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Bessie Lee Adams

April 15, 1932 April 5, 2018
Bessie  Lee  Adams
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Bessie Lee Taylor Adams was born on April 15, 1932 in Honey Grove, Texas to the late Ruth Crenshaw and Willie Taylor. The family later moved to Wamba, Texas a suburb of Texarkana. She accepted Christ at the age of 10 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in August 1942.
Bessie attended Oak Grove Elementary School and matriculated to Dunbar High School where she graduated in 1951.
She loved Sunday School and served there as a singer in the Junior Choir and later she was the lead singer for Melody Five Group, Nightingale Quartet. She was special soloist each month for Bowie County Fellowship singing organization.
While she was living in Texas, she worked as a Window Decorator. She was the first black lady to sell merchandise and receive a commission from Del Ray, Martha Parks and Jean Nicole chain stores.
September 15, 1958, Bessie moved to Denver, Colorado. She attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church and Union Baptist Church. Bessie united with St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church on October 10, 1975. She was very active at St. Stephen, she was the Divisional Superintendent of Sunday School and lead soloist for the Inspirational Choir and Senior Women Mission Union; President of the Christian Aid Social Club, Treasurer for the Senior Women Mission Union. Secretary for the Christian and Social Club. She received a certificate for Spot Light on Jesus 2004; she attended and completed the required eight year course and graduated with Certification (ETA) in Leadership Ministries. The most important thing to Bessie would say, "I am a child of the King!" She was a loving and devoted mother to her children and grandchildren, she would often remain them that there is only one Savior, Jesus Christ - Believe and Obey.
Bessie was employed with the State of Colorado in 1970, after training she worked independently for the Federal Government on ratios and codes; she also assisted in the screening process for jobs. 1982, she began her employment for the Workmen’s Compensation Board as a Auditor Technician for ten years. Bessie also attended Community College studying Business Management, Business Machines, Federal Tax Filing Index; she had a course in speech at University of Colorado (certificate), Key Punch Operator (certificate), Microsoft, interaction program and Colorado Peak Performance all in which she received a certification. Bessie retired from the Department of Labor 2000 as a Tax Examiner.
On January 14, 1983 she married Preston Adams, who preceded her in death. There were no children were born to this union.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Larry Hubbard, three daughters: Patricia A. Shepard, Sherry D. Wade, Gwendolyn Carven; grandchildren: Corey Hill, Felicia Gray, Kenneth M. Shepard, Kedric D. Shepard, Torie Hill, Jamika Craver, Paula Wade and JaHoney Gilbert; 18 great grandchildren; one sister, Ruthie Thomas and a host of relatives & friends; She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her siblings: Dorothy Cook, Herman Jones, George Jones, her aunts: Codell Wiliams and Cee Bell Owens. She will be greatly missed.


Grandmother
God puts on this Earth,
Who care for us and guide us.
You can feel their love and gentleness
as they walk through life beside us.
They do great things for us every day
they whisper in our ears,
they even hold us in their hearts
when we are filled with all our fears.
They are always there to give a hug
and try to make us smile.
They treat us with respect and love,
they treat us like their child.
God blessed me with an Angel,
I’m proud to call my own.
She’s been with me throughout my
life, been with me as I’ve grown.
She’s guided me the best she can,
she’s taught me like no other,
and I’m thankful I’m the lucky one
who get’s to call her… MOTHER
She’s guided me the best she can,
she’s taught me like no other,
and I’m thankful I’m the lucky one
who get’s to call her… MOTHER
Revised... Kathleen J. Shields, Author


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Friday

13

Apr

4:00 PM 4/13/2018 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4/13/2018 9:00:00 PM
Caldwell-Kirk Funeral & Cremation Services

2101 N. Marion Street
Denver, CO 80205

Caldwell-Kirk Funeral & Cremation Services
2101 N. Marion Street Denver 80205 CO
United States

Service

Saturday

14

Apr

11:00 AM 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church

2050 Uinta Steet
Denver, CO 80238

St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
2050 Uinta Steet Denver 80238 CO
US
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