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Bessie Elizabeth Reed

June 24, 1950 – July 27, 2022


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee


Friday, August 5, 2022

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

God’s House of Restoration

1407 Miller Street

Christiana, Tennessee



Johnson Road Cemetery

Christiana, Tennessee

As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.  2 Timothy 4: 6-7

Ms. Bessie Elizabeth Reed was born June 24, 1950, in Murfreesboro, TN to Fannie L. Davis. She was called to rest on July 27, 2022, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She loved to cook, sew & spend time with her family & friends. She was everyone’s best friend & everyone’s second mother. She accepted Christ at a young age at Brandon View Baptist Church. She loved helping and feeding people. She received her education from Holloway High School & MTSU. She worked at Riverdale High School for many years in the cafeteria & special education departments.

Bessie leaves to celebrate her memory, her son, James Reed Jr.; her daughter, Treveria Rankins; her step-daughter, Klelesa Nance; five grandchildren, Darius, Trevarius “Tink’, & Justice Reed, Anthony “AJ” Rankins and very devoted granddaughter, Jaimese Rankins; her great granddaughter, Journni Reed; her very devoted brother, Dallas Davis; and nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

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