Bessie Presnell

Obituary of Bessie Lee Presnell

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Bessie Lee Presnell, age 89, of Copperhead Road, Vilas, passed away Tuesday morning, January 31, 2023. Born July 23, 1933 in Avery County, she was a daughter of David Lee and Bertha Ellen Presnell. Mrs. Presnell was a member of Beech Valley Baptist Church. She traveled the east coast picking fruits for various companies. Bessie loved her family. She enjoyed going to church services and reading her bible. Special treats for her were just riding around enjoying the scenery and nature from a car window. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Langston and husband, Roger, of Southmont, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Presnell; an infant son, Steven Lee Presnell; and sisters, Lillie Mae Presnell and Delphia Marie Presnell. Memorial services for Mrs. Presnell will be held in the spring. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers and suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Presnell family.
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