April 21, 1936 — Dec. 3, 2014

Services will be Saturday in Oakland for Bertha Noble, 78, a 20-year Tracy resident and member of Agape Missionary Baptist Church. She died unexpectedly Dec. 3.

Mrs. Noble, a native of Mer Rouge, La., graduated from Morehouse High School and married Lonnie Lee Thaxton Sr. She later moved to California and married David Noble in 1978.

She was a longtime member of Saints’ Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland before joining Agape in Tracy.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, David Noble of Tracy; three sons, Melvin Thaxton, and his wife, Tracie, Michael Thaxton, and his wife, Norma, and Kenny Thaxton, and his wife, Vida, all of San Leandro; nine grandchildren ; and a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives.

One grandchild preceded her in death.

Saturday’s memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at Saints’ Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 1401 57th Ave., in Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Saints’ Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 1401 57th Ave., Oakland, CA 94621.

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