Mary Beatrice “Bea” Fleisher

Aunt Bea

Mary Beatrice “Bea” Fleisher died peacefully in the prescence of her family on Monday, May 24, 2010.

She was born February 12, 1925 near Bernice, Louisiana to William Jesse and Bertha Lee Tabor Fomby. After graduating from Bernice High School and business school in Ruston, Bea joined the WAVES during World War II. While stationed in Kingsville, she met and marred Oscar Fleisher on February 16, 1945.

After moving to Longview, Bea kept busy raising five children. In later years she enjoyed working for Dillards.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Oscar, brothers, Marvin, W. L., and James and sister Doris.

She is survived by her son, Harvey and wife, Vicky, Houston; son, David, and wife Dede, Tyler; daughter, Karen, Arlington; daughter, Sheryl, and husband, Gordon, Princeton; son, Steve, Longview; six grandchilden, Laura, Jenni, Brian, Matthew, Scott and Rachel; two great-grandchildren, David and Melanie; brother Robert, Monroe, La.; sisters, Evelyn Moore, Monroe, and Tressie Upshaw, Alexandria, La.

Bea was a traditional Southern Lady who will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, with services at noon, Thursday, May 27, at the chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Longview.

Bea was laid to rest Wednesday, May 26 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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