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Friday January 15th, 2021

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Bessie Orrell Cummings

Bessie Orrell Cummings, 86, went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2021 at UNC Rockingham Rehab Center. A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, January, 15, 2021 at Evergreen Memory Gardens with Rev. Howard Owens officiating. You may pay your respects and sign the register book between Thursday afternoon and Friday at noon before the service. We ask that you use precautions and remember to wear a mask and social distance. Bessie was born in Guilford County to the late Jessie Dow Orrell and Florence Lillian James Orrell. She was a retiree of the Rockingham County School System and attended Amazing Grace Baptist Church. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Herman Cummings; sister, Sue Lovings and brother, L.D. Orrell. Bessie is survived by her daughters, Janet Cummings Somers and husband, Mike and Sheila Cummings Bullock and husband, Bryan. Granny Bess especially enjoyed her grandchildren, Heather Somers Kelley and husband, Kenny, Amy Somers, Carly Bullock and Ben Bullock; and her great grandson, Braxton Somers. Also surviving is her sister, Judy Lawson. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to especially thank the staff of UNC Rockingham Rehab Center of Eden for the exceptional care given to Granny Bess during her stay there. Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the Cummings family and condolences may be sent to www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Bessie Cummings

JanetCarter Jan 23 2021 8:00 AM

My second grade teacher who instilled the importance of knowledge even at a young age...

Mystique Stewart Jan 21 2021 7:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bessie Cummings

Linda and Bruce O'Daniel Jan 21 2021 11:12 AM

My sympathies to the family. Bessie was always kind to me. I hope the family finds peace and comfort in these days.

Michelle Dove Jan 18 2021 2:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bessie Cummings

Angela Tuck Jan 16 2021 10:00 AM

I am 67 years old. I remember Mrs. Cummings from Wentworth Consolidated School, (1st thru 12th). I believe she had just started teaching but I am not sure. I do remember how pretty she as which I did not know teachers could be and how nice and sweet she was. She was always smiling! I'm sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayers.

Pat Griffith Rose, "Patsy Smith" Jan 14 2021 11:12 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Bessie was a sweet lady, and I enjoyed visiting with her. A neighbor, Karen Bruno

Karen Bruno Jan 14 2021 1:48 PM

Janet and Mike,prayers for all.God give you peace in these difficult days

Jack and Joyce hale Jan 14 2021 1:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bessie Cummings

James and Kay Hopper Jan 14 2021 12:25 PM

Mrs. Cummings was my second grade teacher 57 years ago. I have remembered her fondly all of my life for the great teacher and wonderful person she was. She was a special person that left you with lifelong fond memories of her kindness, gentility, and genuine love of her students. "Ms Bessie" will be missed by all that had the privilege to know her. My condolences to the family.

Tim Amburn Jan 14 2021 11:20 AM

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