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Bessie Mae Tackett Bailey
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1918
Troup
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 2003
Temple Terrace
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

Bessie May Bailey

Services for Bessie Mae Tackett Bailey, 84, Temple Terrace, Florida, formerly of Troup, were held January 9, 2003 at the Troup Church of Christ with Matt Qualls officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest cemetery under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.

Mrs. Bailey passed away at her home January 4, 2003 after a three year struggle with colon cancer. She was born in Troup, January 27, 1918 to the late Isaac Elisha and Micca Fuston Tackett, was a faithful Christian and a member of the Citrus Park Church of Christ. She went to Freed-Hardeman College in 1939 and Pepperdine Christian College in 1941, where she married Charlie Cleo Bailey, in Glendale, California, in July of 1942. She later finished her college education at Texas Women's Christian University, Denton and taught elementary school in Firebaugh, California and for twenty years at the Florida College Academy, Temple Terrace.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Lee Tackett and Isaac Fuston Tackett and a sister, Roberta Dickey.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years; three sons and a daughter-in-law; two daughters and sons-in-law; two sisters; eighteen grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Nephews will be serving as pallbearers.

Memorials, if desired, may be sent to the Florida College Scholarship Fund, 119 N. Glen Arven, Temple Terrace, FL 33617, in her memory.

Tyler Morning Telegraph Jan 2003

NOTE: The different spellings of Bessie's middle name above in the obit title and on the first line is the way it was in the paper. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Elisha Tackett (1878 - 1957)
  Ethel Fuston Tackett (1886 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Charlie Cleo Bailey (1912 - 2010)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ethel Tackett Ritchie (1910 - 2008)*
  Anna Grace Tackett Fentress (1912 - 2009)*
  Walter Lee Tackett (1913 - 1981)*
  Isaac Fuston Tackett (1916 - 2000)*
  Bessie Mae Tackett Bailey (1918 - 2003)
  Roberta Ruth Tackett Dickey (1923 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pinecrest Cemetery
Troup
Smith County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Bill Elliott
Record added: Dec 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102329276
Bessie Mae <i>Tackett</i> Bailey
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