The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Second Salem Baptist Church, Travelers Rest Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. The Reverend Alfred Wynn will officiate.
Bessie Clara Lloyd Mallard was born May 19, 1916 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Mattie Lou Lloyd and Jessie Persons. She was preceded in death by two children, Shirley Lloyd and Samuel Lloyd. She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Rosie Lee Hall Taylor and Aaron Lloyd.
At an early age Bessie Clara joined the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church of the New York Community, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Later she moved to Montezuma, Georgia and joined Second Salem Baptist Church. Bessie was united in holy matrimony to the late Clovis Mallard. She was blessed to be the mother of five children, eleven grandchildren, and twenty-eight great grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memories her beloved children and their spouses, Mr. And Mrs. Freddie (Carolyn) Mallard, Mr. And Mrs. Eliza (Thomas) Sanders, all of Montezuma, Georgia and Elsie Martin, Warner Robins, Georgia; her beloved sister Dorothy Beal, Montezuma, Georgia; eleven grandchildren, Ronnie Lloyd, William (Lisa) Lloyd, Kelvin (Yvette) Lloyd, Jeffery Smith, Tameka (Wesley) Smith, Roderick Allen, Eric Chastine, Marica (Greg) Perry, Torrey (Rhonda) Allen, Latinia (Timothy) Hubbard and Kendelyn Martin: twenty-eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- SARA CLEMONS(Friday, March 01 13 10:25 pm EST)
I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE.NO TIME ON EARTH IS LONG ENOUGH TO PREPARE OUR HEARTS FOR GOODBYE.MAY TIME SOFTEN THE PAIN UNTIL ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE COMFORT OF PRECIOUS MEMORIES AND THE LOVED SHARED.
REMEMBER***JEHOVAH WILL WIPE OUT Y TEAR FROM THEIR EYES,AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE NEITHER WILL MOURNING NOR OUTCRY NOR PAIN BE ANYMORE.[REVELATION 21:4]ISN'T THAT A JOYFUL HOPE!
MAY YOU FIND PEACE AND LOVE IN THE MEMORIES YOU CHERISH.
- Agnes Hosley Sumner(Thursday, February 28 13 03:02 pm EST)
Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Lloyd Mallard Families. Mrs Bessie Clara lived such a full life. The Lord is awesome and great is His Mercy. Praying for the entire family.
- Ophelia & Octavia Waters & Families(Wednesday, February 27 13 02:21 pm EST)
when someone we love becomes a memory becomes a treasure my thoughts and prayers are with the family