Minnie Lee Bussell
Gibson, GA – With her loving niece, Elizabeth, by her side, Miss Minnie Lee Bussell, 97, entered into Heaven peacefully early Friday morning, April 5, 2013, from the Gibson Health & Rehabilitation Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Warthen GA on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00PM with Rev. Tim Powell and Rev. Griffin Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
One of six children born to the late Nancy Jane and Green Bussell, Minnie grew up in Warthen and was the oldest member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was a quiet, timid person with a gentle spirit. She played the organ and was known for her pineapple cakes. Minnie collected angels and loved playing with her little dog, her constant companion. She never married but enjoyed close relationships with her nieces and nephews. To know her was to love her—she will be greatly missed.
She was also preceded in death by all her siblings, Willie Bussell, Charlie Bussell, Harris Bussell, Nan Green and Lillie Parker; her nieces, Lillie Larsen of El Paso, TX, Janet Brown and Louise Sheppard; and her nephews, Walter Bussell and Willie Bussell. Those left to mourn her include her niece, Elizabeth Thompson (Griffin) of Wrens; and her nephew, Bobby Bussell (Jeanette) of Harrison; and several great nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Thompson, Brian Thompson, Patrick Thompson, Lonnie McDonald, Mell Daniels, Glen Bussell, Henry Bussell and Perry Bussell.
The family will receive friends Bethlehem Baptist Church after the services.
The family wishes to express their heart-felt thanks to Gibson Health & Rehab Center and Dr. Chris Sheppard for the tender, loving care shown to Minner for the 10 years she was a resident. Gratitute also goes to Alliance Hospice of Augusta for their professional care.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I am following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my passing has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved ones’ touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free.