Oct. 5, 1903 Straightstone Pittsylvania County Virginia, USA
Jun. 22, 1991 Lynchburg City Virginia, USA
Bessie was born in 1903 to John T. King and Rosa L. (Irby) King. She married Charlie E. "Son" Burks in 1924. They had 8 children. She once ran a cafe in Hurt, Va. She and her husband later lived in Franklinville, NC (1959-1990). Bessie became a member of the "Church of God of Prophecy" denomination in 1939.