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Annie Mae Bessinger

October 31, 1928 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 91)


Annie Mae Bessinger, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Canaan Baptist Church in Cope. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Matthew Rucker and Rev. Alan Woodward will be officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg.

Mrs. Annie Mae was born on October 31, 1928 in Orangeburg County, SC. She was the daughter of the late James Myers and the late Jessie Bell Myers. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. She was predeceased by her husband Willie “Hammie” H. Bessinger, Sr.; son, Willie “Will” H. Bessinger, Jr.; grandsons, R. Kenneth Braxton, Jr., William E. Braxton; 5 brothers, Monroe Myers, Smith "Buck" Myers, McKenzie "MC" Myers, Albert "Red" Myers, Thurmond Myers;  2 sisters, Clara Myers and Jennie Feller.

Survivors include 2 daughters; Joyce B. Gunnells (Tony) of Cope; Marlene Pippin (Russell) of Orangeburg; 4 grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Sturkie of Orangeburg, Ashlyn Gunnells of Cope, Johnny (Tracey) Pippin of Cope and Jessica (Jason) Lovern of Cordova; 10 great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Annie Mae’s caregiver, Stacy VanFaussien.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to SPCA Maude Schiffley, 2872 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118.

Friends and family may call the residence of Marlene and Russell Pippin, 65 Padgett Court; Orangeburg.

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March 11, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
1012 Whitman Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
March 12, 2020

3:00 PM
Canaan Baptist Church
4977 Cannon Bridge Road
Cope, SC 29038

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