Bessie Powell Duncan, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on July 12, 2012 at a local hospital.
She was a lifelong member of Elmington UMC, and attended Christ UMC in Chattanooga. At the age of 64 she attained her lifelong dream of working in the nursing field. She worked for and retired from Hamilton County Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph (Bill) Duncan.
Surviving relatives are her son, Joel (Rhonda) Duncan, Chattanooga; daughter, Elizabeth-Jo (Keath) McKinney,Chattanooga; brother, David “Jake” Powell; sisters, Lucille Powell Paige, Mary Powell Williamson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM on Monday July 16, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lawrence C. Clark officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga at Memorial Hospital.
The interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.
The family will receive friends 4-7 P.M. on Sunday, July 15, at Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Road.