December 26, 1926 - July 30, 2021
Mrs. Bessie Laura Baskin Roy, 94, went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2021. She was born on December 26, 1926 in Ware County, GA to the late John Holmes Baskin and the late Laura Isabella Hall Baskin.She was one of eight children and is survived by her youngest sister, Jane (late Charles) Mitchell; children: Robin (Reece) Young, Joseph (Angelia) Roy, Dennis Roy, Jr.,Jamie (Kenneth) Brockwell, John Roy, and three generations of grandchildren. Mrs. Roy worked on Warner Robins AFB, GA repairing bomber aircraft. She then became a switchboard operator for Southern Bell Telephone Company where she met her late husband, Dennis Cade Roy, Sr., who was stationed at Robins. After several phone conversations they met in person, dated, and married, returning to the family farm in Sweetwater, TN where they lived out their lives. She was a member of Christianburg Baptist Church where she taught a children’s Sunday school class. Mrs. Roy possessed high moral standards and a strong work ethic. After her husband passed unexpectedly, she learned how to drive a car, raised five children, worked a full-time job at Athens Products and managed the farm on her own. Even after she retired, she worked a part time job at K-Mart in Sweetwater. She will be lovingly remembered as a devoted wife and mother with a fondness for puzzles, flowers, birds, and cats, and making the best chocolate pies! Services will be held on Thursday August 5, 2021, at Sweetwater Memory Chapel. Visitation will be at 9:15 am with the celebration of life service at 10:00 am. Graveside service will immediately follow with a reception to be announced. Donations in lieu of flowers in Mrs. Bessie Roy's honor may be made to your charity of choice.
Mrs. Bessie Laura Baskin Roy, 94, went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2021. She was born on December 26, 1926 in Ware County, GA to the late John Holmes Baskin and the late Laura Isabella Hall Baskin.She was one of eight children and is survived... View Obituary & Service Information
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