Visitation was held Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from – PM at Evans Congregational Methodist Church in Evans, LA.Funeral service will be at AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 also at the church.Bessie Lea was a member of Evans Congregational Methodist Church, where she supported her husband in all his endeavors.Bessie Lea is survived by her sons Randle Jeane and wife Tracy, Scott Jeane and wife Tamaris and Sam Jeane; daughters, Teresa Burgess and husband C. and Marilyn Smith and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Randy Jeane, Darrell Jeane, Emily Jeane, Scotty Jeane, Madison Jeane, Preston Jeane, Cody Bordelon, Chester Burgess, Gregory Loftin, Mc Kenna Loftin, Ashlynn Smith, Jake Smith; great-grandchildren, Isabella Jeane, Matilda Jeane, Reese Jeane, Griffin Jeane, Warren Jeane, Sawyer Jeane, Logan Bordelon, Lucas Bordelon, Ryan Bordelon, Marcus Bordelon, Gauge Bordelon, Sophia Loftin, Nolen Loftin, and a host of nieces and nephews.Bessie Lea was the heart of the family business and the driving force behind Jeane Farms.She and her husband, Claude were married for 58 years.He is also survived by eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, six great- great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from – PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in De Ridder, LA.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 from PM-PM at Gospel Lighthouse, in De Ridder, LA.She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association as well as the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association.She and her husband Claude were the first members inducted into the Hall of Fame. She adored her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Bessie Lea held close the things she considered dear.Burial will follow in Evans Cemetery, in Evans, Louisiana.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert Free and Charlotte of Pitkin, LA, Wayman Free and Mafie of De Ridder, LA, Erby Free and Dana of Anacoco, LA; daughter, Evelyn Ashworth of Merryville, LA; brother, James Allen Taylor and Bonnie of Kirbyville, TX; sisters, Ruth Largent of Center, TX, Carrie Nell Guthrie of Cleveland, TX, Loyce Irene Weeks and Alford of Colmesneil, TX, Edith Elaine Kenny and Glenn of Colmesneil, TX; thirty-one grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and eleven step children.He made the most of farm life including planting a garden, riding his tractor, tending to the cows and gathering eggs each day up until the end.