Bertha Wilson Fleming, daughter of the late Charles T. Wilson, Jr. and Gertrude Stokes Wilson, was born in Farmville, Virginia on August 22, 1954. She was reared in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1972, she graduated from Dinwiddie County Senior High School. In 1997, she graduated with honors from John Tyler Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Funeral Service.
Bertha has been employed by Scott’s Funeral Home since May 1997 where she is a licensed Funeral Director and Office Manager.

Prior to joining Scott’s Funeral Home, Bertha was employed as a Supervisor/Senior Buyer in the Purchasing Department for Allied Signal, Inc., now Honeywell International for twenty-two years.

She is a former member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia. While at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, she served on the finance committee, young ladies usher board, church directory committee and the summer camp program. In March 2020, Bertha joined St. Peter Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Virginia.

Bertha is the past President of the Central District Funeral Directors Association where she also served as the Secretary. She served as the Chaplain from 2013 to 2014 and then became a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Funeral Directors Association from 2011 to 2014. In June 2019, she was named the Richmond Funeral Directors’ Association Mortician of the Year. She is a member of the Virginia Morticians’ Association, the Richmond Funeral Directors’ Association, Pi Sigma Eta Mortuary Fraternity and the Ebony Ladies, Incorporated. She is a former member of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women Club, Inc., where she served as the financial secretary.

She is married to John W. Fleming and they are the proud parents of one daughter, Jacquelyn Fleming Avent and two granddaughters, Jordan J. and Jayla D. Avent.

Her favorite past times includes listening to gospel music, reading and bowling.


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