Bessie Mae Youngblood

Bessie Mae Youngblood, age 95 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. She was born July 17, 1924 in Center, Texas to parents John and Nellie Fulsom who preceded her in death along with her husband, Marion Thomas Youngblood; daughter, Marie Lewing Youngblood; sister, Velma Reynolds, and grandchildren, Vincent Youngblood and Clifford Youngblood.

Mrs. Youngblood loved her family and friends unconditionally. According to her family, she took longer to wash dishes than anyone they have ever known. She especially loved tending to her flowers and watching them grow. She always enjoyed keeping her grandchildren, and they loved when she cooked potatoes for them because “nobody could fry potatoes like Grandma!” Even after they were adults, she would ask about them and cared about what was going on in their lives. She will be greatly missed by all her knew her.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Cox; son, Travis Youngblood; sister, Reatha Montgomery; grandchildren, Tracey, Connie, Patty, Patrick, Chris and Curtis; great-grandchildren, Shelby, McKenzie, Aleigh, Charlotte, Taylor, Ted, Audrey and Raelynn; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to acknowledge those who made the world a brighter place for Mrs. Youngblood. Her dear friend she loved so much, Ruby, from Azalea Terrace. They cooked for one another and were best of friends. Also, the staff at Azalea Terrace for your care and friendship…thank you for all that you did over the 18 years she lived there. Last but not least, her nurse and her caregiver while she was at Focus Care/Cedar Bayou Rehabilitation Center, Veronica and Kathleen. Having you there was a constant source of comfort.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Services will follow starting at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Pace Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, Cleveland, Texas.

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