Bessie Mae Lee

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Bessie Mae Lee, 78, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Visitation: Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12:00PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco

Homegoing Celebration: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00AM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1300 Loop 340 in Bellmead

Burial: Elm Mott Cemetery

Bessie Mae Lee was born on June 12, 1938 to the late Jesse and Jannie Anna Haliburton Lee. She graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in Hubbard, Texas and went on to further her education at Paul Quinn College. Bessie was a member of the Waco Worship Center located at 3328 Alta Vista Dr. Waco, TX under the Pastoral Leadership of Pastor Rosie Barnes where she served as President of the Usher Board. Bessie played the piano for numerous churches and also sang with many gospel groups in the Waco area. Bessie enjoyed her career at Connally High School; she touched many young lives over 30 years before retiring. In most recent time, Bessie has continued to serve others in the home health care field, working for Texas Home Health. She deeply enjoyed giving to others and caring for not only her family but many others that came in contact with her and also playing board games with her great-grandson, “Jayden”. Bessie will be truly missed by many.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Jannie Lee; her brothers, Andrew Lee and Billy Lee.

Bessie will be remembered with love and cherished in memory by her son, Greg Iglehart, Sr. and his wife Stephanie of Waco, TX; siblings, Earlie “Jake” Lee of Dallas. TX, Dorothy Turner and Donald Lee of Waco, TX; goddaughter/niece, Yulander Price and her husband Tommy Lee of Waco, TX; grandchildren, Greg Iglehart, Jr. and his wife LeAnne of Waco, TX and Terrance Iglehart of Haltom City, TX; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Vanessa Iglehart of Waco, TX; along with numerous nephews and nieces and other loving family members and friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. Greg, I am so sorry to her about Aunt Bessie passing. My prayers go out to you and the rest of the family and hope that knowing Aunt Bessie knew God gives you all some peace. Her beautiful smile with be missed but now she is playing the piano in God’s choir.

    Love you and will see you Saturday

    Sheryl Kay

  2. To the Family of Bessie Lee,
    My deepest sympathy and condolences to you in the passing of your loved one. Bessie and I worked together at Connally Junior High for many years. She was a joy to work with. May God comfort all of you.
    Cyndi Snokhous

  3. So sorry for the lost of my friend and neighbor May She RIH Mrs. Bessie Lee

  4. May you Rest in Heaven Mrs Bessie Lee

  5. To Greg and the Bessie Lee family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss and extend our sincere prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family. Ms. Bessie was a special person with a sweet and loving personality. She yet considered us a part of her family even though she was no longer married to our Dad. We will miss her presence and her beautiful smile. I pray God’s love comfort your hearts especially during this time.
    Shondie Williams Family

  6. Greg, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. Y’all are in my prayers

  7. May she rest in peace.

  8. Greg, Greg ,Jr., Terrance and family:
    Your mother and grandmother was a dear
    friend during our years together at Connally.
    We worked in the same room and solved ” the world’s problems ” over lunch, for almost 15 years. I can still hear her “W e ll” as she pushed her glasses up and gave that beautiful
    smile. There are so many memories. Just know I loved her and so glad we were able to
    share our lives together for a little while.
    With love,
    Sherry Beheler

  9. Dear Gregory, Stephanie and family

    From the fullness of His grace you received a beautiful mother. She had a desire to please God.
    I believe that desire to please Him, did in fact do so. Hold on to good memories and keep her close in your heart.
    Sylvia and family

  10. Diana Hackworth Thompson

    Greg and Stephanie, praying God’s peace, comfort and understanding for you and your family.

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