Bessie Nelson, 92, beloved mother and grandmother was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 1, 2021. She entered into this world on December 8, 1928 in Brownfield, TX to Ernest and Helen Newsom Burnett. She wed Raymond Ladell Nelson (Fuzzie) after he returned from WW II. They had two sons, Jimmy Ladell Nelson of Brownfield and Terry Lee Nelson of Fort Worth, TX .
She leaves behind 3 grandchildren. Tyler Nelson of Fort Worth, TX, Haelee Nelson of San Antonio, TX, and Garett Nelson of Fort Worth, and family friend Brittany Shrimpton and family, of Brownfield, TX, and Garett Nelson of Fort Worth, TX and Terry and his wife Michele Nelson of Fort Worth, TX.
Bess attended Brownfield High school and then attended Draughan's Business school in Lubbock, TX. After graduation, Bess went to work as a telephone operator for GTE until becoming a stay at home mom with her small children. Bess began to work again in the 70's as her children grew older and started to work as bank teller and book keeper at the Brownfield State Bank for a span of over 30 years.
Bess had a passion for God and at the age 13 and decided she would walk to the Methodist church close to her home and begin her long relationship with the Lord. Bess was actively involved with taking care of young children in the nursery. She also loved to watch all animals and was particular fond of birds, dogs and cats. Bess was a devout Dallas Cowboy fan thru good times and bad.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Thursday, August 12, 2021, at the Brownfield First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Terry County Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.