Bessie Ford Brooks
December 16, 1933 - September 27, 2020
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Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733 | Map
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Bessie Ford Brooks, 86, widow of the late Paul S. Brooks, died Sunday, September 27, 2020. Born in Ronceverte, WV, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Edna Susan Morgan Ford. Mrs. Brooks was a Charter member of Parkwood Baptist Church and worked in the nursery department for over 40 years. She was…

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Dexter and Brenda Marlowe left a message on December 1, 2020:
We loved Bessie. She was a ray of sunshine when you saw her. I met her a long time ago at yard sales. She and I just hit it off from the beginning. When we started going to Hardees we became best friends. I will miss her until it is my time to go to Heaven. Bessie was a wonderful person. She loved people. People loved her. I didn't want her to suffer. I asked God to be gracious to her and take her to Heaven and He did. God blessed her. No one should have to suffer that way. We will all feel a void but we as Christians know we will see her again, Praise the Lord. God is so good.
Barbara Ford Donnelly left a message on September 29, 2020:
Sweet Aunt Bessie.  I will always remember her terrific laugh and the way she made me feel special when I was with her.  I admired her for being a strong and independent woman with a strong love for family and children.  She was my favorite aunt!
Beverly Kelley left a message on September 29, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of our sweet Bessie. I have had great memories of her. We played Bingo for years and she was always so happy. She would come to my house and we would have garage sales. She was such a wonderful friend to me and especially my Mom. She is now celebrating with our Lord. My prayers are with you all. Love ️ Beverly
Brenda Brown left a message on September 29, 2020:
I love Mrs. Bessie. I have awesome memories of playing Bingo with her at Hardees, Chic-Fil-a, and Harveys. I have awesome memories of her when I do Miss Liberty at Liberty Tax Service of seeing her at Hardees with her beautiful smile. I can hear  her laughter now and she would always make sure if I didn't have a biscuit, she would always make sure I had one. The rest of the year when I was at Firehouse Subs, she would stop by and speak to me. Now and then she would hand me a $1 or $5. She would take up for me when I needed taking up for. She was a sweet, kind, loving lady. I love her and will miss her. ~Brenda Brown aka Miss Liberty.
Lewis and Cindy Sloan left a message on September 29, 2020:
Tom & Lee Ann,
What great memories we have of Bessie for many, many years.  
Just seeing Bessie's smiling face brings back such sweet memories of seeing her at Hardee's and how sweet she was to our grands.  She saw all of them as they grew up and always made them feel special.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Praying for the Lord to give you peace in knowing that Bessie is rejoicing with all those who have gone before her.  What a time they are having in the presence of Jesus!!  
Love you,
Lewis and Cindy
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Linda&william atkinson left a message on September 29, 2020:
Ms. Bessie is one kind Lady!! She was always smiling and you could even feel that smile coming through the telephone. Ms. Bessie always had an encouraging word. She will be missed!!! Prayers for the family.
Angie Highsmith left a message on September 28, 2020:
I will always remember Ms. Bessie’s faithfulness and how she always had a kind, encouraging word to share. She loved our kids and took the best of care of them. It broke her heart when she had to stop staying in the nursery, but she still loved those babies and they loved her. Her sweet smile and words of encouragement will be greatly missed. I know she’s out of pain and with her Lord and Savior. We will miss her, but I know we will all be together again one day, maybe soon! I Love Ms. Bessie and her precious family!
Lainey Lee left a message on September 28, 2020:
I always loved Mrs. Brooks. Every time I saw her, she made me feel special. I also want to send my sympathy to Tom and Leanne and please know my prayers are with you both. 
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