deese of Pembroke; seven grandchildren; eight great grand children; four great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the church.