Bessie Lorraine Colvin, 77, of Craigsville, Virginia died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at her home.
She was born February 16, 1938 in Craigsville, the daughter of the late James Kemper Colvin and Ruby Lucille Griffin.
Bessie worked as a housekeeper most of her life and worked at Stillwater Mill as a maintenance worker as well.
She was a member of Little River Church of the Brethren and a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She also liked to ride around and look at the wildlife.
Bessie is survived by her daughter: Charlotte Coffman and husband Johnny of Goshen; 2 grandchildren: Crystal Coffman and Angel Coffman; great grandchild: Hannah Faye Coffman; brothers; Guy Colvin of Fairfax, Virginia, Roy Colvin and wife Loretta of Titusville, Florida, and Ronald Kemper Colvin of Craigsville. A special thank you goes to Kathy Hayslett, Barbara Downey, Sharon Sensabaugh and Shenandoah Hospice.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Golladay; 7 brothers, Archie, Calvin, David, Marshall, Donald, Charles and Harold Colvin.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 at Little River Church of the Brethren with Reverend Terry Adkins and Pastor Rob Via officiating. Interment will be in Little River Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Mayes, D.W. Colvin, Bill Bowling, Andy Coffman, Jarrod Coffman, and Jordan Coffman. Honorary pallbearers are Roy, Ronnie, and Guy Colvin.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Little River Church Cemetery Fund.
I just want to say thanks to everyone at Shenandoah Hospice that helped with the care of my mother while she was sick. She suffered for awhile but now she is celebrating in heaven with family that’s gone before her. She was the type of person that would do anything for you.
So sad to see that Bessie had passed away. Thank God she is no longer hurting and in pain. Love to al her famiy. She will be missed in the community.
Bruce and Sheils (Propst) Mooneyham
Charlotte and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You are in our thoughts and Prayers, Mike & Debbie Campbell
WHEN I MOVED TO CRAIGSVILLE IN NOVEMBER OF 1994 BESSIE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE I MET.AFTER GETTING TO NO BESSIE I BECAME GOOD FRIENDS WITH HER AND MOST OF ALL SHE LIKED THE SAME THINGS I DID LIKE RIDING AROUND LOOKING AT THE WILD LIFE.MANY,MANY TIMES I WOOD SEE HER UP IN STUPPLES HALLOW WATHING THE TURKEY’S,DEER AND EVEN A FOX ONCE IN A WHILE.I USE TO SET UP ON THE POST OFFICE LOT TALKING TO BESSIE.SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.I WANT TO SEND PRAYERS TO HER FAIMLY.
MIKE BACK & DALE BAGARUS
Thanks for being a friend to my mom she loved to watch traffic and people when she couldn’t get out and walk much anymore
Bessie will be greatly missed by family & friends. I wish Charlotte & her family many happy days of remembering the good times you shared. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult & sad time. My dad (Guy) sends his prayers & love also. Love Ann
Thanks for your condolences I just wanted to see how your dad is doing since my mom would have been concerned about him too. Roy wasn’t able to come because of his health either and Ronnie is doing okay. I’ve been taking care of things for him.