Bessie Lee Booth

Published 7:00 am Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bessie Lee Booth

December 30, 2018

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; …Revelation 21:4

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Funeral services for Bessie Lee Booth, 77, of DeRidder, LA (formerly of Picayune) will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at St. Matthew Baptist Church.  Elder Donald Hart will officiate at the service.  Rev. Dr. Michael Kelley is the Pastor.

Bessie Lee Pearson was born to the late Elijah Pearson and Rosie Bell Pearson McGee on December 15, 1941 in Cybur, MS.  Bessie attended Picayune Colored Schools and went on to George W. Carver High School, in Picayune where she graduated in 1959.  She was baptized at St. Matthew Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E.J. Woodard.  After graduation, she met and united in Holy matrimony with the late Mack Booth. 

Bessie later relocated to DeRidder, LA.  There she moved her membership to Mt. Canaan Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E. Jackson where she was a member of the choir.

As the years went on and Bessie’s health began to fail.  She lived for a short while in Picayune, MS; during which she joined Newness of Life Ministries under the leadership of Elder Donald Hart.  Bessie relocated to Killeen, TX and joined Greater Vision Community Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. David Reynolds.

Bessie especially enjoyed cooking, spending quality time with her family (especially her grandchildren), and going to serve her Lord and Savior (Church).  Her favorite color was purple.  She always wore a smile and never met a stranger.  She will surely be missed by all her family and friends.

On Sunday, December 30, 2018, Bessie Lee Pearson Booth entered into a deep peaceful rest; a sleep that can only be awakened by the Eternal Master.

  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Cleancer Pearson; one sister, Shirley Gibson, and other family members.

Survivors include six loving children, Doris Thomas, of Picayune, Jeffery Pearson, of Leesville, LA, Christopher Booth, Debrasha King (James),  both of Killeen, TX, Stacey Jackson (Bill), of Lake Charles, LA, and Malinda Kimber (Brian), of Killeen, TX; one sister, Vera Robinson, of Lithonia, GA; one aunt, Rosie Lee Whitehead, of Picayune, MS; one uncle, John L Goss (Louida), of Picayune, MS; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; a special friend, Toney Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church.  Interment will be in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune.  Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.