Bessie Mae Camp

Bessie Mae Camp was always happy to see her family and friends enter the door to her home at 617 Littlejohn Street. Her welcoming spirit made the house feel comfortable and like home to so many. On March 12, 2024 Bessie was called home to the Lord while in the arms of family and surrounded by friends. 

Bessie (73) was born February 25, 1951 in Cherokee County and loved to tease her family with her “two birthdays” each year claiming this day was incorrect while accepting well wishes both days. She is the daughter of the late Bee Junior Camp and the late Maggie Olivia Huskey Camp.

Bessie was full of love for family and friends with her own way to make everyone feel a little special. She loved God and enjoyed gospel radio. Bessie graduated Gaffney High School in 1970 and was formerly employed at Gaffney Manufacturing Textile Plant, Alcoa and Atlas Foods in Freightliner. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Mr. Eddie Huskey, Mr. L.D. Huskey, Mr. Sammy Lee Huskey, Mr. William “Deanie” Camp; sisters, Mrs. Doris Crosby (the late Bennie Lee Crosby) and Mrs. Patricia Ann Camp Shippy.

Her surviving family is full of devoted brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and extended family that have provided so much through her extended illness. All of those people are not included in this list but all have the family’s love and gratitude. Her brother, Mr. James Camp (Mary) of Gaffney, South Carolina; sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Adams of the home, Mrs. Alta Mae Thompson of Gaffney, South Carolina; sisters-in-law Mrs. Evelyn Huskey of Gaffney South Carolina, Mrs. Ella Huskey of Baltimore Maryland; bonus sister, Beverly Ogelsby of Gaffney, South Carolina; five special nieces of the home, Mrs. Clynthia Camp (Dewey Whittenburg), Mrs. Margaret Webster (Franky), Ms. Shardae Norris, Mrs. Tonya Dorsey (Shawn) of Gaffney, South Carolina and Mrs. Cantania Hollis of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends that  are too numerous to count. 

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Robert Dover and Minister Stephanie Tate.

The family is receiving friends at the home.