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 services for Mrs. Slayton will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 31, 2019, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewayne Teague. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Robert Cleveland, Mike Cleveland, and Kyle Blackmon.
Mrs. Slayton will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the service hour on Thursday.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Bessie Elizabeth Slayton who died on Saturday.