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“My Wife and I send our heart felt Christian commiseration to all the family during this most difficult time. Joyce and I attended high school...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Dr. Kenny Lynch - Hartsville, SC

“To the Bertrand/Tindle family ~ My thoughts and prayers are with you all as we go through this time of bereavement. May God grant you the peace and...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Charles Vernon - SEVERN, MD

“Death Leaves A Heartache No One Can Heal, Love Leaves A Memory No One Can Steal. My Dear Sister, I Will Miss You, Thank God, We Have Our Memories! I...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Pastor Margie Dixon-Hughes - SC

“Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. With...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tracie Bias - Norfolk, VA

“Auntie Joyce words cannot express the hurt and grief I feel for you. I love you more than you will ever know!! I would do anything to see you again...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Coffee McManus-McCoy - SC


Obituary "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." II Timothy 4:6-8 Joyce Cotton was born June 29, 1956 in Hartsville, South Carolina a daughter of the late Leroy and Jaqueline Tindle Bertrand. She was raised by the late Elmira Tindle. She went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2013 at McLeod Regional Medical Center. She attended the public schools of Darlington County, South Carolina. She graduated with the Butler High School Class of 1974. Joyce was a true representation of being her brother's keeper. She spent her life helping others in any way she could. She really loved taking care of children. Throughout her life, she would babysit children. This brought her great joy. She was the only female in a family of males, so she was very close to her brothers. She was always family oriented, nothing meant more to her than her family. Joyce loved the Lord and it was this love that led her to join Nazareth Apostolic Church. She enjoyed fellowshipping with her church family. She put God first in everything she did. She was an active member until her health declined. She knew that to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. All those who knew and loved her will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, Elmira Tindle, and her son, Andre Lamont Bertrand. Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain the legacy of Joyce Cotton is her son, Lorenzo Bertrand of Mayo, FL; her husband, Ervin Cotton of Hartsville, SC; her five brothers, Tyrone (Georgette) Bertrand of Maple Shade, NJ, Timothy (Loretta) Bertrand of Yonkers, NY, Johnathan Maurice Bertrand of West Harrison, NY, Chris Bertrand Chesapeake, VA, and Kelvin Bertrand of Brooklyn, NY; three special cousins, Sophia Huff of Hartsville, SC, Reverend Sam Lucas of Charleston, SC, Johnny Lucas of Poconos, PA, and Bill Lucas of Newport News, VA; 2 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and very dear friends.