SIKESTON - Bessie Mae Neal, 57, died at 8:48 a.m. May 14, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis.
Born Sept. 21, 1946, in Walls, Miss., daughter of Mary E. Tate Mitchell of Sikeston and the late Willie Savage Sr., she lived in Sikeston for more than 45 years. She was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston.
Survivors in addition to her mother include: five sons and one daughter-in-law, Ricky Neal and Rodney Neal of Milwaukee, Wis., Tony Neal of Sikeston, Tebbie and Kenda Neal of Memphis, Tenn., and Tibbie Neal of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Tyrone Warren and Patricia and Albert Arnold of St. Louis; one brother, Willie Savage Jr. of Sikeston; two sisters, Mary Wright of Atlanta and Maxine Johnson of Sikeston; and several stepchildren and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Neal; and one grandson, Trevor T. Neal.
Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Memorial Church of God in Christ in Sikeston. The Rev. Sylvester Morgan and Bishop Clinton Bryant will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.