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Bertha M. Wheat

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February 27, 1930 ~ October 22, 2023

Born in: LaVernia, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Bertha Mae (Applewhite) Wheat was born on February 27, 1930 in La Vernia Texas to the union of Claude and Effie Applewhite. She excepted Christ at an early age and attended Zion fair Baptist Church and was a faithful and dedicated member under Reverend Roosevelt Hartfield.

Bertha Mae graduated from William B. Ball High School in Seguin, Texas.   Later she moved with her family San Antonio, Texas.  Bertha Mae married Albert Horace Wheat and to this union three children were born: Jacqueline, Albert Claude and Horace Ray Wheat.  Bertha worked Civil Service at Fort Sam Houston Army Base in San Antonio, Texas for over 20 years. She received numerous outstanding awards for her work performance.

On Sunday, October 22, 2023 she answered God’s call from labor to rest. She was proceeded in homecoming  by her parents: Claude and Effie Applewhite; brothers Erskine Applewhite, Manuel Applewhite and Dudley Applewhite; stepsister Leola Gonzalez; nephew Hussain Ali and her long-term companion Vernon Mullens, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughter, Jacqueline Wheat Harris; sons Albert Claude Wheat, Horace Ray Wheat, and her other beloved children, Gary Mullens, Martha Mullens and Vernon Mullens; a devoted sister Eleanor Applewhite Logan and eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, fifteen great-great grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends.


Visitation: October 31, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Funeral Service: October 31, 2023 10:00 am

Room: Chapel

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: October 31, 2023 11:30 am

MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageMy deepest and sincere condolences to you Michelle and your family. My prayers are with you all.
    John 14:1-3 14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

  2. CandleImageMy condolences to your family. I will be praying for y’all and hope you find peace in all the beautiful memories made. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

  3. To my loving grandmother, I love you and you were so special and near and dear to my heart. Fly high with the Angel’s. Never forgotten always loved ❤❤.

    Albert Wheat Jr “Junie

    • I send my deepest sympathies to my loving family. May God give each of you strength and understanding. She was such a beautiful, sweet lady with a smile and hug I’ll always remember. Rest Peacefully 🕊️ Gone but never forgotten. 🤍🤍

  4. CandleImageGrandma, you were the epitome of unconditional love. From the very moment I entered this world in the back seat of you car, you embraced me with open arms and showered me with affection. Your love knew no bounds, and I could always count on you to be there for me, no matter the situation even in your last days the advice you would give is nothing short of amazing because will you were in your struggle you gave me advice on mine. Through your unwavering support, you taught me the true meaning of family and the importance of compassion. During those final days we spent together, I was able to tell you to eat your food or you wouldn’t get your favorite chocolate ( hershey’s kisses). Caring for you was both a privilege and a bittersweet experience. It was heartbreaking to witness your pain, but it also brought us closer in ways I never imagined. We shared countless conversations, laughter, and tears. In those moments, I realized the depth of our connection and how much you shaped the person I am today.I am immensely grateful for the love and care you provided, not just to but our entire family. You were the pillar that held us together , and your absence is deeply felt. However, I find comfort in knowing that you are at peace now, free from pain and suffering. Thank you for being the light in my life, for loving me unconditionally, and leaving an indelible mark on my soul. Although I will miss you dearly, I am grateful for the time we shared, and I will forever hold you close within my heart. Until we meet again, rest peacefully, knowing that your love will continue to guide me on this journey called life.

    With all my love,

  5. CandleImageYvette Applewhite- daughter of Manuel Applewhite. 14318 Kennerdown Ave
    Maple Heights, Oh 44137. My Condolences.
    My love, and prayers are with you all. ❤️

  6. CandleImageVernon and Yolanda Mullens & family. We have been immensely blessed to share our lives with Bertha. She has shared the love of God and personal wisdom that will will flourish for decades in our family. Bertha, We love you so much and so overjoyed in what you have given to me and my family. Love Vernon, Jr.

  7. CandleImageMy thoughts and prayers and my heart are with you all and my condolences. Yvette Applewhite-daughter of Manuel Applewhite🫶🏾🙏🏾❤️

  8. On behalf of Manuel Applewhite family, we are sending our prayers, love and thoughts. Life is precious and each moment counts, time and space stops for no one; however love goes through eternity, we will see aunt May again with that great big smile, tell daddy hello for us. Until we meet again!!!

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