Bessie Hood Slayden
October 25, 1919 – December 17, 2013
Bessie Hood Slayden, 94, died on December 17, 2013 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. She dedicated her life to helping others and loved shopping, cooking and fashion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at St. Paul M.B. Church in Drummonds where she was a faithful member and served on the mothers board. She will be buried in the church cemetery.
The widow of L.C. Slayden, she was also preceded in death by sons Terry Slayden and Charles Slayden.
She is survived by two sons, James (Dorothy) Bragg of Millington, William Slayden of Drummonds; daughters Ruby (James) Scott, Carolyn (William) Douglas of Drummonds and Verna (Aaron) Adams of Covington; three special grandchildren she reared, Sherrie Weaver, Tequilla Slayden and Jasmine Hurd; sister-in-law Zaddie Smith of Covington; 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, December 19, 2013