Meridian Star


December 11, 2013

Bessie Tanksley

MERIDIAN —     MESA, Ariz. – Services for Bessie Tanksley will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel (7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85207. 480-832-2850.

    Bessie was born Nov. 11, 1941, and transitioned on Dec., 4 2013. She was the youngest of fourteen children born to Lee Tanksley and Missoura (Windham) Tanksley.

    She is survived by her two children, Darnella (Kay) McDonald of Gilbert, Ariz., and Barnela (Sheila) Tabb of Centreville, Ill.; grandchildren: Kenya, Knishawn, Shanna, Darnella and Martika; great grandchildren: Kimberlyn, Samuel, Malia, Izabella, Jael, and Abram. Of her siblings there are three that remain: Marcello Tanksley, Mann Tanksley, and Alice Ruth Brown.

    This phenomenal woman of courage, kindness, and wisdom will be in our thoughts and memories always. Rest now mother from your labor!

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