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Phyllis Darlean (Bertram) Palmas, age 60, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Holland, MI went to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2020. She was born on March 19, 1959, in Canton, Ohio, to the late Fredrick and Pearl (Markle) Bertram. Phyllis had a strong work ethic and worked at Quincy Street Meats for fifteen years. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Veronica Perez and Pearl “Noonie” (Kevin) Burch; son, Castulo Gonzalez Perez; good friend, Sally Martinez; special niece, Melissa Goudy; 9 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Gloria Jean Bertram, Pearl (Bill) Banick, Phyllis’s twin, Rosetta Bertram, and Rachel Cooper; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Genaro Gonzalez Perez; brothers, Anthony Bertram and Fredrick Bertram; sister, Nina McCrae; and nephew, Joe McCrae.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Sally Martinez on February 17, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Phyllis Palmas
    Forever in my heart!
    Thank you for loving me and caring for me!
    For being my best friend ❤️
    I will miss you!
    Phyllis Palmas

  2. Areeonna Harris on February 18, 2020 at 4:31 am

    I love you 💛 & Miss you so much aunt phill 💚

  3. Jose Perez on February 18, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Rest in paradise Aunt Phyllis

  4. John Bertram on February 18, 2020 at 8:54 am

    U will be missed greatly Aunt Phyl. I cant believe ur gone. May u rest in paradise with all of the family that has left this world to b with the lord. I love u so very much!!

  5. Tracy Jimenez on February 18, 2020 at 11:37 am

    She will be missed you girls stay strong love y’all

  6. Pam on February 18, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Alicia Lopez and family on February 18, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    You will be dearly missed by everyone who knew you!! Rest in heaven!! Watch over your grand babies!

  8. Pearl sister on February 18, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Lord you have a precious angel one that we will all Miss the Lord we know she’s withbbqb you and she’s at peace Phyllis Joy your life your new life and enjoy it with Mom and Dad Nina AN Tony AN Fred we will miss you love you

    and Fred and your grandson love you and will miss you

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