Buna boy sells painted Rocks of Love to help pay for mother's funeral

You may have originally seen this story in the Beaumont Enterprise or the Buna Beacon. After this past weekend, Bertis Whitehead has sold $4,200 for his cause, "Rocks of Love."

Bertis Whitehead has been the talk of Jasper County all weekend long, and on Monday, he and his family told 12 News that his painted rocks have raised more than $4,200 to help pay for his mother's funeral.

On June 27, Sharon Hussey, who is actually his grandmother, passed away. Hussey took Whitehead in and raised him when he was an infant.

Whitehead has painted hundreds of rocks in his aunt's kitchen and selling them in various locations in the city of Buna.

The family sold rocks on Monday outside Miller's Sno Balls on Highway 92 and plans on displaying or selling more painted rocks in the near future.

  • This weekend, the rocks will be on display at the All Dressed Up botique in Buna on Highway 62.
  • Next Friday, July 21, Bertis and his family expect to be outside Miller's Sno Cone stand again, selling more rocks.
  • If you'd like to make a direct donation to the funeral home, you can contact Adams; E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville by calling 409-423-2221

We'll post the 12 News 6p.m. report later this evening.




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