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November 25, 1947 March 1, 2017
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Bessie Beatrice Farmer Reynolds, departed her life on March 1, 2017 at 8:00 in the morning. She was born November 25, 1947 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was the loving daughter of the late Albert Farmer, Jr, and Bessie Dunn Farmer. She attended Frederick Douglass and George Washington Carver High Schools. She furthered her education at North Carolina Central University in Durham NC. She attained a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. She began her professional career as a teacher in Calvert County, Maryland in 1971. In 1979, she met the love of her life, Clifton, a military officer. On February 9, 1980, she married Clifton and moved to Germany, where she continued her teaching career. Upon returning to Prince Georges County, she worked as a librarian and later was promoted to the position of Assistant Principal, which she served until retirement in 2012.

Bessie was a faithful and active member of Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington D.C. She served as a Deacon and a devoted member of the Voices of Peoples Choir, where she held the position of Secretary and she was also a member of the Fellowship Choir. She was a dedicated member of the George Washington Carver Alumni Association, where she held the position of the National Secretary. She was a committed member of Just Friends Book Club of Woodmore South, Mitchellville, Maryland, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Nu State - District of Columbia, Delta Chapter.

Bessie loved traveling, reading and education. She loved God, Family and she loved serving people. She would help anybody that needed her assistance.

She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving husband and son, Clifton Orlander Reynolds and Clifton Orlander, II of the home; her one and only sister, Annie Farmer Dorrall of Rocky Mount, NC; Danyelle Washington and Jazmine Bonner of Ashburn, Va, to whom she was a second mother; One sister-in-law, Charlotte Clark (Robert), three brothers-in-law, Allen Reynolds (Camille), Linwood Reynolds (Lucille), of Calvert County, Maryland and Brooke Reynolds (Karin) of Germany; her special friends, Sandra Singleton Newsome of Mitchellville, Md. and Olivia Staton of Suitland, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

One of Bessie's favorite charities was the George Washington Carver National Alumni Association. This was her high school organization and it raises money to give scholarship to students to help them attend college. The organization is a 501(c)(3), tax deductible organization. The family has decided in lieu of flowers that donations be made to this organization. Please make your check payable to: G. W. Carver National Alumni Association. Please honor Bessie by putting her name in the memo section of the check. You may also mail your donation to Bessie's sister who is the financial officer of the organization and she will make sure it gets to the organization. The mailing address is: Annie Dorrall 3821 Hawthorne Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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Memorial Service




11:30 AM 3/10/2017 11:30:00 AM
Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ

4704 13th Street, N.W.

Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ
4704 13th Street, N.W. WASHINGTON DC
United States

Cemetery Details




2:30 PM 3/13/2017 2:30:00 PM
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States

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