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Remembering Bert Case

FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There wasn't a story or a former Governor he wasn't afraid to take on. Over the years Bert Case covered all types of stories, which gave him connections and relationships with people across the state.

Monday they all came to say their final goodbyes, at his memorial service.

Family, friends, colleagues and two governors were in attendance at the memorial for Bert Case at St. Paul Catholic church in Flowood, sharing stories of his journalism career that spanned over 50 years.

"Bert case was going to ask you the question he expected you to know the answer to," said Governor Phil Bryant. "He made me a better person. By doing so, a better public official."

Bert sometimes made the news before he reported it, whether it was a run-in with a former Governor, or the neighborhood dog.

Bert's viewers and fans always knew they'd get the whole story, fair and balanced.  That rubbed off on countless colleagues over the years.

"He loved the news business and he cheered good story telling, writing and video, but he was the first person to tell you when you got it right he was also the first to tell you got it wrong," said WLBT anchor and co-worker Maggie Wade. "Then he would always tell you what you could do to be better. He was always a teacher."

"Bert was great. He was a hard questioning guy, he was always a friend, he always did the story right," said Jim Walker of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.

Bert died of a several month battle with sepsis last week.

Saturday, he would have celebrated his 77th birthday.

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