NORTHPORT - On October 21, 2018, shortly after 3:00 pm, God gained a new angel in heaven, when he brought Bessie Seals Haney home to rest. Services will be 2:30 p.m.. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Magnolia Chapel North with Bro. Shane Housley officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel North directing. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m.. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Magnolia Chapel North.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gib Haney; parents, Robert Samuel "Bob" Seals and Wilma Brown "Bootsie" Seals; grandparents, David and Bessie Brown and Marlin and May Jane Seals; and brother, Robert Eugene Seals.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy Clemmons Housley (Shane) of Coker, Ala.; stepdaughter, Shannon Haney; sons, Christopher Shane Clemmons (Amy) of Northport, Ala.; stepsons, Blake and Cary Haney; sister, Betty Seals of Northport, Ala.; brother, Sammy Seals (Jill) of Front Royal, Va.; and grandchildren, Keelie Hayes (Holden) of Fosters, Taylor Clemmons of Northport, Lindsie Housley (Coker) and Cooper Clemmons of Northport.
She is also leaving behind, her most precious pets, Opie and Millie that were also family. We love her and she will be greatly missed by anyone that ever knew this sweet lady.
Pallbearers will be Taylor Clemmons, Cooper Clemmons, Blake Haney, Cary Haney and Holden Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers are Dirtdawg Baseball teams, Medical Team at DCH Regional Medical Team - MICU, Snow Sleep Center, Betty and David McCray, Sonny and Brenda Coker.
Bessie was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by Bob and Wilma Seals and had three loving siblings that she held very close to her heart. Two older brothers Eugene and Sammy and a younger sister Betty, that was more like her best friend at times. Bessie loved her brothers and sisters like no other siblings I've ever seen. It was always such a huge production for her if one came to town or had a birthday etc... these four were something else, and didn't slow down as they grew older. Bessie graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1972 and married her high school sweetheart, Ronnie Clemmons. Later she had her son, Shane Clemmons and four years later she had her daughter, Amy Clemmons Housley. Both of her kids kept her extremely busy in their life together and she always managed to make it all happen and workout somehow. This was an amazing accomplishment as she also worked as she raised her her family and instilled many of her family values and began many traditions that her family still carry on today. Bessie was always hands on and involved in every aspect of her children's lives and saw to it that they had everything she could give them and would put herself last. Later in life, she remarried her late husband, Gib Haney, Gib had three children, Cary, Blake and Shannon. Bessie welcomed those three into her family and treated them no differently and loved and watched over them as her own. Bessie would soon become a mawmaw and oh what a mawmaw she would be. Four precious grandkids entered her life that could do no wrong in her eyes. To her they were perfect and exactly what she wanted. She had an even split of two granddaughters and two grandsons ranging in ages 24,20,18 and 11. These babies were her most prized accomplishments. Anyone that knows Bessie can confirm this from all of her stories that usually were about her grands. Bessie was a very hands on lady. She liked to be involved in her families events and activities. She liked to be there instead of just getting told. Sh touched so many lives with her kindness and family values. She made sure she drilled it in her children and grandchildren. Her need for family drew everyone closer and it was all due to her love. She attended many diff rent churches through her life. She was a believer in God the Father and Jesus Christ our Savior. She put those roots into her family. She made many friends through church and loved them dearly. Some were lifelong friends. There is not a person she met in church that can say they ever saw her without a warm smile on her face, welcoming anyone into her life, never knowing a stranger, always treating others with respect and decency, deserved or not. She was old school and proper. She was what a role model should be to anyone. She gave of herself without blinking and never complaining. She was loyal to her friends, dedicated to her job and co workers and lived for her family. To find someone with so many of these qualities is a hard task to do. Her love was so deep and strong that even her own pets were touched,her dogs Opie and Millie. She treated them as if they were another family member. She loved her children's dogs in the same way. That just a small glimpse at how deep and strong this sweet ladies love was for everything in her life. She was always hands on to fix anything wrong in her family from sinus colds to broken bones to just having a soothing voice to tell you it would be okay or an ear just to listen to you vent. Bessie Seals Haney was a daughter, sister, mother, Mawmaw, mother in law, friend, and neighbor that will be difficult for anyone to match her. Her infectious smile, caring words, loyal support and devotion will be missed but never forgotten. A tremendous void is in the lives closest to her that will never be filled in completely. But she will live on through each of her family that love her with all of their hearts. These things have already began. Until we see her beautiful big smile in heaven, we will carry on her example. WE PROMISE !! We love you without end! Fly high with your new wings and enjoy them, you have more than earned them.
So sorry to hear this news. Mrs. Haney was the nurse that treated me at the Snow Sleep Center and she was most helpful and very friendly. I will miss her.
Joe PatrickTuscaloosa, AL
I have loved you all of your life, Bessie,and was blessed to have you for a cousin. May you rest in peace. It's so sad to lose you, in my life, and I will miss you, so much. Condolences to all of your loved ones. I know they will remember your love and laughter.
Linda Brown PearceAmory, MS
Please know I will think of Bessie often. She was so sweet & dear to many and she will always hold a place in my heart. May you find the comfort and strength to cope in this time of sorrow. Sending our love and prayers.
Teresa KeatingLa Place, LA
The staff of Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home express sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one.
Magnolia Chapel Funeral HomeTuscaloosa, AL