Bessie Irena Lindsey
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Bessie Irena Lindsey
  • October 28, 1933 - December 4, 2013
  • Abilene, Texas

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Bessie Lindsey of Abilene, formerly of Toney, Alabama, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at a Ft. Worth hospital. The family will receive visitors on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 7:00-8:00p.m. at Texas Avenue Baptist Church in Abilene. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 4:00p.m. at Texas Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor David Humber officiating. Arrangements were handled by Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd St., Abilene.
Bessie was born on October 28, 1933 in Limrock, Alabama to Horace and Ellie Shelton. She was a lifelong active member of the Baptist church. Never at a loss for words, Bessie loved to tell stories about the events in her life whenever she could find an audience. She was happiest when around family and to Bessie, everyone was family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Ellie Shelton; her husband, Damon W. Lindsey; her brothers, S.Q. Shelton and Shelby Shelton; her sisters, Christine Gibson, Ruth Lamb, and Lorene Joiner; and her grandson, Damon H. Lindsey.

She is survived by her children, John Wilbanks and wife, Ruth of Johnstown, Colorado, and James Lindsey and wife, Karen of Abilene; her sisters, Fanny Lou Vann and Betty Hall of Huntsville, Alabama; her brother, Horace Shelton Jr. and wife, Pat of Maryville, Tennessee; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Plaza Medical Center in Ft. Worth for the outstanding job they did to keep Bessie comfortable during her last days.