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Mrs. Bertha Alzetta Reeves Junius
June 5, 1912 – April 17, 2012

The Reeves, Junius, Mucorlor, and Rainsbury families announce with deep regrets the death of Mrs. Bertha Alzetta Reeves Junius, affectionately known as, Grand, Teacher Bertha, BAJ and BJ.

This sad event occurred in her 100th year, at the home of her daughter, Catherine Mucorlor, in Staten Island, New York, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.  Mrs. Junius leaves to mourn her loss her children, Lucretia Rainsbury, Catherine Mucorlor, an uncountable number of foster children, including, Nellie Wagner and Angeline Roberts; her grandchildren, Tara Rainsbury-Hickson (Glenn), Thomas Rainsbury (Janice), Hannah Kamara-Hutchinson, Catherine Kamara, Kuluba Mucorlor-Anthony, Yanka Mucorlor-Gorgla (Thomas), Kermitta Rainsbury-Amet (Kofi), many foster grandchildren; her great grandchildren, Jewel Tolbert, Chantalle Anthony, Jasmine Hutchinson, Yeamah Rainsbury, Lehtina Taylor, Thomas Gorgla, Roland Gorgla, many foster great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Kermit Junius, at 27 years.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wake keeping will be held Friday, April 27, 2012, from 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 8:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Services will be held at:

Christian Pentecostal Church
900 Richmond Road
Staten Island, New York 10304

Interment follows at Ocean View The Cemetery Beautiful, Inc.
3315 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10306-2707

Please note that all tributes will be made at the Wake keeping (except those of the immediate family and clergy).  The church will receive floral arrangements at the Wake keeping.  Deliveries can be made from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.


Hannah Hutchinson – (347) 938-2450
Catherine Kamara – (212) 851-6817
Tara Rainsbury Hickson – (301) 500-4182
Thomas Rainsbury – (615) 714-9723
Ella Reeves – (973) 632-7002
Renee Reeves – (973) 856-9088

Hotel Accommodation:
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 South Avenue at Lois Lane
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 477-2400

Hampton Inn & Suites
1120 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 477-1600

Ramada Staten Island
535 N. Gannon Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 494-6300