The Picayune Item
TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. —
Bertha Lee Walley, 91 of Picayune, Miss., passed Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in, Bay Springs, Miss.. Graveside services were held at: on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Fellowship Cemetery in Taylorsville, Miss. Bro. Tony McKeller officiated. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery of Taylorsville.
Dr. Bertha Walley was a retired professor from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of New Orleans in New Orleans, La. She earned her Ph.D at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Her previous experiences include directing the Reading Clinic at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Houston, teaching grade levels K-8, supervising preservice and inservice teachers, and teaching college courses in Elementary Curriculum and Early childhood Education at the lundergraduate and graduate levels.
She has served as consultant with school districts, state departments of education, and private foundations.
Dr. Walley was an active professional educator at the national, state, and local levels. Based on research and teaching experience, she has published books and various articles related to early childhood education, parental involvement, elementary curriculum and teaching.
Dr. Walley, in her later years, enjoyed working with Hospice of Slidell. She also enjoyed her church and the activities of her church.
She was preceded in death by: her parents Jake Walley and Lydia Walley; her brothers, Hutson Walley, Paul Walley, and Pat Walley.
Dr. Walley is survived by: her adopted family, Billy, Beverly, and Will Walley of Picayune; sisters-in-law, Lucille Walley of Taylorsville, and Ruth Walley of Taylorsville; and a host of nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers are: Pete Walley, Larry Walley, Buddy Walley, Bobby Andress, Billy Walley, Will Walley.
Visitation was held at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville, which was in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapellaurel.com