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Bessie Mae Byrd Rouse
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1915
Death: Aug. 26, 2010

Mrs. Bessie Mae (Byrd) Rouse
January 4, 1915 - August 26, 2010
Obituary

A native of Lumberton, Mississippi she was born January 4, 1915 to Dunnan Snow Byrd and Margaret Alice Thomas Byrd. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Black Creek Baptist Church. Bessie was dedicated to her family, friends, and church. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, Southern Gospel Music, and especially gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Reggie Rouse and his wife Mary of Poplarville, MS and Billy Joe Rouse and his wife Rhonda of Fort Worth, TX; one daughter, Beverly Ann Ainsworth and her husband Charles of Kenner, LA; five grandchildren, Michelle Pearson, Bradley Rouse, Laura Freeze, Joy Ross, and Leah Rouse; five great-grandchildren, Noah Pearson, Harper Lee Pearson, Isabella Ross, Georgianna Ross, and Billi Jo Petrucci.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harvey Naison Rouse; three brothers, Julius "Dude" Byrd, Emmett Byrd, and Ernest "Mike" Byrd; eight sisters, Irene Hudson, Stella McCann, Clara Daley, Inez Goff, Mildred Miller, Fredna Byrd, Bertice Perreault, and Mitt Byrd; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Pearson.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Dunnan Snow Byrd (1872 - 1952)
  Margaret Alice Thomas Byrd (1879 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Harvey N. Rouse (1916 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Julius Ceaser Byrd (1895 - 1972)*
  Mittie Byrd (1899 - 1912)*
  Stella Byrd McCann (1901 - 1989)*
  Inez Byrd Goff (1904 - 1993)*
  Emmett Byrd (1909 - 1984)*
  Ernest Lavelle Byrd (1913 - 1981)*
  Bessie Mae Byrd Rouse (1915 - 2010)
  Fredna Louise Byrd (1917 - 1985)*
  Bertice L. Bryd Perreault (1920 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Little Black Creek Cemetery
Lamar County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Cathie Bailey
Record added: Nov 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81112312
Bessie Mae <i>Byrd</i> Rouse
Added by: Gene Phillips
 
 
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2nd Cousin 2x Removed
- Carolyn
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013

- Cathie Bailey
 Added: Nov. 27, 2011
 
 
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