Bessie M. Wood

March 13, 1926 - July 18, 2002

03/13/1926 - 07/18/2002

Past Services

Monday July 22, 2002
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Wood, Bessie M., 76, of Triadephia, WV, died Thursday July 18, 2002 at the home of her daughter in Wheeling, WV.
She was born March 13, 1926, in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of the late George and Beverly Anderson.
She was a Protestant by faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents who raised her, George and Bessie Anderson, by her husband, Wayne A. Wood, a son, George A. Lawson, a daughter, Cindy Lou Lawson, two sisters, Mary Kay Hunter and Vickie Lynn Byrd, and a brother Ronnie Lee Hunter.
She is survived by a son, Robert E. Lawson of Florida, a daughter Beverly S. Cook and her husband Dennis of Wheeling, a daughter Bessie Mae Lawson of Wheeling, a Step-son Wayne Chip Wood of Cameron, WV, a Step-son Mike Wood of N. Carolina, a Step-daughter Kathie Izso and her husband Mike of Wheeling, and a brother Robert D. Hunter and his wife Nancy of Jamestown, Ohio. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Denise Dahl and her husband, Jim, of McMurray, PA, Cynthia Kopyar and her husband, Jerry, of Wheeling, Mindy Cook of Wheeling, Dennis Cook, Jr. of Wheeling, Daniel Lawson of Bethany, and George Lawson and his wife, Erma, of California, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9pm Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am with the Rev. Dan Cook officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 98B East Cove Av, Wheeling.
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LeAnn Cook
8 years ago

Aunt Bev and family:

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother,Grandmother and Mentor of the Family.

Barbara Sanders wrote the following about her mother, and it truly touches on the role of Mothers in our lives, I would like to share this with you as a way of offering some small form of comfort. ” Mother is a human being, capable of making mistakes. She is not perfect, just as none of us are perfect. But she is the one that we picture as being perfect during our childhood. As we become older, we realize that Mothers are capable of right and wrong ways of doing things, missing the mark, just as much as the next person. But she is still Mother.

The thing that sets her apart is her everlasting love for her children and her intent that they lead normal, well-adjusted lives.

Not until we become adults, do we really begin to appreciate WHO Mother really is. She has nurtured you through your childhood, put up with your sassy ways and times of being lazy during your teenage years, and cried through your becoming an adult. But Mother was always there to encourage you when you made a mistake, although sometimes it’s hard not to show disappointment. As we grow older and have our own children, we realize that Mother was a very strong person, and we begin to wonder can we ever fit into her shoes. No, we wear our ‘own shoes’..we can never do things the same as our Mother, although she has given us the pattern from which to build. IF we had a Godly Mother then we can bring up our children in the ways of God, so that when they grow older we have the assurance that some day they will live for God. After all, Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the ways he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Mothers are special. …Sometimes we get busy doing the usual things in life, and lose sight of the most important aspects – loving our family. And Mother happens to be where that ‘family’ began. Without Mother, there would never have been a family. ”

All of you are in my prayers at this time as you grieve and find your way to peace. Both Marie and I plan on sending a memorial contributions to Valley Hospice because we know first hand the type of work they do, and I believe your Mother would prefer to see any memorial contributions to her as one that would help others.

I will always think fondly of her from my memories at the holiday dinners I shared with her at your home.