Malissa Beatrice Douglass
March 05, 1931 - December 07, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel
Friday, December 11, 10:30 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel
Malissa Beatrice “Bea” Douglass, 89, of Auburn and formerly of South Milford died Monday, December 7, 2020 at Parkview DeKalb Hospital in Auburn.
She was born March 5, 1931 in Bloomfield to Marcus Benjamin and Lestie Martha (Pafford) Hamlin.
On December 14, 1958 in Kendallville she married John W. Douglass. He preceded her in death on December 1, 2004.
Mrs. Douglass had been a baker at Milford Elementary School and retired from Parker-Hanafin in Albion.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Kendallville.
Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte (Juan Rosales) Huff of Dallas, Texas, and Traci Douglass of Ashley; two sons, Jonathan (Lisa) Douglass of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Brian Douglass of Big Turkey Lake, LaGrange; a son-in-law, George Buhler of Greenville, Texas; twelve grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; two sisters, June Stackhouse of Kendallville and Beulah Morr of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Argile (Marilyn) Hamlin of Kendallville.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Leatrice Buhler; four brothers, Walter Hamlin, John Hamlin, Eugene Hamlin, and an infant brother, Russell Hamlin; and two sisters, Frances Helms Lafferty and Oneita Bailey.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Vance Hamlin officiating. Burial will be in South Milford Cemetery.
Bea’s funeral service on Friday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Per the Governor, face masks are required.
Preferred memorials are to Breast Cancer Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, 340 West 10th Street, Fairbanks Hall, Suite 6200, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3082.
View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
Thank You all for your kind words. I feel such Joy & Happiness reading how many lives my mom touched over the years and in such positive ways. REJOICE with me knowing that mom is with Out LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
A lovely lady. So patient, kind and caring. My condolences to her family.
So many memories of "Aunt" Bea as everyone called her, even though we weren't related. Remember her in the kitchen at Camp Arrowhead, Ball lake, always doing what ever needed to be done. What a sweet lady- Thoughts and prayers to all of the family and extended family as you mourn the loss of a wonderful Woman.
I'm sad to hear we lost Aunt Bea. I always looked forward to seeing her and getting a hug at all the get togethers. She always made me feel welcome and happy to be there. I will miss her.
So sorry to hear of Aunt Bea's passing, she was a strong, hard working woman who lived by her faith and loved her family so much. Hold on to the memories and may they bring you comfort.
So sorry for your loss. Bea was a wonderful sister in Christ as well as a long time friend of our family. Hugs and Prayers.
My heart is broken..my luv for Bea was deep ..she was like a second mother to me...she guided me through sone very difficult times in my life..which i will for ever be grateful for...I know there is a party going on up in heaven this wk ... Tracy .. Brian....I love u both so much and u are in ny prayers
I enjoyed Bea when we were able to have church services, sure was disappoint when virus hit and couldn't come anymore.
What a wonderful person Aunt Bea was. She helped in my first grade classroom, teaching children to read. She was kind with a smile for everyone she met. Our prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Remember all the great moments you had together.
No tears in heaven, no tears, no tears up there! Sorrow and pain will all have flown! No tears, no tears up there. No tears in heaven will be known ! My strong tough mama taught me to be a strong Christian female warrior without being a feminist. (But I still may shed a tear down here on Earth every now and then).
We are so sorry to hear about Bea. She was aways kind to Barbara and me, and just fun to be around. God bless the family.
Sincere condolences from a far away kinsman.
It was always a joy to see Aunt Bea at family reunions, listen to her soft-speaking voice and enjoy her laugh. She was such a fine Christian lady serving as a good role model for others. Sending love and prayers for all the family at this time of her passing.
I only remember meeting Aunt Bea once when I was a little girl. I remember thinking she was the nicest lady, cooked ALOT of food and she had the coolest house because her bathroom was outside. My grandparents are Don&Oneita Bailey, I'm sure they along with Gramma Hamlin, Lea and all that loved her were waiting to welcome her home. Prayers for all.
Aunt Bea was such a joy to speak with, I enjoyed being around her. She’s walking with Jesus, PTL!!
You will be missed Grandma... Prayers to the Huff family during this time.
Love you Grandma it's your little Joshie. I will come see you and Grandpa.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family . Bea was a wonder person. Love Maxie