Bessie J Wheeler Holzfaster

November 26, 1935October 1, 2020

Bessie Jean Smith Wheeler Holzfaster

1935 – 2020

Bessie Jean went home to be with her Heavenly Father on October 1, 2020 at the age of 84. She was born on November 26, 1935 in Fostoria, Texas. Her parents were Robert Lee Smith and Bessie Leah Stowe Smith. She was proceeded in death by her parents, two sisters Martha “Ethel” Smith Traylor, Christine Velavis “Lovis” Smith Kelley and three brothers Robert “Gus” Smith, Jack Maurice “Recie” Smith and Marion “Knocker” Lee Smith.

She is survived by four children her two daughters Martha Christine “Chris” Wheeler and Patricia “Tricia” Jean Wheeler Parkman. Two sons Danniel “Danny” Maurice Wheeler and Edward Lee Wheeler. One daughter in law Cheryl Ann Wheeler and one son in law Jeffrey Parkman. Ten grand children, seventeen great grand children (one great grandson due December 2020) and one great- great grand daughter.

Bessie graduated from Cleveland High School and Texas A &M University. She retired from Brazos County as a Juvenile Probation Officer. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.

A visitation for Bessie will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home - Champions, 3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77068. A funeral service will occur Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77068. A committal service will occur Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039. A reception will occur Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at City Church - Student Life Center, 9522 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A burial will occur at Brookside Memorial Park, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wheeler Holzfaster family.

Friends and family who would like to join services virtually please visit and like our Facebook page at Brookside Funeral Home - Champions. At the scheduled time, services will be streamed live.


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020


  • Committal Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Reception

    Saturday, October 10, 2020


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Kathy Habisreitinger

October 5, 2020

My favorite memories of Aunt Bessie Jean is her Grace and Beauty ❤️ I also remember her loading us kids up in a station wagon !!!


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