Mrs. Bertha Mullins Larkin, “Ma Dear”
Bertha Mullins Larkin, was born Feb. 25, 1912 in Moscow, Tenn. She departed this earth on Aug. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles, Calif. Known affectionately as “Ma Dear “by her family and friends. “Ma Dear”, always walked with a simple smile and tried her best to help somebody while possessing a strong sense of business acumen, yet remained very passionate and humble. Because she was blessed with skills in culinary arts since age 11, and expanded that blessing into her adult life which allowed she and Mr. Larkin to establish Larkin’s BBQ Grill in the late 1960’s. The Grill became a nationally acclaimed BBQ Restaurant and was recognized by all media which provided an appearance on NBC’s “Today Show.” She was the grandmother of Steven N. Larkin, Los Angeles, CA. In addition, Ma Dear had a host of relatives and friends.