Funeral services for Bessie Mae Howell, 79, of Lucedale were held Jan. 6, 2022 at 12 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce McKenzie officiating. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a graduate of Mobile Infirmary School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years, 26 of them on the night shift at George County Hospital ICU. She died January 3, 2022 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala. She is survived by her daughter, Denise ( Todd) Davis; son, Tracy Howell; granddaughter, Chloe Denise Davis, all of Lucedale; nephew Robby Costello; great-nephew Briggs Costello and great-niece Brynn Costello, all of Pearl. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ernest L. “Shorty” Howell; parents, Cleve and Myrtle Howell; brother, Everette “Edd” Langley; and sister, Elsie Laverne Howell Costello. Interment was held at Shady Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included Paul Howell, Marty Davis, Drew Davis, Scotty Havard, Wayne Jones and Junior Jones. George County Funeral was in charge of arrangements.