Bessie Laverna Burkett Wood

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Bessie Laverna Burkett Wood passed away Nov. 12, 2013, in Plano, Texas. She was born July 12, 1934, to Julius Jefferson Burkett and Marguerite Alton Morgan Burkett in Converse. She was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Lynn Wood, and is survived by son Daniel Allen Wood of Plano, Texas, sister Shirley Marguerite Burkett Stoker of  Shreveport, brother Julius Morgan Burkett of Nacogdoches, Texas and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bessie was a graduate of Northwestern State College School of Nursing and practiced as a registered nurse, giving tender care to the sick and elderly in clinics, hospitals and nursing homes. A memorial service was held at Fellowship Baptist  hurch
in Oak Grove, which is three miles east of Converse, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Visitation began at 1 p.m. with services at 1:30 PM and interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, adjacent to the church. Donations may be made in Bessie’s name to Fellowship Baptist Church, Oak Grove Cemetery or a charity supporting cancer research or patient care. 
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