ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bessie Vernell, 84 years old, born on January 26, 1927, and passed away on March 14, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Marchelle VBettis on January 27, 2015
Yesterday was a challenge for me. My mother would have been 88 years old on the 26th of this month.It has been four years since her transition and I still think of her everyday. I truly miss the phenomenal mother, friend and supporter however I know she lives everyday in me amd through me. Thanks mom!
Posted by Marchelle VBettis on January 26, 2014
Today Mom would have made her rounds Bostick, Elmwood, then Pearl's. Finely dressed with matching, hat, hose, shoes and handbag wearing that amazing smile! Wow, oh how I miss that! I am greateful for such great memories of a Phenomenal Woman!
Posted by Marchelle VBettis on January 26, 2013
Today is my mother"s 86th birthday. This morning Morenke my son made waffles, sausage, and eggs for breakfast. This was one of her favorite meals. We left a plate out in her honor so that she could spiritually share our meal. Happy Birthday Mom!

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Posted by Marchelle VBettis on January 27, 2015
Yesterday was a challenge for me. My mother would have been 88 years old on the 26th of this month.It has been four years since her transition and I still think of her everyday. I truly miss the phenomenal mother, friend and supporter however I know she lives everyday in me amd through me. Thanks mom!
Posted by Marchelle VBettis on January 26, 2014
Today Mom would have made her rounds Bostick, Elmwood, then Pearl's. Finely dressed with matching, hat, hose, shoes and handbag wearing that amazing smile! Wow, oh how I miss that! I am greateful for such great memories of a Phenomenal Woman!
Posted by Marchelle VBettis on January 26, 2013
Today is my mother"s 86th birthday. This morning Morenke my son made waffles, sausage, and eggs for breakfast. This was one of her favorite meals. We left a plate out in her honor so that she could spiritually share our meal. Happy Birthday Mom!
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Remembering My Friend Bessie

Shared by Ms Natalie on April 14, 2011

This Dear Lady Bessie Lee Vernell of whom was also my friend grew up with my father and his siblings at the First C.O.G.I.C. in Topeka KS.  She was affectionately called 'Bessie Lee' and down through the years shared many stories of their lives growing up.  I had the pleasure of knowing Bessie and attending church with her since the mid 1970s.

She played the piano and organ as I do and so many times we shared about music and the different kinds of music we loved.  She as my Dad was a HUGE jazz/blues fan and we would talk about the Old School Jazz/Blues Musicians and Singers we loved best...Jimmie Smith, Erroll Garner, B.B. King, and the list goes on and on.

Although she was old enough to be my mother Bessie and I had many wonderful talks about life and living.  Our conversations could go from those heart-to-heart talks as I used to have with my own Mom to the school-girl like giggles we shared many times.

Bessie had a loving heart towards everyone, but especially to children/young folks and the elderly.  Many times she would share her resourses with both and I knew about how she did it in secret and watched GOD Reward her openly for her generous ways.

Bessie could cook ANYBODY under the table! She was EXCELLENT and what made her food SO good was the LOVE she included in her preparation.

To know Bessie was to love her...I will miss Bessie and I am praying for her family.  God Bless and keep you.