Bessie Raymond Zeigler

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: 1937
  • Date Of Death: 2021
  • State: North Carolina

BESSIE RAYMOND ZEIGLER was born in Itta Bena, MS, the sixth and youngest child to the union of John Sullivan Raymond and Bessie Phillip Raymond (deceased) on October 5, 1937.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 10, was baptized and continued to serve her community over the years as an active member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, Greensboro, NC.

Bessie met and married John Zeigler (deceased) of Charlotte, NC and from this union two children were born, a son, John Reginald and a daughter, Elon Patrice.  A graduate of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), Bessie helped charter the MVSU Association’s First Carolina Chapter.  A lifelong learner, Bessie was a member of the Ever-Achieving Retired Teachers Club. She enjoyed reading, fishing, and traveling.

Bessie R. Zeigler, 83, entered into peaceful rest Sunday, January 3, 2021 at her residence.

She is survived by her son John Reginald Zeigler of Pico Rivera, CA, and her daughter Elon Patrice Zeigler Slaughter of Champaign, IL.

Checks payable to: Mississippi Valley State University

Memo Section: John & Bessie Raymond Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Mail to: 

Mississippi Valley State University
Office of Development
14000 Highway 82 W
Itta Bena, MS 38941

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