Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 14,2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 3925-32nd Ave., Kenosha. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Cemetery. A visitation will take place on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
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Bertha Mae Swanigan, 91, completed her earthly journey on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Quitman, MS to the late Will and Laura Riley. She relocated to Racine, WI at an early age where she later became a business and property owner. Bertha was a proud and faithful member of Second Baptist Church where she sang with “The Voices” for over 60 years! She was also a member of the SBC Mother’s Board, The Eastern Stars, Elks Club and Ethnic Elders. Bertha had a deep passion for people, cooking, fishing, bowling, and donating to multiple charities! She is survived by her sons, She’Rue (Xarialia) Riley and Michael Swanigan of San Diego, CA. Daughter, Melissa (Warren) Mitchell of Kenosha, WI. Grandchildren, Joshua (Amy) Riley, Melissa Riley, Marisa Swanigan, DeQontae Swanigan, Deontae Swanigan and Treveon (Morgan) Swanigan. Her brothers, Pastor Willie (Alice) Riley and Arthur (Tina) Riley both of Racine, WI. She also leaves behind her special miracle Great-Grandchild, Maddisyn Swanigan, Best Friend for over 60 years, Jane Foster, and special loved one, Lula Spears; a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Matthew Swanigan, her brothers, Leon and J.C Riley and her sisters, Mamie Oliver and Magnolia Booker.