Bessie Lindsey
1933 - 2013
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Bessie Lindsey

Abilene

Bessie Lindsey of Abilene, formerly of Toney, Alabama, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at a Ft. Worth hospital. The family will receive visitors on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 7:00-8:00p.m. at Texas Avenue Baptist Church in Abilene. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 4:00p.m. at Texas Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor David Humber officiating. Arrangements were handled by Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd St., Abilene.

Bessie was born on October 28, 1933 in Limrock, Alabama to Horace and Ellie Shelton. She was a lifelong active member of the Baptist church. Never at a loss for words, Bessie loved to tell stories about the events in her life whenever she could find an audience. She was happiest when around family and to Bessie, everyone was family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Ellie Shelton; her husband, Damon W. Lindsey; her brothers, S.Q. Shelton and Shelby Shelton; her sisters, Christine Gibson, Ruth Lamb, and Lorene Joiner; and her grandson, Damon H. Lindsey.

She is survived by her children, John Wilbanks and wife, Ruth of Johnstown, Colorado, and James Lindsey and wife, Karen of Abilene; her sisters, Fanny Lou Vann and Betty Hall of Huntsville, Alabama; her brother, Horace Shelton Jr. and wife, Pat of Maryville, Tennessee; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Plaza Medical Center in Ft. Worth for the outstanding job they did to keep Bessie comfortable during her last days.

You may view and sign guestbook at www.communitymemorialfh.com



Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Dec. 6, 2013.
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January 12, 2014
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family. I am sorry I didn't know about this in time to send flowers. Bessie was a unique lady & she will be greatly missed. R. I. P. my friend!
Sharon Townsend
December 11, 2013
i can not believe this =( she was my parents neighbor, friend, she was like a grandmom to me she would tell you like it was.. would not beat around the bush about anything.. R.I.P Ms. Lindsey
Mary Perry
December 7, 2013
We're so happy to have met your mom...and we bear the burden of loss with you. We also will be alongside you as you celebrate her life on this Earth and hope your good memories will soon outweigh the loss.
Dan McKnight & Nicolle Garrison
December 6, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to her loving family. She was a thoughtful, kind and very strong woman.
Jeffrey Damon Lindsey
December 5, 2013
Bessie is and will always be loved. Always in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott, Jennifer, and Austin/Corey and Sandra Click/Bentzen
December 5, 2013
Jennifer Wallace-Hunter
December 5, 2013
I love and miss you Aunt Bessie. I always loved your love of life and outgoing personality.
Donna Gardner
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