Bessie M. Nalls was born to the late Charlie Lee Roy and Marie Elizabeth Roy on July 14, 1953. She departed this earthly life on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
Bessie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at First Baptist Church East Thomas. She was a faithful member of the youth choir and usher board.
Ms. Bessie Nalls attended A.H. Parker High School where she was a high-stepping majorette of the mighty Bison Marching Band and a member of the concert choir. She had a long and prosperous working career at Carraway Hospital and the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department.
Bessie received her Master’s and PhD degrees in Psychology from Faulkner University and was a successful Adjunct Professor at Brown Mackie College in Birmingham, Alabama.
A loving mother and wife, Bessie was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends during the holidays. She loved to watch food tutorials and cooking channels during her spare time. She loved to dance, travel, and listen to Gospel, Jazz, and R&B music. Ms. Nalls was a dedicated fan of the Auburn Tigers, “War Eagle”. She also supported and participated in the March of Dimes.
Bessie leaves to cherish her memories Macon David Nalls, Sr., daughters, Alecia R. Bruce, and Natalie Burnette. Son, Macon David, Jr., and grandson, Isaiah Spencer. She is survived by her brothers Otis Boyd, Charlie L. Roy (predeceased), Jimmy L. Roy (predeceased), and Anthony Roy. Sisters, Olivia Cain, Lullie Roy, Vanessa Roy-Bahar (Sharif Bahar), Cynthia Kidd (Danny Kidd) and a host of nieces and nephews.
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