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Continued: Obituary: Bertha Smith broke down barriers in Minneapolis schools

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 30, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Many students would come back to visit her and speak “with great pride and appreciation for what she had invested in them.”

She is survived by a brother, Romaine Johnson Sr. of Hooks, Texas, and Evelyn Bell, whom Smith described in a memo she left as a “sister/friend,” Ochs said.

There will be a visitation Friday at 11:30 a.m. and a service at noon at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 3355 N. 4th St., Minneapolis.


Staff writer Steve Brandt contributed to this report.

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