West Virginia Pioneers

Bessie Mae Rhodes

Female 1935 - 2017  (82 years)


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  • Name Bessie Mae Rhodes 
    Nickname Mae 
    Born 18 Mar 1935  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Nov 2017  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Bessie Mae Randolph, 82, of Given, WV passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at CAMC General Hospital following a short illness.
      She was born March 18, 1935 at Given, a daughter of the late Luther and Ivy Brabham Rhodes. Bessie was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening, flowers, and working on the farm.
      She is survived by her children, James "Jim" Randolph, Jr, of South Carolina, Keith Randolph (Diane) of Florida, Lonnie Randolph of Given, and Debbie Hanshaw (Alan) of Evans; brother James Rhodes of Kentucky; sisters Marie Greene of Ripley, Ruby Parsons of Evans, Hazel Randolph of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren as well as several great-great-grandchildren.
      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James Randolph, Sr,; brothers Ernest Rhodes, Junior Rhodes, Leon Rhodes and Carl Rhodes; sister Velma Landis, granddaughter/daughter Tabitha Randolph Fisher.
      Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday November 19 at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor George Webb officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Given Cemetery, Given. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com
    Person ID I52948  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 

    Father Luther Verden Rhodes,   b. 26 Apr 1899, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1972  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Ivy Frances Braham,   b. 5 Sep 1909, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F14563  Group Sheet

    Family James Russell Randolph,   b. 20 Feb 1936, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1997, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1954  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 6/12/1954
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia
      James R Randolph, 18, 2/20/1936, Charleston, Charleston, James & Thelma Randolph
      Bessie Mae Rhodes, 19, 3/18/1935, Given, Given, Luther & Iva Rhodes
    Children 
     1. James Randolph, Jr
     2. D Keith Randolph
    +3. Lonnie Randolph
     4. Debbie Randolph
     5. Tabitha Nicole Randolph,   b. 19 Mar 1981,   d. 30 Dec 2013  (Age 32 years)
    Family ID F19964  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S21] Obit.

    3. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.