Ms. Bessie Lee Brooks, affectionately known as "Tot" was born November 28, 1938 in Terry, Mississippi to the union of Sam and Bessie Denson Brooks.
She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Jones Chapel M. B. Church where she was an active member. She loved the Lord and made sure that her children and grandchildren were always involved in services that would enhance their spiritual growth.
Bessie graduated from Burgess High School in 1958. While there, she was an active part of the cheerleader squad. After graduation, she began her working career and was employed by several companies. Working as a Librarian at East Flora High School and as a Service Technician at Packard Electric/General Motors were among her most rewarding work experiences. She retired from General Motors in 1997 after over 20 years of loyal service.
Bessie loved to watch tv and her favorite show were Wheel of Fortune and The Young and the Restless. She wasn=t a movie buff, but she enjoyed watching Madea movies and plays.
Bessie transitioned into Eternal Life on Monday, August 9, 2021, in Jackson, Mississippi. She was blessed beyond measure with a host of relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Bessie and Sam and all her siblings: Pearlie, Mary, Louise and Paul (Annie).
Bessie leaves to mourn her passing her children Joyce, Carolyn, Dana (Malita) and Cedric; sister in law, Annie Stein Brooks; five grandchildren: Dana, Cedric, Kateache, Kenneth, and Shelton; eight great grandchildren, Tanyun, Nykila, M'Kayla, Tabria, Marvin, Mariah, Shelton Jr. and Jamal; three great great grandchildren: Chase, King and Kace; one bonus granddaughter, Teresa; three bonus grandchildren and five bonus great grandchildren; three special friends: Meka, Pearl, Ruby and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Ms. Brooks will begin on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home, 886 North Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Chapel, 886 North Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi with her final resting place being Garden Memorial Cemetery, 8001 Highway 49 North, Jackson, Mississippi.
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