JoAnn Bessire

It is with sadness that the family of JoAnn Bessire announces her passing at her 26 year residence in Bayou Vista on February 7, 2018 just ten days following her 83rd birthday.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Nellie Palmer for the care of JoAnn during her illness.

She is preceded in death by the father of her children Doyle, son Dennis, and Aunt Jimmie Copeland, her shining star who guided her thru life.

She is survived by daughter Rene (Roger), son Johnny (Teresa), daughter-in-law Nora, and grandchildren Denise and Denny (Jen).

She was as strong as the elephants that lined her shelves and as beautiful as the butterflies on her walls.

A Memorial Service will be at 11:00am on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.


  1. Jo Ann was my Mother’s best friend, Betty Winters. They shared true friendship sharing life, laughter, trips, wonderful daily phone calls, and their love for each other. JoAnn’s chocolate pie was her gift to Mom every Christmas Eve. She loved her kids and grandkids and her beach home. You will always be a happy, loved memory to the Winters family. Always, Debbie, Connie, and Mike

    Debbie Gates
  2. Such a sweet lady. Great childhood memories of our families spending tons of family times together. Sending love and hugs to all. Ollie and Eloise Johnson Connie Davis and Tom Johnson.

    Connie Davis

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