Otis Wall Bertrand

Died: Sun., Dec. 25, 2011

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Thu., Dec. 29, 2011
Location: Yellowhill

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Otis W. Bertrand, 69, of Cherokee passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Day at Cherokee Indian Hospital.  He had lived in Cherokee for many years and was an employee of the  Harrah's Cherokee Casino.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and had servied during the Vietnam era.

He is survived by his significant other, Frances Smith of Cherokee; a sister, Arlene Owen of  Birmingham, Alabama; three sons, Michael Otis Bertrand of Louisiana, James  Olen Bertrand of Columbia, SC, and David  Ohm Bertrand of Texas;  close friends, Curtis and Stephanie Arneach of Cherokee; and many freinds  and co-workers who knew and loved him.

The funeral service  will be held on December 29, 2011, at 3 PM at the Yellowhill Baptist Church.  The Rev. Foreman Bradley will officiate.  No visitation is planned at this time.

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   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
He was a good man. A good father,a good friend.
He will be deeply missed by all.
May God bless and comfort the family at this sorrowful time.

Brenda Hamby
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
sorry for your loss , praying for all of your Family .

   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
My sympathies go out to all the family,Especially Frances.
Otis was a good man,He was a good father to my husband James and his brothers. James always spoke highly of Otis. He will be missed.

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
May he rest in peace,Love and Light Ann Bertrand

   Posted Mon June 06, 2016
My Condolences for the Family
Have you lost a loved one in death? The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go to God’s Word for comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) The Bible helps us to understand how Jehovah and Jesus feel about death. Jesus, who perfectly reflected his Father, knew the pain of losing someone in death. (John 14:9) When he was in Jerusalem, Jesus used to visit Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha, who lived in the nearby town of Bethany. They became close friends. The Bible says: “Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.” (John 11:5) Though, Lazarus died. How did Jesus feel about losing his friend? The account tells us that Jesus joined Lazarus’ relatives and friends as they grieved over this loss. Seeing them, Jesus was deeply moved. He “groaned in the spirit and became troubled.” Then, the account says, “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:33, 35) Did Jesus’ grief mean that he had no hope? Not at all. In fact, Jesus knew that something wonderful was about to happen. (John 11:3, 4) Still, he felt the pain and sorrow that death brings. In a way, Jesus’ grief is encouraging to us. It teaches us that Jesus and his Father, Jehovah, hate death. But Jehovah God is able to fight and overcome that enemy! Let us see what God enabled Jesus to do.


For more reference about this wonderful hope you can visit www.jw.org

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