Bessie A Thomas

June 2, 1947August 7, 2018

Bessie Ross-Thomas, age 71 of Holland, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She will be missed by all.

Bessie worked as a successful independent self-employed upholsterer for her entire life, and for over 13 years with S2 Yachts.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents William and Cornelia (Davis) Ross, and her brother David Ross

She is survived by her children, Brenda Volkema and Brian (Brenda) McDonald; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother; 1 sister; many extended family and friends.

At her request, no services are planned.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Fifth Third Bank to help the family with expenses.

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Patti and Ken Bing

August 21, 2018

We are saddened to hear of Bessie’s passing and send our deepest sympathies to the family. It was so much fun to work with her over several years during a restoration project. She worked so hard on the many projects at our home. She was a friend. Talented, funny, kind and a pleasure to know. She always went over and above what was required. Bessie also did a lot of work on another family members boat. She also recovered stools for our church just before she closed her shop. It was always fun to enjoy her company and her work. We will always remember her.

Stan & Marge Bergsma

August 10, 2018

We will miss our wonderful neighbor very much!!! She was a very hard worker & very skilled in her profession! Bessie always kept her yard & garden— raspberries etc— in shape & loves working there:)
She always looked after our home when we were gone for extended times— no one can replace her as our neighbor & friend!