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Bessie W. Pettit

June 20, 1934 - May 17, 2017

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TUSCALOOSA - Bessie Ashcraft, age 82, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died May 17, 2017. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pettit; parents, Wayne and Lee Ashcraft; four sisters; and one brother.Survivors include her daughter, Carol Bryant (O. K.) of Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Ashley Bryant and O. K. Bryant V; and many nieces and...

TUSCALOOSA - Bessie Ashcraft, age 82, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died May 17, 2017. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pettit; parents, Wayne and Lee Ashcraft; four sisters; and one brother.Survivors include her daughter, Carol Bryant (O. K.) of Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Ashley Bryant and O. K. Bryant V; and many nieces and nephews.Bessie was born June 20, 1934 in Pickens County. She retired as a nurse at DCH after 25 years of service. She was a longtime member of Holt United Methodist Church.During her retirement, she and Frank loved traveling to all of the Alabama football games. They also enjoyed serving at their church and the Soup Kitchen. Her pride and joy was taking care of her grandchildren and supporting them in their many endeavors. Bessie passed in to Heaven after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.Honorary pallbearers are staff at Regency Retirement Village, Moundville Heath and Rehab and Amedisys Hospice.