Besamaye Womack

Published 7:12 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Besamaye Womack, 91, of Vicksburg went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Atlanta, Texas.

She was born July 29, 1926, in Bastrop, La., to Claude Daniel and Bettye Warner. After retirement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lower Valley Division, she actively pursued her love of antiques, being a homemaker and gardening. Bess was a longtime active member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Womack was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Womack Sr.; son, Lynn Knight; stepson, James H. “Mack” Womack Jr.; sister, Charlene Dean; brothers, Claude D. Warner and George Warner; and her parents.

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She is survived by her daughter, BettySue Thompson and husband Jimmy of Atlanta, Texas; her sons, Reagan A. Knight Sr. and wife Pam of Atlanta, Texas, and Stuart Knight of Vicksburg; and stepchildren, John Womack and wife Susan of Winchester, Va., Randy Womack and wife Nancy of Walker, La; grandchildren, Deed Ward, Steven Thompson and wife Kelli, Lyndsey Leach and husband Darren, Brooke Beall and husband Daniel, Meagan Beauchamp and husband Zachary, Reagan Alan Knight Jr. and fiancé Kendall Thomas, Dustin Knight, Aaron Womack and wife Laura, Jennifer Almond and husband Jeremy, Chris Womack, Lauren Pierce and husband Richard, Ashley Womack and fiancé Jed Harris, Kolby Womack, Sara Clay and husband Sam; as well as 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at the chapel of Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Banes officiating. A graveside service will follow in the Mer Rouge Cemetery in Mer Rouge, La., at 3 p.m.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Reagan Alan Knight Jr., Josh Warnock, Tony Kolb, Daniel Warner, Matthew Thompson and Steven Thompson.

Those wishing to memorialize Bess may make contributions to the building fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, Vicksburg, MS 39180.