Bessie Dee Shepherd West
Funeral Date: 9/27/2017

Obituary:
Bessie Dee Shepherd West, age 85, of Warren, AR, died Sunday, September 24, at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born September 14, 1932, in Drew, County, AR, a daughter of the late Lynn Shepherd and Myrtle Herring Shepherd. Bessie was retired from the Warren Public Schools, was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the widow of Felton “Slick” West who died November 11, 2000. They were united in marriage March 4, 1950. Also preceding her in death was her twin sister Rosie Lee “Chewey” Young, sisters Ruby Britton, Audrey Sawyer, Robbie Lee Roark, brothers Lester Shepherd, Earsle Shepherd, Henry Shepherd, Melvin Shepherd and son in law Larry “Chief” Curry. Survivors are one daughter Vickie Curry of Warren, AR. Two sons Jerry West and spouse Judy, Tim West and spouse Amanda all of Warren, AR. One sister Lucille Casteel of Pine Bluff, AR. Special sister in laws Wanda West of Warren, AR, and Mary Reddin of Camden, AR. Six grandchildren Jodey Reep and spouse Amy of El Dorado, AR, Jeremy Reep and spouse Amanda of Warren, AR, Jaye West Hembree and spouse Bo of Warren, AR, Tyler West of Little Rock, AR, Justin West and spouse Tricia of Warren, AR, and Kasey Fox of Warren, AR. Eleven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Two special friends she loved as family, Sue Harris of Wilmar, AR, and Linda Reep of Warren, AR. Bessie loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed. Each of her children and grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Todd West and Rev. Matt Overall officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and music was by Jerry West, Tim West, Tyler West, and Sonya Sinclair Williams. Burial was in Willoughby Cemetery by Frazer’s. Active pallbearers were Jodey Reep, Jeremy Reep, Bo Hembree, Tyler West, Justin West, Westin Hembree, and Austin Heranney. Honorary pallbearers were Wade Bryant, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Mike Miller, Garryck Reep, Allan West, Dennis Evans, and Dennis Young. Memorials preferred to Immanuel Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Warren, AR, 71671.

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Name: Merline Pinson
Message: My Thoughts and Prayers are with The Family

Name: Blake Marsh
Message: Sorry to read about Bessie. She was a sweet and kind lady who will be greatly missed. Please let Angie and me know if there is anything we can do.

Name: Rick & Nancy Anders
Message: We have Special Memories with Bessie Dee. Prayers for her family in the days ahead!We Love this West Family!

Name: Terri and Bill Slaughter
Message: We have so many special memories of Bessie that will live forever in our hearts. We loved her and we love this family. Prayers for all!

Name: Linda and Steve Jones
Message: to all of the West family.May God give you peace and comfort at this time and days ahead.I loved Bessie Dee she always had that beautiful smile.All that knew he will miss her,but we shall all meet again.

Name: Connie Odom
Message: So sorry to hear about Bessie Dee. Worked with her for years. Loved that lady. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out for the family.

Name: Rusty and Mary Ann McDougald
Message: Vicki Jerry and Tim, Our deepest condolences to you all May God be with you all at this time. Heaven is rejoicing at her Homecoming.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers for healing hearts are with you all.

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Vickie, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

Name: nikki king
Message: Mrs. West was a very kind and loving lady. She will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Name: Doug & Beth Langdon
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! This lady will be greatly missed.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
Message: With our deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Name: Shane & Brianne Smith
Message: Thoughts & Prayers through this difficult time. Ms Bessie was such a precious lady. Love yall

Name: Donna McDougald
Message: So very sorry for your loss. She was a dear Lady. Prayers for comfort.

Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: Prayers for your family as you go through this time of sadness.

Name: James Wright
Message: Remembering your family in prayer during this most difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear West Family: You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Andy and Kim Gibbs

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: What a sweetheart Ms. Bessie Dee was. I remember what a good neighbor she was to my grandparents when they lived out there.

Name: James & Tanya Gardner
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Greg & Janet Harton
Message: Praying for your family during the loss of Bessie Dee.

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Charles Landers
Message: My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Charlotte Laster
Message: So deeply sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful loving funny person!

Name: Don and Eloise Hunter
Message: So sorry to hear about the passing of Bessie Dee. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each one of you.

Name: Carol/David Grassi
Message: Prayers for all of you. She is rejoicing in heaven now. She and Mr. Slick are really cutting a rug together!

Name: Ricky & Lorrie Davis
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

Name: Sonya Childs
Message: Praying for your family.

Name: Sonya Childs
Message: Praying for your family.

Name: Kristin Weeks
Message: Our love and prayers are sent your way.

Name: Joyce and Jerry Smith
Message: What a blessing to have known this sweet lady. Prayers for all

Name: Emily Lasiter
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Name: Sam & Brenda Mercer
Message: So sorry to hear of Bessie passing away. Praying for all of you

Name: Cathy Balentine
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Name: Carla Miller
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Name: Becky Murphy Young
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you all. Becky

Name: Ruth Brown
Message: While it is indeed sad that you are mourning the loss of your dear Bessie, it saddens God more. In the days ahead, you will continue to reflect on seemingly small, yet precious memories. However, be comforted in knowing that just as we have memories, almighty God remembers too. The difference is, God has the ability to restore perfect life to those in His memory. Notice how the Bible express the fact in the video: 🖥 https://vimeo.com/233808431