Bertha M. Culbreath


Bertha Mae Culbreath was born on July 24, 1943 in Steubenville to the union of Arthur & Mattie Culbreath. On Saturday January 25, 2020 Bertha answered the call of her Heavenly Father.

Bertha attended Steubenville Public HS “Big Red” and went to earn a certificate of completion done at AME Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society on June 3, 1992. She graduated from Payne A Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio on May 19, 1994. She went to earn the right of being a “Reverend” which honored her to Baptize, to Solemnize the Rite of Matrimony and to Feed the Flock of Christ on June 19, 1994 done at St. James AME Church in Massillon, Ohio and Secretary of State of Ohio. She earned her Pastor’s Certificate of Appointment done at Wesley Temple AME Zion Church in Akron, Ohio on June 16, 1996. She was nominated by the NSBA (National Small Business Alliance) as a Platinum Member on March 3, 2009.

Bertha married Raymond Mohammed in July 1963, from this union they raised and gave birth to four daughters, Rhonda Marie, Darla Noreen, Yvonne Lynn and Sharon Paulette Manson.

Bertha is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur & Mattie Culbreath, brothers, Arthur Jr., Ronald, Sylvester, and Raymond Culbreath; sister, Mattie Arlene Culbreath.

Left to Cherish her memories are, daughters, Rhonda (Alton) Lewis, Darla (Hamilton) Simmons, Yvonne Lynn (Paul) Seals, Sharon (Mark) Williams; sisters, Mamie Miller, Patricia Angel, Barbara Holmes, Jeanette (Norman) Archie; brother, Clarence Culbreath; grandchildren, Raymond Manson, Christopher Johnson, Paul Seals, Steve (Briana) Williams, Christina Johnson, Markyta (Shawn) Edwards, Justyn Seals, Faith Simmons, Miles Simmons and a host great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Bertha will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loved her.

Visitation 11:00AM and Funeral Service 12:00PM Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Hope Alive World Outreach Ministries. 6055 Taylor Road, 43230.

Condolence Messages

  1. Rebecca Thompson

    Rhonda, Darla,Sharon and Lynn you have my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. May God continue to bless and strengthen you all in your time of need.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers for the family of Bertha M. Culbreath. To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD. The Angels are rejoicing as they receive their new ANGEL!! May God grant you peace and strength during your time of sorrow.

    With Love
    Stacey Thornton- Wilson

  3. Second Baptist Church

    From Second Baptist Church – Steubenville Ohio
    To the Family of Bertha M. Culbreath,

    We the Second Baptist Church Family are deeply saddened by your loss, and our hearts
    go out to you and your loved ones. We know that Sister Culbreath is in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

    We pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement. Take comfort in friendship, prayer, peace and love.

    “The Eternal God is your refuge and his everlasting arms are under you…” Deuteronomy 33:27

    Love and Sympathy,
    The Second Baptist Church Family
    Pastor Marvin E. Barner Jr.
    Cynthia Macon, Office Administrator

  4. Second Baptist Church

    Second Baptist Church Missionary Ministry- Steubenville, Oh

    To the Family of Bertha M. Culbreath,

    We the Missionary of Second Baptist church would like to offer you our deepest
    and most sincere condolences.

    We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and helps you heal
    with the passage of time.

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

    With Love and Prayer,

    The Missionary Ministry of SBC
    Deaconess Deborah Jackson, President
    Marvin E. Barner Jr., Pastor

  5. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort and refuge. Truly sorry for your loss.

  6. Deborah Mosley Baker

    Sorry for your loss. Sending my condolence for you all. May God heal your hearts and replace your sorrow with joy.

    In God’s Love,

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