Bessie Bell Thomas, 96, of Roanoke, formerly of Bedford, passed away at 7 a.m., July 30, 2012 of natural causes at Raleigh Court Healthcare Center in Roanoke. She was the wife of the late Curtis L. Thomas. In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by one son, Henry W. Thomas. Bessie is survived by her children, Thelma T. Haynesworth, Laverne T. Waters, Gwendolyn T. Wilson, Yvonne T. Batchelor, and Calvin L. Thomas; grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, a brother, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 2675 Sycamore Drive, Goode. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Friends may call after 12 noon on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 for viewing at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Home.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2012