Bertha Louise Biddy Allen, 91, of Waycross, Georgia, passed away Tuesday morning December 6, 2022, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born July 26, 1931, in Charlotte, she was the daughter of the late Ollie L. and May Bird Biddy. She grew up in Taylorsville and then moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where she met her husband, the late James W. Allen. They moved to Waycross, Georgia, with his job with the railroad, in 1957, where she lived until passing. She had worked as a waitress at the Green Frog, Holiday Inn, and Hornsby’s House of Beef and was a member of Indian Mound Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother who raised her due to the passing of her mom, Mattie Caroline Fox Biddy; a son, Ray Allen; two sisters, Minnie Mae Rodgers and Margie Patton; and a brother, George Biddy.
Survivors include three children, Donald J. Allen, MaryAnn Allen, and Dale H. Allen, all of Waycross, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Margaret Davis, David Allen, Claire Griffin, Caitlin Hall, Christina Allen, James Curtis Allen, Joey Allen, and Abigail Allen; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Homer Biddy and wife Renee of Taylorsville; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A graveside funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Shiloh Cemetery with Rev. Clayton Davis officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.