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Bobbie Jo Bergman
August 5, 1942 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Bobbie Jo Bergman, a cherished mother, grandmother, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2023, in Fennville, Michigan, at the age of 81. Born on August 5, 1942, in Piggott, Arkansas, Bobbie's life was a tapestry of love, laughter, and selfless devotion.
Bobbie's journey began in the heartland of Arkansas, where her vibrant spirit first took root. She later relocated to Michigan, a place she made her home and where she cultivated a life filled with purpose and joy. Bobbie's resilience and work ethic were evident in her determination to provide for her family as she balanced multiple jobs as a cook. Her tireless efforts allowed her to purchase a home of her own, where she lovingly raised not only her children but also her adopted child and grandchildren.
The matriarch of a large and loving family, Bobbie was preceded in death by her cherished children, James Wilson, Vernon Leroy Wilson, Benjamin Wilson, Vernon Bergman, and Kewanie Wilson. Her legacy of love and care continues through her surviving children: Eva Wilson, Harold Wilson, Melissa (Dean Hatton) Middlecamp, and Paul (Misty) Wilson. Bobbie's boundless love also extended to her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, who will forever hold her memory in their hearts.
Bobbie's nurturing spirit was not limited to her family; she extended her care to her disabled uncle Dade, JM Miller, and her mother, whom she looked after until they passed. Her role as a mother and granny transcended blood relations, as she embraced many within her community, offering comfort and a helping hand to anyone in need.
Known for her sassy and feisty personality, Bobbie had a gift for making people laugh and brightening the lives of those around her. She was a woman of many interests, finding joy in simple pleasures such as crocheting, tending to her garden, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Bobbie also found relaxation and fun in playing games on her computer and was a formidable opponent in Dr. Mario.
The words that best encapsulate Bobbie's essence are loving, funny, and selfless. Her ability to give unconditionally and her unwavering support for her loved ones defined her character. Bobbie's impact on her family was profound, and her absence will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Bobbie Jo Bergman's life was a testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, we celebrate the countless lives she touched and the indelible mark she left on this world. Her laughter, wisdom, and warmth will continue to inspire those she leaves behind.
Bobbie's story is not one of sorrow but of a life well-lived and well-loved. As we honor her memory, we take comfort in knowing that her legacy will live on through the generations she nurtured, and the friendships she cherished. A wonderful woman indeed, Bobbie Jo Bergman will be greatly missed by many.