Bertha Lee (Robinson) Belflower

Bertha Lee (Robinson) Belflower is the daughter of David Melton Robinson and Malissa Matilda (Bennett) Robinson. Bertha was born at home in Berrien County Georgia on January 14, 1907 and she was the last of 15 children born to this family.

Bertha grew up on the family farm, which was located just north and across from Oakey Grove Primitive Baptist Church between Tifton and Nashville Georgia. She met her future husband George Irmon Belflower who was born on January 21, 1905. On August 3, 1924 the Reverend Griffin married them at Shady Grove Church in Berrien County. The new couple resided in the Tifton area where their two sons were born, Milton Luther and Kenneth George. They later moved to Valdosta and Saint Simons Island. In 1953 her husband died and she continued to reside in Saint Simons Island until she moved in the late 50's to Plant City, Florida to be near her sister Arizona Charlotte (Robinson) Lipsey. She continued residing in Plant City and living independently until she sold her home at the age of 96. She currently resides with her two sons, spending time between Bartow, Florida and Longview, Texas.