Alberta Waldron “Bertie” Agnew

Alberta “Bertie” Waldron Agnew, 92, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed on Sunday night, October 25, 2020.

She was born on June 21, 1928 to the late Walter Waldron and Ernie Chisom Waldron. Bertie was also preceded in death by six older siblings and a granddaughter, Kylie Agnew from Colorado.

She was married to the late Henry Evans Agnew for 59 years before he passed away. They had five children together, thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren with number fifteen due in December. Bertie was a person who loved to play games, watch college basketball, bowled in several leagues, travel and especially loved boot scootin’ to country music up until she was 89 years young.

She is survived by her fur baby, Buddy; a sister, Diane McCrickard; her children, Kathy Agnew (Jim Arnold) of Oregon, Terry Agnew of Roanoke, Sheila Edmondson (Jeff) of Roanoke, Mark Agnew (Dominique) of Maryland, and Sherri Harrison (Chris) of New Mexico. Her grandchildren are Wesley Nisbett (Kim) of California, Jason Edmondson (Faith) of Georgia, Heather Edmondson of Roanoke, Eric Agnew, (Lindsay) of California, Dr. Alicia Bays (Matt) of Florida, Gisele Wyne (Kevin) of Arizona, Chantal Agnew of Colorado, Andre Agnew of Maryland, Dmitri Agnew of West Virginia, Taylor Harrison of New Mexico, Ally Harrison of New Mexico, and Kristen Harrison of New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all of the selfless workers in the Memory Care Unit and the COVID-19 Unit at Friendship Nursing Home who cared for her during the last year of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the National D-Day Memorial, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523 or to Angels of Assisi. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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