Labertice “Bert” Jiachetti

Highland, NC – Labertice “Bert” Jiachetti, longtime Augusta, GA, resident, died May 3, 2018 in Highlands, NC, at the age of 95.

As a member of Crossroads Fellowship Church in Augusta, Bert sang in the choir into her 90’s. She was known among church members and neighbors as an avid witness for Christ.

Bert moved to Augusta in 1985 with her husband, Vic, who died in Augusta in 2010 at age 90. Bert was proudly independent in her final years, caring for herself and maintaining her Augusta home and gardens until summer 2017, when she moved with her daughter and son-in-law to North Carolina, where they cared for her in her final months.

Labertice Lowe was born August 19, 1922, in Jones County, Mississippi, the youngest of eight children of Thomas Nathaniel Lowe and Pearl Rushing. She grew up on a farm outside Laurel, Mississippi, during the Depression. As a child she did family chores and assisted her ailing mother, who died at age 52. Her father died in a car accident in 1967.

As a young woman, Bert helped build World War II munitions in a factory in Milan, Tennessee. She had three children with her first husband, Eubert Macon Baygents. The family lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Bert retired to Inverness, Florida, in the late 1960’s.

She is survived by children, Gerald Baygents (Kathy), of North Augusta, SC, Irma Jean Roberts (Gerry), of Highlands, NC, and Ronald Baygents, of Washington, DC; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at Crossroads Fellowship Church, 3875 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta, GA at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 10, 2018, with Pastor Taylor Sines and Frank Miller officiating. Family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Interment will follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to Crossroads Fellowship Church.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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