Mrs. Mary Bessie Elizabeth Slayton, age 81, of Summerville, GA, died Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Slayton was born November 12, 1937, in Menlo, GA, daughter of the late John and Nannie Searels Cleveland.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Slayton was preceded in death by her husband,

Robert Franklin Slayton; one brother, three sisters; and a granddaughter, Brandy Green.

Mrs. Slayton is survived by her sons, Bobby Slayton, Perry Michael Slayton; daughters, Barbara Ann Pennington, Nancy Carol Blackmon; a sister, Effie Gardner; 8 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Slayton are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Mason Funeral Home.