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Bessie Workman Smith
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Obituary for Bessie Workman Smith

Bessie Workman Smith, 81, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. A native of Salyersville, Kentucky, she was born January 19, 1937 to the late Henry and Norma Farley Workman. For many years, Bessie worked as an aide at Greens Nursing Home, but she was a farmer and a mother first. She was raised working in the fields alongside her family doing whatever it took to insure the fields were prepared, the crops were planted, and later harvested and sold. As far as stripping tobacco was concerned, it wasn’t just for the boys and men. In later years, when time began to move a little more slowly and there seemed to be more of it, Bessie enjoyed tending to her garden and quilting. She was such a strong and caring woman, family was everything to her.

Bessie is survived by her children, Janette Lewis, Linda White, Janet Wells, Bonnie Ingram, Jimmie Reed, Stevie Reed, and James Reed; brother, Henry Workman, Jr; 14 grandchildren, including her very special granddaughter, Amy Reed; 12 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Tressie Hatton, Betty McKinney, and Dorothy Davis; and brothers, Thomas Workman and Charley Workman.

A Funeral Service will be held 11:00am, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Rd, officiated by Chaplain Ester Sapp. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Serving as Pallbearers will be Ron Lewis, Brandon Lewis, Ricky Lewis, Ricky Lewis, Jr, Tom Partin, and Timmy Partin. Visitation will be held from 9:00am until 11:00am prior to Service.


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Tuesday

8

May

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Clark Legacy Center - FRANKFORT

3000 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Funeral Service

Tuesday

8

May

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Legacy Center - FRANKFORT

3000 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Graveside Service

Tuesday

8

May

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Sunset Memorial Gardens

3250 Versailles Rd
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

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