Bessie Mae Slay

Bessie Mae Slay

Female 1928 - 2019  (90 years)

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  • Name Bessie Mae Slay 
    Born 28 Aug 1928  Limestone County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • African American
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jun 2019  Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mexia, Limestone County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I68055  Slay Family
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2019 

    Father David Leslie Slay,   b. 9 Jun 1891, Grimes County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1968, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Eliza McGee,   b. 1 Jan 1893,   d. 19 Aug 1981  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Bef. Apr 16, 1920 
    Family ID F25501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Houston Bell,   b. 10 Sep 1925, Fallon, Limestone County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1988, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Bessie Mae Slay
    Bessie Mae Slay

  • Notes 
    • Graveside services for Bessie M. Bell will be held at at noon June 19 at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

      Bessie was born on Aug. 16, 1928, in Frosa to Leslie and Eliza Slay.

      She liked to grow flowers, and she was known for her love of her family. Bessie was considered the matriarch of her family. Bessie passed away on June 13, 2019, at her home in Dallas, surrounded by her family.

      Preceding her in death were her parents, Leslie and Eliza Slay; husband Henry Bell; sisters Mary, Alberta, Lillie Bell and Marty D; brothers J.J. Busby, L.C. Busby and Clyde Slay.

      Bessie is survived by her son, Kenneth Bell; granddaughter Kitty Miller, who devotedly cared for Bessie for the past 20 years; nieces Margetta Mallett and Princess Hunger; nephews Ivy Douglas and BeAver Douglas; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

      Funeral arrangements were handled by Sandra Clark Funeral Home in Dallas.

      The Mexia News (Mexia TX)
      Wednesday, June 19, 2019