Obit: Willodean Berdal

Obit: Willodean Berdal

June 23rd, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Willodean Wood Burgess Berdal, 90, of Chattanooga died Friday June 21, 2013 at her home. She had lived in Chattanooga for over 60 years. Willodean was an active member of White Oak Baptist Church for many years and was president of the Senior Adult LLL club and a member of the Senior Oasis choir. Willodean retired from the K-Mart Corporation in 1991. She worked the first ten years at the Hixson Pike store. Willodean then moved to the new store on Signal Mt. Blvd with a promotion to Menswear Manager. Willodean was fondly called Burgess at both stores.She was preceded in death by her two husbands Herbert Burgess and Walter Berdal; brothers Louie Wood and Joe Wood; and sister Marion Wilks.Survivors are 2 daughters, Linda Jane (Ray) Stewart, Ooltewah, Tenn., Joanne Sweeton Estes, Red Bank; 5 grandchildren, Lindsey (Raymond) Hinkle, Harrison, Tenn., Gregg Stewart, Ooltewah, Mark (Janlyn) Stewart, California, Morgan (David) Simmons, Red Bank, Ben Sweeton, Red Bank; Three great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Joyce (Earl) Guyton, Henegar, Ala.; 1 brother, Smitty Wood, Rainsville, Ala.Funeral services will be at held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace with Chaplain Christy Bonner of Hospice of Chattanooga officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Fort Payne, Alabama.The family will receive friends today from 2 until 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.lanefh.com Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.