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.