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Bessie Marie "Bess" Woodford Johnson
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Birth: May 21, 1931
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2008
Bedford County
Virginia, USA

Bessie Marie "Bess" Woodford Johnson, 76, of Bedford, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born May 21, 1931, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Gilbert Ernest Woodford and Lela Mae Wilson Woodford. Bess was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, the Blue Ridge Garden Club and the former Otterburn Garden Club. In addition to her parents, Bess was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Thomas Johnson Sr.; a son, William T. "W.T." Johnson Jr.; a daughter, Lila Gem Johnson; three sisters, Myrtle W. Anderson, Edith W. Smith and Una W. Jones; a brother, Kyle G. Woodford; and a sister-in-law, Charlotte Woodford. Bess is survived by two daughters, Kim J. Snow and her husband, Jim, of Bedford, and Ivy J. Collier and her husband, John, of Botetourt; five grandchildren, J. William Cayton, Erik Collier, Amy Collier, Michael Snow and Timothy W. Snow Sr.; a great-grandson, Timothy W. Snow Jr.; a greatgranddaughter, Isabella (Ella) Mikalyn Snow; three brothers, Fred R. Woodford, of Huddleston, Gilbert E. Woodford Jr. of Easton, Md., and Davis E. Woodford, of Huddleston; and a sister, Minnie A. Woodford, of Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 212 E. Main St., Bedford, Va. 24523 or Bedford Hospice Care, 815 Summit St., Bedford, Va. 24523. The family would like to express their gratitude to Bedford Hospice for their loving care. A celebration of Bess' life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443. To send condolences, please visit
Published in the Roanoke Times from 3/5/2008 - 3/6/2008.
Family links: 
  Gilbert Ernest Woodford (1894 - 1977)
  Lela Mae Wilson Woodford (1898 - 1980)
  William Thomas Johnson (1928 - 2004)*
  Lila Gem Johnson (1955 - 1955)*
  Una Louise Woodford Jones (1917 - 2000)*
  Kyle Edward Woodford (1919 - 1974)*
  Minnie Artie Woodford (1921 - 2010)*
  Minnie Artie Woodford (1921 - 2010)*
  Myrtle Eugenia Woodford Anderson (1921 - 2007)*
  Edith Mae Woodford Smith (1924 - 2005)*
  Gilbert Ernest Woodford (1927 - 2008)*
  Fred Rudolph Woodford (1929 - 2016)*
  Bessie Marie Woodford Johnson (1931 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Mar 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25088056
Bessie Marie Bess <i>Woodford</i> Johnson
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