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Thursday, July 11 2019
Bertha Theresa Natzel Cocker

Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 03:31 pm   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
A kind and lovely neighbor to my mom. I enjoyed our chats at the Post Office. My prayers are with the family. She was an amazing lady.
Posted by Joyce Underwood Engnehl on 07/13/2019 - 08:53 AM
all our love.
Posted by Gordon Erby on 07/13/2019 - 09:10 AM
Rest in peace Ma'am. From my family to the Cocker family, may God comfort you and heal your hearts Sonya M. Walker
Posted by Sonya M. Walker on 07/14/2019 - 10:21 PM
She was a nice person. I used to always see her at the Library. May God comfort the family during this time.
Posted by Mike Pettry on 07/15/2019 - 07:04 PM
So sorry for the family to say goodbye to their matriarch. A great blessing to have her that long of course but still, sigh. She's laid to rest where my folks are plus grandparents and sister too. God bless all the family and a special hug to Alison. (Very nice obituary)
Posted by Chrissie Q Barksdale on 07/16/2019 - 07:29 PM
What a Great Soul while on this earth. We hit it off so well in how we viewed this world we live in for such a short time. We both also knew we were not of this world but just passing thru as Our Lord n Savior Reminds us in His Word. GODSPEED Mrs. Cocker & until we meet again. Blessings on Pat & the whole family.
Posted by Rich "Revelation" Johnson on 08/23/2019 - 09:21 PM

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Bertha Theresa Natzel Cocker of Victoria, Va. passed away peacefully with family members around her on July 11, 2019 at the age 90.  She was the daughter of the late Dora (Tellier) and Charles Natzel of Norwich, Connecticut. Bertha was the widow of Louis F. Cocker, Jr. whom she married on May 16, 1953. She is survived by nine children; Alison Hanmer (Rick) of Richmond, Elizabeth Amos (Donnie) of Farmville, Louis F. Cocker, III of Woodbridge; Charles Cocker (Charlene) of Durham, NC.; Mary Brady (Jim) of Chapel Hill, NC; Michael Cocker of Victoria, Patrick Cocker of Victoria, Matthew Cocker (Terri) of Forest, and Christopher Cocker (Julie) of Powhatan. She had sixteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Bertha was predeceased by her four siblings: Louise Yerrington, Charles Natzel, Irene Wilcox and Lorraine Talar all from eastern Connecticut. Bertha said that her children were the joy of her life. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, adult coloring books, arts and crafts, gardening and watching the song birds. Bertha was a 15-year volunteer and treasurer at the Victoria Library, worked the polls during elections, served on the Lunenburg County Social Services advisory board, and was an active parishioner of the former St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Crewe. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her for her kindness and humility. The family will receive friends at their home (2520 Jefferson Avenue, Victoria) from 6 to 8PM 0n Monday, July 15. A private service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Meherrin, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Central Virginia Catholic Cluster, 709 Buffalo Street, Farmville, Va. 23901 and/or the Lunenburg Health Service, P.O. Box 121, Victoria, Va. 23974  

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