Bessie Mae Parson Martin

Published 9:29 pm Monday, June 5, 2017

Funeral services for Bessie Mae Parson Martin, of Brookhaven, are today, June 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home (Natchez Drive) with burial at Union Hall Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven. Bro. Vernon Parson will officiate the services.

Visitation was held Monday, June 5, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Martin, 83, died Friday, June 2, 2017, at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born June 3, 1934 in Port Gibson, to Ernest Richard Parson and Mary Savannah Jones Parson. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, cooking, birds and gardening in her yard. She was a devoted homemaker and member of Union Hall Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

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Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Dan A. Martin; son, Ernest McMahon Martin; grandchild Joseph Allen Martin; great-grandchild, Coby Mack Martin; sister, Mildred Smith; and brothers, Redus Parson, Connor Parson, Johnny Parson, Leon Parson, Troy Parson, Woodrow Parson, Willie Parson, and Dale Curtis.

Survivors are her daughters, Shelia Darlene Martin, of Brookhaven and Mildred M. Allen; son, Dan Douglas Martin, of Brookhaven; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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