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Bessie Mae Minter

Female 1919 - 2003  (83 years)


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  • Name Bessie Mae Minter 
    Born 26 Aug 1919  Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID F74B7CD93E81407A845B6C13B86704E47564 
    Died 25 Jun 2003  Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From findagrave.com, Dec 2014:
      Bessie Minter Keatts, 83, formerly of 1251 Cascade Road, Cascade, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, in Danville Regional Medical Center.
      She was born Aug. 26, 1919, in Martinsville, a daughter of the late Harvey Eugene Minter and Essie Jane Dove Minter. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Landon Archer Keatts, in 1996; a brother, Ronnie Minter; and a grandson, Keith McMillon.
      A resident of Cascade for 60 years, she had been a patient at Piney Forest Health Care Center since September 2001. She previously owned and operated a beauty salon and was a member of Leatherwood Primitive Baptist Church.
      Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Kallam of Danville and Norma Thornton of Richmond; one son, Michael Keatts of Semora, N.C.; two sisters, Vickie Goggins of Martinsville and Evelyn Smith of Collinsville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
      The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Swicegood Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Stephen Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
      The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of her son, Michael Keatts, in Semora.
    Person ID I513  America
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 

    Father Harvey Eugene Minter,   b. 25 Sep 1889, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1960, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Essie Jane DOVE,   b. 9 Mar 1893, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1936, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1910  Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Landon Archer KEATTS,   b. 23 Jul 1913, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1996, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1936  Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Bessie Mae Minter (1919)
    Bessie Mae Minter (1919)
    1936 marriage certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] findagrave.com, November 2014 and later.

    2. [S70] Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Ancestry.com, Nov 2014.

    3. [S253] Virginia, Marriage Records. 1936 - 2014 at ancestry.com, June 2015 and later.