Cover photo for Bessie Morrow's Obituary
Bessie Morrow Profile Photo
1923 Bessie 2020

Bessie Morrow

June 25, 1923 — January 5, 2020


Bessie “Marie” Ward Morrow was born June 25, 1923 in Pleasant Hill, Texas in East Texas to John Thomas and Della Lorene (Cole) Ward.  She passed from this earthly world to eternal glory on January 5, 2020 in Hobbs at age 96 surrounded by family.

She was married to William “Elmer” Morrow for 56 years before his passing in 1999.  Also preceding her to glory were her parents, five older brothers---Revis, Walter, Richard Thomas, Sam and William (Bill) as well as daughter, Gwen Bush, son-in-law J E Teague and four great grandchildren, Taylor Bradshaw, Canyan Summers, Caleb Bush and Lyla Boland.

She is survived by son Terry Morrow & wife Judy of Weed, NM, son-in-law Charley Bush of Brady, Texas, daughter Virginia Teague of Hobbs, NM and daughter Anita Tindle and husband Mike of Midland, Texas plus 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.

After graduating from high school in Roxton, Texas in 1942 she moved with her parents to Cuthbert, Texas near Colorado City.  Soon she was engaged to Elmer and they were married on November 25, 1943 in Dunn, Texas.  On Christmas Day 1951 they moved to Monument, NM where they lived together of 56 years before she moved to Good Life Senior Living in Hobbs.

Marie was a devoted and active member of Monument Baptist Church for 66 years where Elmer was a deacon and she taught Sunday School then tended the nursery for as long as she could.  She was a Proverbs 31 woman taking her role as wife, mother, homemaker and spiritual teacher very seriously.   She cooked amazing comfort foods, sewed, gardened and passionately prayed for family, friends and strangers by name becoming a great woman of faith and a powerful prayer warrior.

She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched.  A special “thank you” to the staff of Good Life and Star Health Care for their kind and compassionate care.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bessie Morrow, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, January 9, 2020

12:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Hope Funeral Home

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, January 10, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Monument Baptist Church

, Monument, NM 88265

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree