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Bertha Conner

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

A Private Funeral Service for Mrs. Bertha A. Conner will be conducted 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Sister Bertha Albert Conner 100 was born February 25, 1920 in Florence, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Maxie and Belva Albert. “Annie Dug” as she was affectionately called by her nieces and nephews departed this life, Thursday, December 17, 2020 at her residence after an illness.

Sister Bertha attended the Public Schools of Florence County. She worked at Camelia Motel for 45 plus years.

At an early age, Sister Bertha joined Bower’s Chapel United Methodist Church until her health declined. She was the oldest member of the Church, so therefore Pastors past and present would still come to her home to fellowship with her.

Sister Bertha A. Conner was married to the late Albert Conner, Sr. and was blessed with ten children out of this union.

Sister Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two children, Charlie Dargan and Alma J. Muldrow; three sisters, Ethel A. Britton, Alma A. Durant, and Mary Anderson; and two brothers, Willie Albert and Maxie Albert.

Sister Bertha leaves to cherish her precious memories: four daughters, Frances (Willie) Riley of Florence, South Carolina, Mary (Ron) Muller of Boise, Idaho, Sallie C. Parks and Denise (Reverend Maurice) Jackson both of Florence, South Carolina; four sons, James Dargan, Elder David (Julie) Dargan, and Edward Lee Conner all of Florence, South Carolina and Albert (Juanita) Conner, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; a special granddaughter and caregiver, Sharon Dargan; 20 grandchildren; 70 great grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Please keep the family of Bertha Conner in your thoughts and prayers.

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You were the best mom in the whole world. Thank you for loving me as your own , taking care of me was not easy I know but you hung in there just for me. Those salmon and rice , and biscuits taste so good no one can do it like you. You keep me inline and spank me where I got out of the way. I love you mom so much , you will never be forgotten . Again I say thank God for you!!

David Dargan Aug 7 2021 1:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bertha Conner

David Dargan Aug 7 2021 1:50 PM

Mom, I really miss you so much it hurts you have been gone a month now I am still crying mom I love you so much after 100 years you had to leave us we had a good life with you mom tell alma and charlie and now your grandson Thadd hello for me till we meet again mom RIP I love you. your daughter Mary

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Denise and family, I just wanted you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My Prayers are with the family my deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Angeie Dargan my co-Work

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm great full for all the memories I have with you as I grew up. My favorite memory will always be of you with your bright, blue hair. I love you Baby Grandma and I'll miss you forever. Shana Goodman

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To my grandmother. I knew that this day would come but it still doesn't ease the hurt. My heart is broken knowing that i can't be there to be apart of your final journey. I will miss the visits and the hugs and all that i feel when i'm in your presence. I'm not sure you know what an affect that you had on my up bringing. I thank you for who i am today. My mom was raised by you and me by her if it wasn't for you there would be no me. We all love and miss you already but will keep your spirit in our hearts. Go ahead and take your rest. You've earned it! The Goodman family. Jalen, Shana, Sam (Bebo)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Such a sweet lady and will be forever missed and in our hearts forever. Ron muller

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your lost , my prayers are with all of you , Ms.Bert was a wonderful Lady , Loving, caring, loved her double mint gum, always smiling, loved working in her yard , Ms.Bert sure did worry about her son BIRD ( Edward ) . Ms.Bert I have always loved you you sure will be missed . RIP with all my love . Wanda Rogers

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Bertha Conner family. A beautiful soul has departed for heaven. May God bless and comfort the loved ones she leaves behind. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Estella & Arbell Pack Family Temple,Texas

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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