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Bessie Opal Johnson Kidd, 76, of Catlettsburg, passed away Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016, at her home with her adoring family at her side.
Mrs. Kidd was born Nov. 27, 1940, in West Virginia, to the late Pete and Florence Lovejoy Johnson.
In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Kidd; three brothers, Tomas Johnson, Elbert Johnson and John Henry Johnson; and two sisters, Barbara Johnson and Betty Callahan.
Bessie was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who loved taking care of her family, cooking and gardening.
Left to cherish memories are her children, Darlene Brooks and husband August Jr. of Louisa, Stella Polich of Bradenton, Fla., Delores Rigsby and husband Cobern III of Catlettsburg, Janet Kiser and husband Richard of Catlettsburg, Jamie Kidd and wife Lisa of Ashland and Heather Blair and husband William of Lake Wales, Fla., 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Belva Helms of Catlettsburg.
A funeral service to honor Mrs. Kidd will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with Brother Buck Kelley officiating. Final resting place will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome, but donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 21, 2016
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