May 22, 1930 - March 17, 2022
FARMER, Mrs. Bessie L. - Age 91, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, at her residence. Family hour 10:30 AM Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, G-5443 N. Saginaw St., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM Pastor Samuel Berry III, officiating. Interment Gracelawn Cemetery, 5710 N. Saginaw St. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10:30 AM Saturday. Mrs. Farmer will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday. Ms. Bessie Lee Farmer was born on May 22, 1930, in Itta Bena, Mississippi to James and Maggie Branch. She married Calvin Farmer in 1945 and their union produced two children. Although Ms. Farmer accepted Christ at an early age, she joined the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in 1958. While at Macedonia, she was an active member of the Senior choir and served on the Usher board. Additionally, she was a member of the Highlight Community Choir of Flint and the Community Gospel Travelers. Although she worked for several years at various companies, Ms. Farmer settled into a permanent position at General Motors in 1969 and she retired from GM in 1997 after 28 years of service. After retirement, Ms. Farmer served for 15 years as a volunteer with the Senior Companions Program of Genesee and Lapeer Counties. She enjoyed her church work, traveling, attending Detroit Tigers baseball games and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Bessie Lee Farmer leaves to cherish her memory; two children, Mac Arthur (Pat) Farmer and Jearlene Farmer, all of Flint; three grandchildren, Eric Farmer of Hendersonville, TN, Mac Arthur Farmer II of Atlanta, GA, and Bianca Farmer of Novi, Michigan; and great grandchildren, Veronica and Brooke Farmer, both of Flint, Michigan; 2 sisters-in-law, Barbara Branch and Louise Branch; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends including special friends, Lela Adams, Elise West, Creola Ivy, and Mary L. Rankin. Ms. Farmer was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie Branch; four sisters, Willie Mae McDonald, Inez Cooper, Ida Mae McKenzie, and Evelyn Patterson; two brothers, Alfred Branch and J.T. Branch; and dear friend, Tommy Lee Haywood, The family would like to give special thanks to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Churrch, Heart to Heart hospice staff including caregivers Andrea and Sarah, special great niece and caregiver Sherry Plumley, special granddaughter, Chawn Greene-Farmer of Grand Blanc, MI and special grandson Calvin Davis of Novi, Michigan, and her Macedonia Missionary Baptist family.
FARMER, Mrs. Bessie L. - Age 91, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, at her residence. Family hour 10:30 AM Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, G-5443 N. Saginaw St., with funeral service commencing at 11:00... View Obituary & Service Information
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