, Port Arthur, Texas

April 24, 2013

Bessie Marie Haynes

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR —    Bessie Marie Haynes, 72, of Port Arthur passed away at Dubuis Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas on Monday, April 22, 2013.

   She was born on February 16, 1941 to Elaine LeBlanc Haynes and John C. Haynes, Jr. in Abbeville, Louisiana. She has been a resident of Port Arthur since the age of 2. Bessie graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1959, she then went to Port Arthur Business College. She worked at several places over the years, Merchants and Sabine Banks, Port Arthur Electrical and St. Mary Hospital. Bessie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she taught CCD.

   Visitation will be on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Rosary tp be prayed at 5:00 PM in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Stephen McCrate serving as celebrant. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, her nephew,  Martin Paul Hardy.

   Bessie is survivd by her sister, Jacqueline “Jackie” Hardy and husband, Paul of Groves, Texas, her nephew, Michael Paul Hardy and wife Dawn of Nederland, Texas, one great niece and four great nephews along with several cousins.