LELAND — Graveside services for Rebecca Mae Blade Kersh, 91, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville. She died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at her home. Services are under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mae was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Chatham, the daughter of Willie Blade and Clara Singleton Blade.
She married Robert “Bob” Kersh May 19, 1946, in Greenville. She was a member of Glendale Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; son, Jimmy Dale Kersh; two brothers, Sterling “Billy” Blade and Lon “Jr” Blade; and one sister, Sadie Harris.
She is survived by her children, Robert Wayne (Rose) Kersh, of Sardis, William Douglas (Linda) Kerch, of Greenville, and Susan (John) Scates, of Leland; special friend and adopted daughter, Rosie Gibbs; 15 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren.