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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Bessie James

Bessie Mae "Dee-Dump" James

Wednesday, June 2nd, 1948 - Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Bessie Mae James, also well known as “Dee-Dump,” was born on June 2, 1948 to the late Willie Mae Bull and Booker T. Reid in Nassawadox, Virginia. She left this world to rest on December 16, 2019 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Virginia.

Bessie was born and raised on the Eastern Shore and remained here until her departure. She was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. Dee-Dump spent many of her years working in the produce industry at several factories and her favorite job of all was at Nandua Seafood, picking lump crab. Her favorite things to do were cooking, cleaning, being around her grandkids, being entertained by old Westerns, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder and Walker Texas Ranger; her favorite channels were Hallmark Movie Channel and Food Network. Bessie was famously known for her deviled eggs, especially her crab filled ones and her cheesy crab casserole. She could never sit still too long without moving around and doing something. Bessie was well known for her rowdy personality, slick mouth, and her favorite lipstick of choice “Black Orchard.”

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Mae and Booker; siblings, Barbara Williams, Virginia Parker, and Booker Reid, Jr.; son-in-law, Edward Stratton, Sr.; grandson, Travis Stratton; and great-grandson, Jonathan Ayres-Stratton.

Bessie Mae left this Earth cherished by: three children, Bessie Stratton (Richard Kellam), Cleveland (Wendy) Reid, and Elisa Reid; six siblings, Percy (Ilene) Reid, Geneva Turner, Rose Green, Lillie Garrett, Mary Reid, and Carolyn Reid; eight grandchildren, Trevon Reid, Clevon Sample, Shakiyla Sample, Treionna Burton, Treniqua Burton, Edward Stratton, Jr., Tyler Bynum, and Trenity Hall; two great-grandchildren, Tamiylah Burton and Traesyn Burton-Walker; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifetime friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    Address
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Holy Trinity Baptist Church
    Address
    14191 Trinity Lane
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Holy Trinity Baptist Church
    Address
    14191 Trinity Lane
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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    Officiant
    Rev. Willie D. Justis
  • Interment

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Shiloh Baptist Cemetery
    Address
    31559 Boston Rd.
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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Corita Upshur

Posted at 01:07pm
You was always such a kind person to me and saying what was on your mind.Thats what I admire about you.Rest Easy Deedump.Corita Upshur
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