Bessie Jane Hervey


Rochester:  January 14, 2014 at age 78.  Bessie is predeceased by her husband, Rev. William Hoyt Hervey & son, Terrance James Hervey.  She is survived by her children, Thomas Hervey, Timothy (Cynthia) Hervey, Barbara Hervey, Patty Macking & Kimberly (Gabriel) Rivera; grandchildren, Hannibal, Hannah, Ryan (Brittany), William, Bianca, Jessica, Jennifer, Malerie, Samantha & Emmanuel; great-gransons, Noah & Marshall; siblings, Art (Sherlon) Morden, Ruth Morden & Katherine Fryou; many dear friends.

Bessie enjoyed serving others, loved to garden and spend time with her family.

Our sweet mom passed away … And we’re confident she went eagerly… to be with the lord and to be with her husband she’d been separated from for oh so many years…
She suffered from an aggressive progression of Dementia for the past few years. It is a horrible disease. She was a very sweet soul that honestly lived to serve and please others. She continually gave of herself, her time, and all she had, selflessly.  With as much as she gave & loved, there is no doubt that she crossed the finish line hearing.. “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 25th 2 P.M. at Koinonia Fellowship, 500 Main Street, E. Rochester. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

16 Condolences

  1. randy ham on January 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    so sorry to hear the news loved your mom she was a wonderful lady my love goes out to you all peace and love

  2. Sandy Rawa on January 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I met Mrs. Hervey several times through Patty and her family. She was a wonderful woman. She was always smiling and I could see the love she had for her family. There is one more angel up in heaven. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Sandy Rawa

  3. Jerry Phillips on January 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My Dearest Patty and Jessica and Jennifer,

    My heart and prayers are with you, truly. Mima was a great person and one to emulate in so many ways. As spiritual as she was you can trust that she has been welcomed into a better place. A place where she can continue her love of helping and loving.

    Love you all,


  4. Beth Ann Spallina on January 17, 2014 at 2:38 am

    My dear dear friend Patty,
    I am so so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the most strongest woman I have ever met! We sure do know she is in peace now with your dad. I love you and my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!
    Love ,Bethann

  5. Janis Giuliano on January 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Patty and Jessica and Jennifer and family,

    My heart and prayers goes out to you all. I remember her when we all hung out back in the day, she was the sweetest, kind person always smiling. During this difficult time I send my love and prayers your way.

  6. Jane Pfrengle Grannon on January 18, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. I had great memories of your mom. Loved her dearly. Love to you all.


  7. Robin Hervey on January 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Your mother (my aunt) was a star in my childhood. I remember visiting when your family lived in California. Always loving with a smile and a great laugh. It seemed as if she was available to everyone and to me, asking about my hobbies and interests. Years later when she returned for a Caifornia visit, she still had those wonderful attributes. Your loss is great. But the memories of her will outlast the sorrow. And they are yours forever!

    Our thoughts are with you all,
    Your cousin, Robin

  8. DR Thomas S. Clark on January 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Bessie. She was a long time patient in the dental office of Dr. Clark. She was a sweet person, always had a smile and a kind word, we will miss her.

  9. Rhonda Ekblad (Hervey) on January 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I was saddened to see Aunt Bess died. I always respected and loved her. She was a class act. What I remember the most is she loved all her children and she was so up beat. She worked really hard throughout her life raising her kids without much help. I do know when I went back to Tim’s wedding and got to meet and see all my cousins again I realized what a great family I belong too. Aunt Bessie played a huge part.
    Know that she impacted many people and I for one thought the world of her and her family. She will be missed. All our love, take care. Rhonda

  10. Pam Graham on January 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Bess was such an important part of my youth. I spent a lot of time in her home and am a better person for it. I will never forget her kindness or her willingness to open her home or set an extra place for so many of us “kids” back then. She loved us all unconditionally, right along with all of her own. As stressful as it was raising her family on her own, for so many years, she rarely let it show and she never let it stop her support of all of us. Her influence was one that kept me in the church and off the streets. I am very grateful for her and all of the great memories I have of time spent with your family! God bless you all and thanks, Bess! Love Pam

  11. Esther Orts on January 23, 2014 at 2:58 am

    So sorry…the times I got to spend with Aunt Bessie were always wonderful!! I wish we lived closer. God bless all of you….Sending prayers, comfort, and love from our family to yours… Xoxo, Esther Morden-Orts, Dean, Gabrielle. Edward, Marianna, and little Caleb

  12. Amy and Tom Mills (Sierra, Jazmine, Amanda) on January 25, 2014 at 12:37 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a special person who was always willing to help others. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  13. Brooke S. on January 25, 2014 at 2:43 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Psalm 18:28
    You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness.

  14. Becky Jane (Morden) Angel on January 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Aunt Bessie, she was such a sweet, thoughtful lady. I thought it was so comforting that God promises that “he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more”(Rev 21;4)…can’t wait for that! Wish that we could’ve all made it up for the funeral on Saturday, but please know that all of you are in our prayers right now.
    Becky & Felipe

  15. Sarah E. Pinca (Morden) on January 27, 2014 at 4:29 am

    My dear cousins,
    I am sorry for the loss of Aunt Bess.. I still remember fondly our trip up to Rochester to visit, her loving hospitality, and my Dad (Edward Morden) joking back and forth with her.. You could tell she was such a positive and loving person.. I pray for our Heavenly Father to comfort your hearts with such fond memories, the support of family & friends, and hope..
    Love, Sarah Pinca (&Jared)

  16. Ponch Mazurett on October 3, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    Me and my Family we love the lady so much she so much for as when we come t this country Rochester for the church We love for ever….

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