Funeral Services for Ms. Bessie L. Stennis- Grant were held Saturday June 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Simmons Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Cooley officiating. Interment  followed in the Church Cemetery with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. Bessie L. Grant, 86, of Meridian passed on Monday June 18, 2018 at Anderson Regional Medical Center. 

Bessie L. Stennis-Grant was born March 23, 1932 to the late James and Ethel Stennis of Preston.  She leaves to cherish her memory, six children: Juanita Donald, Meridian; Gertrude Walker, Seattle, WA; Robert Grant (Rosa), Chula Vista, Ca.; Leo Grant (Magdelene), Meridian; Gloria Brooks, Meridian; Vearnell Fields (Morris), Meridian; thirty-one grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a host of loving and caring nieces, nephews, great nieces,  great nephews and other relatives and friends.