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Bessie Mae Wright Colton
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Birth: May 9, 1918
Durant
Holmes County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1998
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

BESSIE MAE (WRIGHT) COLTON was born
May 09, 1918 in Durant, Mississippi
to the late Mr. Willie and Mary Anna
(Bankhead) Wright. She was one of eight children.

Bessie accepted Christ at an early age at
Damascus Baptist Church in Durant,
Mississippi. Later on in life she was
united in Holy Matrimony to her loving
and faithful husband, the late Jimmy
Colton of Attala County, Mississippi.
After then, later on in life they both
moved to Belzoni and united with Mt. Arrata
Methodist Church of Deovelente located
in Belzoni, Mississippi. Unto this union
were born fourteen children, of which six
preceded them in death: James Peter Colton,
Louise C. Rawls Robinson and Jimmie j
Lee Colton, Jr. and three as infants.

Bessie, once was a custodial of the church,
a mother and also a faithful Sunday School
and Church worker. After the death of her
husband, Bessie relocated to Jackson to
live with her daughter, Bessie Robinson,
in which she also attended White Chapel
Missionary Church under the guidance of
Rev. Nathaniel T. Booker. Bessie departed
this life on September 29, 1998 at the
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center at
11:30 p.m. She leaves to mourn her loving
sons: George (Lavern) and Daniel (Ida)
Colton of Cleveland, Ohio; Earnest (Irma)
Colton of Inverness, Mississippi; Willie
H. Colton of Jackson, Mississippi; Eddie
(Veronica) Colton of Pearl, Mississippi;
daughters: Lillie Bell Gildon of Gary,
Indiana; Doris (Earnest) Bryant of Invemess,
Mississippi; Bessie Mae (Larry) Robinson
of Jackson, Mississippi; sister: Emma
(Eddie) Lee of Jackson, Mississippi and
three brothers : Joe Willie Wright and
Walter Wright both of Jackson, Mississippi
and Willie Junior Wright of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. She leaves forty grandchildren
and forty-six great grands and a host of
nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Do not stand at my gave and weep
I am not there
I do not sleep now
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn's rain
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circle flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I will not be there
I did not die.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jimmie Lee Colton (1913 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Deovelente Cemetery
Belzoni
Humphreys County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Eula Jefferson Davis
Record added: Mar 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35054169
Bessie Mae <i>Wright</i> Colton
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Bessie Mae <i>Wright</i> Colton
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Bessie Mae <i>Wright</i> Colton
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