Bertha Jean Rebello Pontes

December 1, 1942 ~ May 27, 2020 (age 77)

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Bertha Jean Rebello Pontes, age 77 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Born in Swansea, Massachusetts on December 01, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Manuel L. & Alexandria Simos Rebello. Bertha worked in maintenance for Truett McConnell College and retired with 18 years of service. In her spare time, she was an avid reader. Bertha was a very dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, & pet mom. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, David Rebello, Manuel E. Rebello, & William Rebello.

Survivors include her children, Brian Pontes of Kentucky; William & Rachelle Pontes of St. Petersburg, FL; Cheryl & James LeQuire of Cornelia, GA; Joe & Betty Pontes of Cleveland, GA; brother, James Rebello of Cape Cod, MA; sister, Veronica Soares Somerset, MA; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.

In consideration of public health & safety, a private family graveside service is scheduled for Monday, June 01, 2020 at Hillside Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made to Charles Smithgall Humane Society, P.O. Box 2090 Cleveland, GA. 30528

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256



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Graveside Celebration of Life Service
June 1, 2020

Hillside Gardens Cemetery
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

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