Bessie Jones Craver



Bessie Jones Craver, 101, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Craver was born July 8, 1916 in the Wilderness area of Orange County. Daughter of the late Harry Walker Jones and Lula Perry Jones, she was the third child in a family of nine children. Mrs. Craver was named after her grandmother, Bessie Perry. She was widowed at the age of 44.

Mrs. Craver was a member of First Christian Church, Fredericksburg for 86 years.

Survivors include her son, Stuart Craver (Sandy); daughter Eleanora Bennett (Hershel); eight grandchildren, Erik Bennett (Tammy), Dana Long (David), David Bennett (Jennifer), Kimberly Isada (Nelson), Stuart Craver (Brenna), Katherine McClung (Wally), Emily Craver and Andrew Craver (Maya); nine great-grandchildren, Whitney Bennett, Brandon Bennett, Anne-Greyson Long, Matthew Isada, Daniel Craver, Lindsay McClung, Jackson McClung, Henry Craver and Benjamin Craver; and one great-great-grandchild, Bella Craver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsay Craver; sisters Frazer Curtis and Evelyn Mitchel; brothers Jesse Jones (her twin), Raymond Jones, Harry Jones, Floyd Jones, Carl Jones and Dan Jones.

A funeral will be held at noon on Friday, July 13 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.