Bessie Ann (Parks) Sweat, was born July 8, 1937 in Sunbury, North Carolina to the late Edward Burrus and Lilly Parks. She was raise by her late aunt, Lucinda Harrell. Momma had many names but best known as “Nani, Sister” by her siblings, “Aunt Faine by a host of nieces and nephews and “Mother Sweat” by the church. She answered to all even “Pain Webber” when being nosy. Nani was a mother and shelter for many. She was a loved and sought after cook and she owned and ran Nani’s Beauty Salon for many, many years. Nani was a playful, fun, loving and generous woman. To know her was to love her. Those who will forever cherish her memories are her husband, Josh Sweat; daughter, Helen Barriteau and Goddaugther, Eleece Weatherspoon; sisters-in-law; grandchildren, Precious Klinefelter, Melthres Johnson, Dedria Minor (Brian Minor) and Chrystal Barriteau (Darrell Jackson); great grandchildren, Ka’lah, Cecilio, Shaina, Iya, Knyle, Ethan, Arianna, NaTalya, Na’Kyze, Destiny, Kassidy, Kamren, Cassius, Bobbi and King and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends, Ruby Hughes and Barbara Mitchell.
Bessie A. Parks-Sweat
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