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Bertha Lee Jones James

Bertha Lee Jones James, 77, of Hazlehurst, died June 26, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Graveside services were held July 8 at Greater New Zion M.B. Church in Hazlehurst. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mrs. James was born March 16, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., to Charlie Jones and Celestine Shannon Jones. She was a member of New Poplar Springs Baptist Church for over 20 years and was later a member of Church of Christ in Montezuma, Ga., until she relocated to McComb. She was a graduate of Georgia Southwestern College School of Nursing in Americus, Ga., where she graduated magna cum laude in 1984 as an RN. She was married to Morris James Sr. in 1970.
She is preceded in death by her husband and son, Darren Andrew James.
Survivors include her children, Morris James Jr., First Lt. Terrence James, and Dawn Ellis; siblings, Willette Robinson, Zedora Barnes, and Andre Jones; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.