Bertha Estella “Doodle” Gartrell, 91, of Mabelvale, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23. She was born August 6, 1920 in Pulaski County. She had worked as a butcher at the Southside Meat Market. She was a member of the Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Gartrell; three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by sons, Willie (Junior) and wife, Jan Gartrell; Danny Gartrell and Kay Diemer all of Mabelvale; eight grandchildren, Stormy and wife, Jennifer; Dusty and husband, Matt; Rusty; Niki; Dana; Brian; Danielle; Logan; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Charlene Henderson and husband, Burt of Little Rock.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26, at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home Chapel, 10900 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209 with Brother Elwin Ollar officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., today, April 25 at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/drummond