Bessie Woodson

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mrs. Bessie Woodson, 78, of Osceola passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Marion. Born on Jan. 21, 1942 in Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of CD and Ophelia Johnson Hampton. Mrs. Woodson was a retired employee on American Greetings in Osceola and was a member of St. John Full Gospel Church where she sang in the choir and served on the Hospitality Committee.

Mrs. Woodson was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roosevelt Woodson, a son, Eddie Mitchell, and a granddaughter, Summer Gladney.

Mrs. Woodson is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Derrick and Sandra Mitchell, Anthony and Denise Woodson all of Osceola, Ervin and Elaine Woodson of Benton, Brian and Jasmine Woodson of South Haven, Miss., and Courtney and Shalonda Woodson of Marion; her daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis Hall of Tulsa, Okla., Cynthia and Samuel Snipes of Marion, Caretta and Warren Barbee also of Marion, and Hollie Jones of Owasso, Okla.; 25 grandchildren; her brothers, Nathan Broadway and Johnny Wood; her sisters, Martha Moore, Odessa Broadway, Mamie Rollins, Shirley Dunomes, Dianne Jones and Anita Hudnall; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Private funeral service will be held Saturday, April 4, at 11 St. John Full Gospel Church, 414 South Broadway Street, Osceola. Pastor Robert L. Johnson will deliver the eulogy with burial to follow at Whiteside Cemetery.

In compliance with the CDC, the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association and the Governor, only immediate family members are permitted to attend funeral services. We will be observing this order. This is necessary to protect the health of the family, the public and our staff.

Sorry for the inconvenience, thank you so much for your understanding.

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McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.