Bessie Otwell Sanders

Bessie Otwell Sanders

Bessie Otwell Sanders, 88, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, May 25, 2020.

She was born August 2, 1931, to the union of her parents, John Otwell, Sr. and Margeret Brown Otwell.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 29, at Pentecost Cemetery of Jena with Rev. Truman Stagg officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Otwell, Jr.; sister, Helen Otwell; and nephew, Christopher Moss.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her husband, Henry Sanders of Jena; niece, Shannon Moss Girlinghouse of Jena; niece, Renee Otwell of Ponchatoula; and step daughter, Joan Mattina of Biloxi, Ms..

Pallbearers were Chad Girlinghouse, Clark Girlinghouse, Dean Mattina, Austin Joiner, Trenton Joiner, and Tom Kendrick.

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