Bessie Russell Jackson, TN Bessie Russell, a long-time resident of West Tennessee, died Friday the 14th of Oct with her surviving children by her side. Born in 1928 in Haywood Co., Bessie spent her life raising a loving family, caring for her garden and cultivating fellowship in her church community. She had a way of bringing out the best of both plants and people leaving both color and love in her wake. The George A Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, has been entrusted with arrangements. The viewing will be on Sunday, October 16, 4 - 7 PM and the service will be at 11 AM Monday at East Union Baptist Church, 2244 Beach Bluff Rd, with the burial to follow at Nebo Methodist Church in Henderson County. She is survived by her son, David Russell of Jackson and daughter, Linda Parrino of Phoenix, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren as well as 2 brothers and 2 sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to East Union Baptist Church .
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