Elizabeth “Bess” Newsom, 88, of Bridge City, passed away peacefully on May 25, at her home with her son, Richard and his wife, Carole by her side.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 29, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Steven Leger. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Groves.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., with a rosary at 6:00 p.m., Thursday May, 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur, Nov. 21, 1926, she was the daughter of John Pecorino and Mary V. Butera Pecorino. Bess was a member of the Altar Society of St. Henry Catholic Church. She enjoyed dancing and going to the movies.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Newsom and her sister, Rose Mary Benfield.

She is survived by her children, Richard Newsom, Jr. and wife Carole of Bridge City, Debbie Bramblett of Bridge City and Gina Tweekrem of Lumberton; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Joyce Bodin of Pleasure Island.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Newsom, Richard Newsom III, Lane Dupree, Robert Boden, John Benfield and Ralph Benfield. Honorary pallbearer is Gene Allbritton.