Bessie Reynolds

Bessie  Reynolds
, nee Sarkisian, 86, of Belleville, Illinois, born Tuesday, December 8, 1925, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Bessie was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Belleville Illinois, Blessed Sacrament St. Ann Womens Group, Clinton Hills Golf League, St Clair County Democratic Club, and served as an Election Judge.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: William C Reynolds
  • Father: Neshan Sarkisian
  • Mother: Narig nee Norsigian Sarkisian
  • Grandson: Brandon George
  • Brother: Albert Sarkisian
  • Sister: Alice Clark

Surviving are her:

  • Children
    • Matt (Darla) Reynolds of Belleville, IL
    • Robert (Yvonne) Reynolds of Huntsville, AL
    • Cindy (Randy) George of Belleville, IL
  • Brother: Charles (Lee) Sarkisian of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Jeremy Reynolds
    • Joseph Reynolds
    • Meghan George
    • Olivia Reynolds
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Clayton George
    • Hayden George
  • Sister-in-law: Ahngel Sarkisian of St. Louis, MO
  • Loving nieces and nephews

Special Thanks: Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Yanganti for the many years of care and compassion given to Bessie, to the staff on 3 South at Memorial Hospital and to Patrick, Bessies nurse from Hospice of Southern Illinois. Our lives will be forever touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness shown not only to Bessie but to our family during this difficult time.

Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul’s sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed.
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, April 2, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Father Matthew Elie officiating  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Bessie Reynolds:

    Dear Reynolds family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless your Mom. She was a great lady.
    Steve & Cindy Movesian

    stephen & cindy movesian grand haven michigan 49417

    Aunt Bessie has always been a constant in our lives, she was a very accepting & loving Aunt. We know that we will see her on the other side someday. We will miss her just knowing she's not there to call & visit. She always offered unconditional love to Us. May she now rest in peace.

    Kevin & Lynda Sarkisian Lake Forest CA 92630

    Matt and Family,
    Your mom always looked after Bennie and the rest of us Cassons' as we were groing up. Memories of your family forever embedded. On behalf of my family, our condolece goes out to yourfamily.
    Duane Casson

    Duane Cassn Bremerton WA 98310

    Dear Cindy: Lots of sympathy from me to you and all your families. Your MOM did not know a stranger just like my DAD. I will visit Brandon on Tuesday p.m. Take and care and my prayers. Thanks for BTH. card.

    Charlene L. Boehm Millstadt IL 62260

    To The Reynolds Family,
    I love the prayer you chose for Bessie. I will remember her fondly ... Bessie always spoke her mind, she made us laugh and there was never a dull moment in her presence. It's time for her to join her loving family members who have passed before her and I am sure they are delighted to see her once again! I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.


    Lynn Bowen O Fallon ILLINOIS 62269

    Bessie was a warm and compassionate person. She will be missed. My prayers are with the Reynolds Family. Harvey Kloian

    Harvey V Kloian Willmette IL 60091