Bessie Fleeman Wilbanks

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Bessie Fleeman Wilbanks

Bessie Fleeman Wilbanks, 94, of Burton, Mich., former Leachville resident and widow of John Wilbanks, passed from this life Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Burton. Born June 16, 1921, in Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late John and Nora Keeney Fleeman and was raised in the Manila and Leachville areas. She moved to Flint, Mich., in 1950 and worked as a machinist for General Motors until her retirement in 1980.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ron Wilbanks, and a daughter, Helen Faye Skaggs.

Survivors include seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandson.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel at Leachville with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

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