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Bessie C. Palmer

December 17, 1929 October 7, 2019
Bessie C. Palmer
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Bessie C. (Small) Palmer was born in York, PA on December 17, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth (Lamar) Small.

She attended York City schools. On April 24, 1948, she was united in marriage to the late George Amos Palmer Jr. Three daughters were born from this union; Georgette A. White (Keith) of Dumfries, VA, Jennifer Green and Yvette Smallwood (Douglas) of York, PA.
She has 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren
Bessie was employed as a community organizer for 25 years with the Community Progress Council. She previously attended Bethel AME Church. She also was a member of Deborah Chapter #26 O.E.S.P.H.A, where she was past Worthy Matron.
Bessie enjoyed being with her family and always catered to the grandchildren. When the great grands had a day off or were sick, she was the go-to babysitter and she was fondly called “GG”.
Bessie departed this life on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Manor Care, North. She resided there for about 16 months.
Besides being predeceased by her husband and parents. Sisters: Lucille Brabham and Julia Mae Scales, brothers: Benjamin and Charles Small.


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Tuesday

15

Oct

9:00 AM 10/15/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethel AME Church

356 W. Princess St.
York, PA 17401

Bethel AME Church
356 W. Princess St. York 17401 PA
United States

Celebration of Life

Tuesday

15

Oct

11:00 AM 10/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethel AME Church

356 W. Princess St.
York, PA 17401

Rev. Dr. Katherine E. Rose, Officiating

Bethel AME Church
356 W. Princess St. York 17401 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lebanon Cemetery Final Resting Place

1412 N. George St.
York, PA 17404

1412 N. George St. York 17404 PA
United States
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