MEMORIAL OF SISTER BESSIE W. EDWARDS
Little Zion Primitive Baptist Church of Dearborn, Michigan
We, the Little Zion Primitive Baptist Church of Dearborn, Michigan and the family and friends of sister Bessie W. Edwards are deeply saddened by her death.
She was the daughter of the late George and Loretta Hackney and was born April 23, 1909, departing from this life November 27, 1995, at the age of 86.
She was united in marriage to Trigg Edwards, August 2, 1924, and to this union was born three children, one daughter and two sons. Her husband Trigg and son Buford preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Lena Hobbs of Sterling Heights, MI; one son, Elmer Edwards of Royal Oak, MI; one sister, Opal Henning of Madison Heights, MI; nine grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends who loved her dearly.
Sister Bessie joined Little Zion Church and was baptized in 1954 and proved her great love for Christ and His Church by being there each time God's people met to worship, unless hindered by something beyond her control, and as Christ gave His life for the Church, she gave her life to it.
She was one of the dearest, caring mothers a family could have for she did everything a true mother should do. The family, the doctors, the nurses did everything they could to comfort her while she lived, but could not prevent the hand of death.
We praise and thank God that death is only the end of life on Earth for His saints, for HE has prepared a place for them in Heaven and prepared them for that place with Hope of Eternal Life, an Inheritance that fadeth not away, reserved and kept by the power of GOD.
Sister Bessie's funeral was conducted by Elders: Howard Edwards, Durward Edwards and Darvin Edwards at the Price Funeral Home, November 30, 1995. Her granddaughter, Linda and husband Buddy sang two of her favorite hymns, "Precious Memories" and "The Unclouded Day".
She was laid to rest in the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery to wait for the Savior to come again and take her with all saints to that Heavenly Home, where sickness, sorrow, pain or death can never come.
Elder Howard Edwards, Moderator
Sister Audrey Payne, Clerk