Roberta “Bert” Moses Stephens of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at the age of 89. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who was very loved and will be greatly missed. Bert and her husband, Al Stephens, were faithful members of North Park Baptist Church in Trussville. Bert wore many hats during her time on Earth, but her favorite career was owning her own clothing store. Bert opened the Quality Post in 1969 and shortly after, expanded to a larger location in Center Point, under the name Village Boutique and ran a very successful clothing business for 21 years. After closing the store to help with her grandkids, Bert sold clothes out of the receiving room of her home - a room that the grandkids were never allowed in, but always took any opportunity to sneak a peek at nanny’s fashion collection. Bert had a real passion for fashion and could size and style a lady just by looking at her. This allowed her to make many personal relationships with her customers - often becoming some of her best friends. Bert also participated in the Red Hatter’s for many years with some of her closest friends. Bert loved to go to lunch with loved ones, but also loved to cook. Bert has turned many wonderful recipes into family traditions and had followed through with each one every holiday up until her calling. She loved to shop, share stories, spoil her grandkids and great grandkids, grow tommy toes (cherry tomatoes) on her porch, read the Bible, watch Hallmark movies and soap operas, Alabama football, and Braves baseball. Even on her sickest days, she would do her best to show up to every softball, baseball, football, soccer, basketball game, and band competitions of her children and grandchildren. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Stephens, her daughter, Pam Harmon, her parents, Sidney and Della Moses, her brothers, Lee, Forrest, Sidney Jr., Corbin, and Leroy, and her sister, Bernice. Bert is survived by her brother, Jerry Moses, her daughters, Debbie (and Bill) Beasley and Lisa (and Steve) Young, her grandchildren, Stephen (and Stephanie) Harmon, Chris (and Valerie) Harmon, Jennifer (and Cam) Boudreaux, Emily Harmon, Brian (and Crystal Beasley), Jordan Thompson, Devin (and English) Young, Brady Young, and many great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, March 23rd at 10am and visitation will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5pm - 7pm. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.