Bessie Lee Martin

Published 10:16 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

On the birthday of our Savior, he chose his child to be a part of the Heavenly Angels, on Dec, 25, 2017 at approximately 4:15 a.m. He could not have chosen a more compassionate servant to be part of his Angels.

Funeral service will be held Sat. Dec. 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Rose of Sharon Church of God In Christ, visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., for Mrs. Bessie Martin, age 75, of Picayune, Mississippi, who died Dec. 25, 2017 at her home.

Elder Harvey Bernard will officiate at the service. Burial in the Palestine Cemetery under the direction of Baylous Funeral Home.

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A native of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, Sister Bessie confessed her life to Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of the Lighthouse International Pentecostal Church, and attended faithfully until her health failed. She was a retired Supervisory Loan Operations Specialist with Hancock Bank for 32 years.

Sharing her memory forever and ever; her loving husband, Carl Martin of Picayune; a son, Calvin Martin and daughter-in-law Amalia; a daughter, Patricia William and son-in-law Mario, all of Picayune; a special granddaughter that she cherished as another daughter, Shyree “Ree-Ree”.

Cherishing her legacy also include all of her grandchildren who were dear to her, Kevin, Shaquille, Danielle, Calvin Jr., Anfernee, Ariane and Marthonette, all of Picayune; five sisters, Mary Davis, Ruth Bouie, EdwenePerson, Althea Davis, and Wanda Cain; two brothers, Thomas Williams and Elvis Davis; three aunts, Minnie Tabias, Martha Harris, Emma Bione; one uncle, A.B. Brown and a host of nieces, nephew, family, friends and coworkers.

Preceded in death by father and mother, Ed Davis and Lillie Mae Brown Davis; stepmother, Carrie Bell Davis; two sisters, Jessie Burns Antoine and Para Lee Dorsey; brother, Lawrence Davis.

Baylous Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.