Bessie Mae Kitchings
AIKEN, S.C. – Mrs. Bessie Mae Kitchings, age 84, widow of Jasper Kitchings, Sr., of 1223 York Street, NE, Apt 4C passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday, July 5, 2013 at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Salley, SC with Rev. James Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. She leaves to rejoice in her memory: daughters, Barbara Olavarria (Mario) and Rosa Lee Johnson, both of Aiken, SC and Deborah (Floyd) Churchwell, Freemont, OH; sons, Arthur Kitchings (Rev. Irish), Aiken, SC; her sister, Winnie Elder, Philadelphia, PA; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-six great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; other relatives.
Mother Kitchings was a member of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a faithful choir member and a dedicated Church Mother. She retired from the Aiken County Public School System.
Friends may call her residence, 803 642-0163 or her daughter, Barbara Olavarria, 803 648 6120, her daughter, Rosa Lee Johnson, 803 641 6725, her son and daughter-in-law, Arthur (Rev.Irish) Kitchings, 803 998 8900 or Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home.