Mildred "Mickie" Besserman

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mildred "Mickie" Besserman, 72, of Piggott, Ark., passed away January 13, 2015, at her home.

She was born September 28, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., and was the daughter of Lloyd and Pearl (Cullum) Dees.

She was united in marriage to Stephen M. Besserman on March 12, 1959, and to this union seven children were born.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Dees; her mother, Pearl Dees; an infant daughter, Lola Besserman; a daughter Laura Owens; a son, Lloyd Edward Besserman and four sisters, Dora Bell Dees, Wanda Lee Dees, Connie Elizabeth Dees and Dorothy Lee Cribbs.

Survivors include her husband Stephen M. Besserman; her children, Randy Besserman and wife Joanna, Rodney Besserman and wife Theresa, Lynn Davis and husband Chuck, and Rochelle Bland and husband Shannon; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doris Erwin, JoAnn Oliver and Barbara Johnson and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Mike Book officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements.